Five abandoned football stadiums that found other uses - from Saturday League to bus shelters

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2023-06-04 12:12:37  • 4 mins

Not all football stadiums are able to maintain the glitz and glamour of football at the highest level.

From the prestige of the Premier League to the pinnacle of the World Cup, there are some venues that eventually fall by the wayside. Due to the rapid advancement of technology, and the ever-increasing ticket demands, the majority of these havens are then knocked down to make way for new state-of-the-art stadiums with the original ground left to rot in the wilderness.

Thankfully, there are some that can be rehashed to serve a new purpose in the community, such as bus shelters and Esport arenas, as Daily Star Sport examines...

READ MORE: FIFA slammed for letting World Cup take place on farmland pitches in Argentina

Built as one of the more extravagant venues for the 2014 World Cup, Estadio Mane Garrincha cost the Brazilian government an eye-watering 350million - at the time making it the second most expensive football ground in history, behind Wembley.

The 72,000-capacity arena hosted seven games at the tournament, as Germany went on to lift the crown, but upkeep costs of 130,000 per month meant the council were forced to think outside the box when developing a transformative plan to ensure taxpayers were getting their money's worth.

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