Thinking about the most incredible sports stadiums in the world most people would think of the FC Barcelona or Madison Square Garden, However we decided to collate something a bit out of the ordinary. Here are some of the weirdest and most amazing places to play sport in the world.
Tennis On A Helipad
Dubai offers a scary but one of a kind experience of playing tennis at a massive height of the Burj Al Arab helipad. This venue is a luxury hotel known as one of the tallest hotels in the world so its not difficult to imagine why it holds a sport venue at such high altitude.
Basketball On An Aircraft Carrier
This game was held in 2012 on the USS Midway aircraft carrier which is now a maritime museum in California. The game was attended by President Barack Obama, making the game an even more amazing event.
Greenland in true icy style offers the chance to play ice golf in Uummannaq. As you can imagine it is important to use coloured balls playing golf here as white ones blend in with the surroundings.
United Arab Emirates holds beach rugby at Ras Al Khaimah. This location was not chosen for sport by preference, the RAK Rugby Club had to do with the makeshift sand pitch until their current club location was built.
Bourghton-on-the-water hosts a single football match once a year on the August Bank Holiday Monday. The unique sport is quite popular despite the fact that most spectators are soaked by the end of the game!
Cricket In A Slate Mine
In North England lies a Cambrian slate mine, of which English village teams made use of as a cricket pitch in 2013. It was the first time cricket has ever been played underground. The game was a charity event to raise money for Threlkeld’s flooded grounds.
Skiing In Fenway Park
In 2016 the home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team was transformed into a huge ski jump. Professional skiers competed here including freestyle skier Andri Ragettli.
Horse Racing On Lake St. Moritz
In Switzerland on the frozen surface of Lake St. Moritz horse races are held. The ice would want to be thick holding the weight of pounding horses and their riders! Polo is also played here as an alternative sport to racing.
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Seven Biggest Aviation Hangars in the World
Aircraft hangars are meticulously designed and engineered constructions, custom to protect and serve the pilot and the plane. Take a look at this array of the largest and most impressive hangars that the world has to offer.
This impressive hangar was built in the 1990’s in Brandenburg Germany. It’s purpose was to house the production and storage of the CL 160 CargoLifter airship. This enormous aircraft was never actually built and thus it is now a resort and waterpark named Tropical Islands. The Aerium Hangar is the world’s largest freestanding hall, being the size of 181,500 square feet.
This hangar is known as ‘Big Texas’, being placed on San Antonio’s Kelly Airforce Base. It is the size of 600,00 square feet. As it is actively used in the US military not much else is known to the public of its uses and purpose.
Hangar One is located in the San Francisco Area of California. It was opened in 1933 and roughly covers 348,964 square feet. Formally this large building housed the U.S.S. Macon but is now leased by Google.
Hangar B is situated in Oregon U.S.A. it was built in 1943 by the U.S Navy during the Second World War. It houses both aircrafts and blimps throughout this period. It is now part of the Tillamook Air Museum. Being as big as 317,000 square feet, it is still one of the world’s largest clear-span wooden structures.
Boeing Everett Factory
Washington U.S.A houses the Boeing Everett Factory which is technically a production plant instead of a hangar even though the factory does store newly finished Boeing planes. It is open to the public and is a popular tourist attraction being the world’s largest free-standing structure at 4.3 million square feet.
Lockheed Air Terminal
This hangar has been in use since the Second World War. It is 163,344 square feet. At the time of the war netting camouflaged the entire airport to ensure from the air it looked like rural area, to prevent bombing attacks from enemy forces. The image above illustrates the rural disguise used in the war over the airport.
Spruce Goose Dome
This unique structure is located on Long Beach, California. In the past it has housed Hughes Aircraft’s H-4 Hercules. This aircraft has the largest wingspan of any aircraft ever to be built. However it was never deployed as it was not yet completed by the end of the Second World War, for which it was developed. It covers 75,000 square feet and is now used as an event space for the Queen Mary Hotel.
This is an extremely famous hangar through Europe, standing in Salzburg Austria. It was built in the 1990’s by Dietrich Mateschitz, the founder of the energy drink Red Bull. It is 71,832 square feet and currently houses one of a kind planes owned by a group of aircraft enthusiasts known as the Flying Bulls. It also holds the Restaurant Ikarus, which is a famous high- class restaurant with rotating guest chefs.