The Creepiest Abandoned Sports Stadiums On Earth

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Image: Jonas Bengtsson
Image: Jonas Bengtsson

15. Linnahall, Tallin, Estonia

Built to host events at the 1980 Summer Olympics, Linnahall in Tallin, Estonia, is a crumbling monument to Soviet concrete brutalism. After the Olympic carnival had come and gone, however, Estonia had little use for this 5,000-seat venue. Consequently, the ravages of time and neglect have left the Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport – as it was called during the Soviet era – an eerie, decaying shadow of its former self.

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Image: via HuffingtonPost
Image: via HuffingtonPost

14. Olympic Village, Berlin, Germany

Few sporting events have had as much historical significance as the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. That’s because they saw the Olympic flag hanging side by side with flags bearing the swastika of the Nazi party. And the most famous athlete to stay at the now ruined Olympic Village in Berlin was African American Jesse Jones. He went on to claim four gold medals at the Games, confounding Nazi ideology that insisted he was racially inferior.

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