It’s funny that possibly the worst stadium ever built, especially among those built in the last 20 years would be, in Toronto, because the Rogers Center (formerly known as the SkyDome) was supposed to be a state-of-the-art facility with a full-fledged hotel and a fitness center attached to it that no other sports franchise could rival. It only took about 5 years for the Rogers Center to become obsolete. The same old story tends to repeat itself for other stadiums. For proof, just look at this top 10 list.
Just to take a step back for a moment and be fair, most of these stadiums are no longer considered new and have actually been around a very long time, but nonetheless are an embarrassment to their local fan base. Enjoy reading the list and if you live in one of the cities where these buildings exist, say a prayer and hope for a new facility soon, because some of these venues are downright brutal.
One would think that a stadium worthy of hosting the Beatles’ final concert in 1966 would be known for its prestige, but that’s not the case with Candlestick Park. In December of 2011, the San Francisco 49ers played a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers that featured 2 separate power outages due to a pair of blown transformers. Overall, the stadium lacked atmosphere, and other than money, that was the reason for the departure of the San Francisco Giants as baseball purists just didn’t like it. The San Francisco 49ers will no longer play at Candlestick Park and ironically enough, the last event to ever take place in the building will be a Paul McCartney concert in August of 2014. It’s a 54-year-old building and it’s time for it to go.