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10 MOST UNUSUAL SPORTS VENUES

When it comes to popular sports events, they usually take place in the most urban parts of the cities. You would never expect to see a football pitch on top of a department store. Let alone, a squash tournament right next to the Pyramids in Giza.

Take a look at the photos of the most unusual sports venues in the world.

1. Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, USA

The Coeur d’Alene Resort golf course is definitely one of the prettiest in the world. Designed by Scott Miller, the course first opened in 1991. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, in the very heart of Idaho wilderness. The course is unique for having the floating movable golf green in the middle of the lake. In order to take your next shot, there are water taxis that will take you to your next hole. You will be inspired by the scenery and probably make your best score.

The Lake Coeur d'Alene golf course is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

The Lake Coeur d'Alene golf course is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

2. Tennis Court at Burj Al Arab, United Arab Emirates

Playing tennis at 700 ft above Jumeirah beach in Dubai must be a unique experience. The highest tennis court is a part of Burj Al Arab, the fourth largest hotel in the world.  The court itself is the hotel’s helipad which covers the area of 4,467 sq ft. Can you imagine the view from there? Absolutely spectacular!

Tennis court at Burj Al Arab in the United Arab Emirates is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

Tennis court at Burj Al Arab in the United Arab Emirates is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

Tennis court at Burj Al Arab in the United Arab Emirates is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source 

3. Eidi Stadium, Faroe Islands

Just like its name suggests this football pitch is situated in the village Eidi in the Faroe Islands. The stadium couldn’t be any closer to the Atlantic Ocean. It is completely surrounded by it. The Eidi Stadium is home to some of the country’s semi-pro football teams.

Eidi Stadium in the Faroe Islands is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source 

Eidi Stadium in the Faroe Islands is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

4. Rooftop Mini Football Pitch, Japan

This football pitch is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world. It sits atop the Tokyo Department Store, above the Shibuya Station. Constructed in 2001, Adidas Futsal Park is one of the marvels of urban planning. It shows how to maximize best the use of spaces.

Rooftop football pitch in Tokyo is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

Rooftop football pitch in Tokyo is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source 

5. Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium, Switzerland

The Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium in Switzerland is carved into the mountains of Zermatt. Located at 6,561 feet above sea level, it is the highest stadium in Europe. The only way to reach the stadium is to get a cable car from the village of Stalden. The place where the stadium is built is the only flat space in this area.

Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium in Switzerland  is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium in Switzerland  is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

Ottmar Hitzfeld Stadium in Switzerland  is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

6. The Uummannaq Ice Golf Course, Greenland

Uummannaq is the right place for extreme golfers. The World Ice Golf Championship first took place in 1997. The course is framed with freezing glaciers and massive icebergs. Completely different from the others, this golf tournament keeps attracting visitors from around the world.

The Uummannaq Ice Golf Course in Greenland is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

The Uummannaq Ice Golf Course in Greenland is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

7. World Open Squash, Egypt

Can you imagine playing squash in such an amazing place?  Having a cheering crowd all around is incredible for every sportsman. But looking at the Pyramids just in front of you is an extra bonus.

World Open Squash in Giza is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

World Open Squash in Giza is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

8. The Float at Marina Bay, Singapore

The Float at Marina Bay is the only floating football pitch in the world. The stadium attracts tourists from all parts of the world for its exquisite architectural design. It can hold around 30,000 people in the seating area.

The Float at Marina Bay in Singapore is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

The Float at Marina Bay in Singapore is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source 

9. Ski Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort, which is a part of one of the largest shopping malls in the world. The resort features 280 ft-high mountain with 5 different slopes. There are tow and quad lifts that carry skiers up to the mountain. Playing area features different types of slides, climbing towers and an ice cave. You can also book an encounter with penguins, who come out to play there several times a day.

Ski Dubai resort is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

Ski Dubai resort is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

Ski Dubai resort is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

10. Piazza del Campo, Italy

The Palio horse race in Sienna takes place twice a year, once in July and once in August. It is a big event in the city, making it a popular tourist spot. Before the race there is the Corteo Storico, when participants are dressed in the regalia of the Middle Ages. Everything happens in the city’s central square – Piazza del Campo.

The Palio horse race in Italy is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source 

The Palio horse race in Italy is one of the most unusual sports venues in the world.source

 

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