Moving, financial problems or war are some of the reasons why some of wonderful stadiums get abandoned. In this article we want to look at 5 football arenas which have no occupants today.

5.Maracana stadium – Brazil


The Maracana was abandoned after the 2016 Rio Olympics. Today, it has no electricity; some chairs have been stolen; and the gates got rusty. It is painful to see how the once legendary football venue became a wasteland.

4.Donbass Arena – Ukraine


In Donetsk, the Donbass Arena is abandoned because of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The stadium was the target of a bombing in 2014. Shakhtar had to move to Lviv and Kharkiv. The Old home for Shakhtar is now held by pro-Russian rebels.

3.Pontiac Silverdome – USA


Stadiums are sometimes abandoned for less serious reasons; that was the case with the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit.  It hosted 1994 World Cup then the NFL with Detroit Lions. The stadium was abandoned in 2015 before its destruction in 2017.

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