New Astrodome Imagery and Something Sad I Saw on Television

Have you been wondering over the past decade exactly what’s happened to the world’s first multi-purposed domed stadium? These are some stunning images of Houston, Texas’ Astrodome taken ten years after the 62 000 seat structure was abandoned. The famed Astroturf field remains in place – kind of. I don’t watch a lot of daytime…

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Google Sightseeing: Abandoned Stadiums of the United States

Last month saw the first half of our look at abandoned stadiums around the world that can be seen on Google Maps imagery.  Today comes the second half, with our look at abandoned sports facilities of the United States.  What makes looking at abandoned sports venues in the US so interesting is the huge number…

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Google Sightseeing: Abandoned Stadiums of Europe, South America, and Africa

Last week, The Basement Geographer featured a post on the largest imploded buildings in history, one of which was the famous Kingdome in Seattle, a multi-purpose sports stadium that barely existed for a quarter of a century.  Not all abandoned or outmoded stadia get destroyed, however.  Some are just left to sit.  And sit.  and sit….

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