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Abandoned Sports Venues

Espresso Logo By Ian Harrison of Espresso | Slide 1 of 16: <p>Given how much they cost to construct, and all the work they require, you might think the<strong> arenas</strong> and <strong>stadiums</strong> where we gather to watch sporting events would last for a long, long time. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. All over the world, former teams and tenants have abandoned buildings that were once filled with fans. A few lucky facilities have found a new lease on life, while others are simply gathering dust, or falling down. Take a tour of these sporting sites that once knew athletic glory to see where things stand now.</p>

Abandoned Sports Venues

Given how much they cost to construct, and all the work they require, you might think the arenas and stadiums where we gather to watch sporting events would last for a long, long time. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. All over the world, former teams and tenants have abandoned buildings that were once filled with fans. A few lucky facilities have found a new lease on life, while others are simply gathering dust, or falling down. Take a tour of these sporting sites that once knew athletic glory to see where things stand now.

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