Some abandoned football stadiums…

Estadio Insular

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The Esatdio Insular was built in 1945 and was the home ground for Spanish side UD Las Palmas. It held 21,000 people but was closed in 2003 when the Estadio Gran Canaria opened.

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Lluís Sitjar Stadium

108px-Rcd_mallorca.svgStaying in Spain there is a similar story involving RCD Mallorca’s old ground. Opened in the 1940s it held 18,000 spectators but was closed partially in 1999 and then fully in 2007 due to new facilities.

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Štadión Petržalka

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Slovakia has more than a few abandoned stadiums. Many were built with money that simply no longer exists and it has been common for sides to move from one ground to another every few years. FC Petrzalka Akademia used to play their matches at their 7,000 capacity Štadión Petržalka but not any more…

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Central Dynamo Stadium

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Central Dynamo Stadium was built in 1928 and had a capacity 36,540 people. Situated in Moscow it was home to Dynamo Moscow until it was closed for demolition in 2008. There is due to be a brand new stadium in place of the original for the next World Cup.

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Just as a last little piece of interest, here are some images of what the new VTB Arena in Moscow will look like…

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