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The Kop, Liverpool, England

February 12th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

In 1928 when the Kop was redesigned and extended to accommodate 30,000 spectators with a huge roof erected. It was the largest Kop in the country, and was able to hold more supporters than some entire football grounds, it remained virtually unaltered until 1994, when it was turned into an all-seater stand following the Taylor Report.

The Kop was rebuilt in 1994 after the Taylor Report and became all seated, although it is still a single tier, the capacity was significantly reduced to 12,390.

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Golf field, Siemianowice Śląskie, Poland

January 9th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Golf field in Siemianowice Śląskie, Poland.

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Golf field near Glasgow Prestwic Airport, Glasgow, Scotland

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Golf field near Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, Scotland.

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Fox Chapel Country Club, Pittsburgh, USA

December 23rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Fox Chapel Country Club near Pittsburgh, USA.

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North Sydney Olympic Pool, Australia

September 11th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

North Sydney Olympic Pool in Australia

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The Covered Hall, Cairo, Egypt

August 25th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Covered Hall is an indoor sporting arena located near the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. The capacity of the arena is 20,000.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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The Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California, USA

June 17th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Walter Pyramid, formerly known as the Long Beach Pyramid, is the on-campus basketball and volleyball arena for the NCAA college basketball and college volleyball teams of Long Beach State University 49ers. Finished in 1994, it is located in Long Beach, California. It is a large pyramid-shaped building, uniformly clad in sheets of dark blue corrugated aluminum; it seats 5,000 spectators.

The Southern California Summer Pro League uses the Pyramid during July. The league is a showcase for current and prospective NBA basketball players, including recent draft picks, current NBA players working on their skills and conditioning, and international professionals hoping to become NBA players.

Although it is the home of LBSU basketball and volleyball teams, professional teams like the ECHL's Long Beach Ice Dogs play at the Long Beach Sports Arena, a bigger facility that is located closer to the downtown area of Long Beach, as did the Long Beach Jam, who have since relocated to Bakersfield.

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The Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

June 9th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Charlotte Coliseum was a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, US. It was operated by the Charlotte Coliseum Authority, which also oversees the operation of Cricket Arena, the Charlotte Convention Center, and Ovens Auditorium.

It hosted its final NBA basketball game on October 26, 2005; a preseason game between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Indiana Pacers.

The city of Charlotte sold the property, and the building was demolished via implosion on June 3, 2007. A mixed-use development is now planned for the space since the demolition is complete.

Construction on the Charlotte Coliseum began in 1986 and was opened on August 11, 1988 with a dedication by the Rev. Billy Graham. At the time the venue was seen as state-of-the-art, complete with luxury boxes and a large eight-sided video scoreboard. The day after the dedication, the United States olympic basketball team was scheduled to play an exhibition game at the Coliseum. While preparing for the event, the multi-million dollar scoreboard was being repositioned when it struck the ceiling and crashed to the floor, destroying both it and the basketball court it landed on (an alternate floor was brought from Cricket Arena in time for the game that night).

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