10/31/2014 05:08 pm ET Updated Oct 31, 2014

44 Haunting Photographs Of Abandoned Sports Venues

While some sporting venues become iconic characters in their own right, others are just discarded. Unlike Madison Square Garden and Old Trafford, these places aren't renovated or beloved, they are abandoned.

Whether they were used but briefly during the Olympics or once housed a team that moved on to either a new city or facility, these decrepit yet sometimes still beautiful abandoned venues have seen better days:

Abandoned Sports Venues