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44 Haunting Photographs Of Abandoned Sports Venues

While some sporting venues become iconic characters in their own right, others are just discarded. Unlike Madison Square Garden and Old Trafford, these places aren't renovated or beloved, they are abandoned.

Whether they were used but briefly during the Olympics or once housed a team that moved on to either a new city or facility, these decrepit yet sometimes still beautiful abandoned venues have seen better days:

  • Silverdome
    Pontiac, Michigan
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    Pontiac, Michigan
  • Silverdome
    Pontiac, Michigan
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    Pontiac, Michigan
  • Silverdome
    Pontiac, Michigan
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Pontiac, Michigan
  • Unnamed high school bleachers
    Doole, Texas
    mlhradio/Flickr
    Doole, Texas
  • Olympic Fountain & Village
    Athens, Greece
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    Athens, Greece
  • Olympic Fountain & Village
    Athens, Greece
    Milos Bicanski via Getty Images
    Athens, Greece
  • Olympic Baseball Stadium
    Athens, Greece
    Milos Bicanski via Getty Images
    Athens, Greece
  • Olympic Baseball Stadium
    Athens, Greece
    Milos Bicanski via Getty Images
    Athens, Greece
  • Olympic Baseball Stadium
    Athens, Greece
    Milos Bicanski via Getty Images
    Athens, Greece
  • Faliro Beach Volleyball Stadium
    Athens, Greece
    Milos Bicanski via Getty Images
    Athens, Greece
  • Faliro Beach Volleyball Stadium
    Athens, Greece
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Athens, Greece
  • Faliro Beach Volleyball Arena
    Athens, Greece
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Athens, Greece
  • Olympic Village Training Pool
    Athens, Greece
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Athens, Greece
  • Olympic Canoe-Kayak Water Park
    Athens, Greece
    Bloomberg via Getty Images
    Athens, Greece
  • Olympic Canoe-Kayak Water Park
    Athens, Greece
    Bloomberg via Getty Images
    Athens, Greece
  • Olympic Canoe-Kayak Water Park
    Athens, Greece
    Bloomberg via Getty Images
    Athens, Greece
  • Stadion Za Lužánkami
    Brno, Czech Republic.
    Kojotisko/Flickr
    Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Stadion Za Lužánkami
    Brno, Czech Republic.
    Kojotisko/Flickr
    Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Stadion Za Lužánkami
    Brno, Czech Republic.
    Kojotisko/Flickr
    Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Stadion Za Lužánkami
    Brno, Czech Republic.
    Kojotisko/Flickr
    Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Tiger Stadium (demolished 2009)
    bbcworldservice/Flickr
  • Tiger Stadium (demolished 2009)
    Detroit, Michigan
    Kevin.Ward/Flickr
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Tiger Stadium (demolished 2009)
    Detroit, Michigan
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Houston Astrosdome
    Houston, Texas
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Houston, Texas
  • Houston Astrodome
    Houston, Texas
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    Houston, Texas
  • Olympic Podium
    Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
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    Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Ski Jump
    Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    ELVIS BARUKCIC via Getty Images
    Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Ski Jump
    Sarajevo, Bosnie & Herzegovina
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    Sarajevo, Bosnie & Herzegovina
  • Bobsled Track
    Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
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    Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Bobsled Track
    Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    ELVIS BARUKCIC via Getty Images
    Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
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