10 Abandoned And Crumbling Sports Stadiums

Abandoned sports stadiums are melancholy sites. Although built to celebrate human capabilities, designed to engulf the roar of audience bursting from all direction, some stadiums today are as quiet as a tomb.

Abandoned and crumbling sports stadiums

Past their heyday, the seats are getting rotten and the pitches are cover with overgrowth. Today we bring you 10 dying empty crumbling structures that were once a thriving stadium.

10 Abandoned And Crumbling Sports Stadiums

10. The Astrodome, USA

Abandoned and crumbling sports stadiums

Otherwise known as the Houston Astrodome is the world’s first multi-purpose stadium. It was dome shaped and officially called the NRG Astrodome. Located in Texas it opened in 1965 and was the second home to the MBL’s Houston Astrosand also of NFL’s Houston Oilers. Nicknamed the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, from 1966 to 2002 The Astrodome held the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Over decades the venue hosted a number of events until the Houston Fire Department declared in 2008 that the place was non-compliant with fire codes. Abandoned and crumbling sports stadiums ,the Astrodome is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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9. Osaka Stadium, Japan

Abandoned and crumbling sports stadiums

The stadium was built primarily as a basketball stadium and was home of the Nankai Hawks up until in 1988 when they moved to the Heiwadai Stadium. It is owned by Osaka Stadium Corporation. Located in Naniwa-ku, Osaka, the stadium opened in 1950. Built on a red-brick tobacco plant destroyed during the World War II, it has a total capacity of seating 32,000 people. In 1987, Michael Jackson concluded the Bad World Tour in Osaka Stadium. And in the same year Madonna kicked off her first concerts in Japan – Who’s That Girl World Tour at this Abandoned and crumbling sports stadiums.

In 1998 the Osaka stadium was demolished to built shopping and office complexes. In April 2007, construction of the Namba Parks was complete in place of the stadium.

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8. Washington Coliseum, USA

Abandoned and crumbling sports stadiums

Previously known as the Uline Arena, it is an indoor Abandoned and crumbling sports stadiums located in Washington D.C. Since its opening in February 1941, a number of major athletic events like the Basketball Association of America’s Washington Capitols (1946-49) and the American Basketball Association’s Washington Caps (1969-70) and various types of events like ballet, speeches, ice skating, circuses and martial arts. In 1967 concerts were ban due to a riot that occurred during the performance of The Temptations. At a time it could accommodate around 7,000 to 9,000 people.

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