9 iconic stadiums across the world that no longer exist

Meredith Cash
  • A good stadium can make or break a sporting event, which is why the best arenas are so well known to fans around the world.

  • But some formerly legendary arenas that once represented the peak of advancement have since slipped into oblivion and, in some cases, been demolished.

  • Check out these stadiums' stunning transformations from relevance and fame to obscurity and dilapidation.

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Sporting events are about so much more than what happens on the field or court, and that's why the best arenas are so well known to fans around the world.

But some formerly legendary arenas that once represented the peak of advancement have since slipped into oblivion. Legendary venues like the Pontiac Silverdome, once home to the Detroit Tigers and host of Super Bowl XVI, Wembley Stadium, which once hosted the Olympics and the World Cup, and the Houston Astrodome, the stadium that many Houston sports franchises called home, look very different than they did during their prime.

Check out these stadiums' stunning transformations from relevance and fame to oblivion and, in some cases, disintegration:

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