Stadium ‘Avangard’

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Стадион «Авангард» – Stadium ‘Avangard’
Hidroproektovska vulytsya, Pripyat
Visted in 2014

The stadium was built in the year of the disaster. It should’ve opened May 1, 1986. Soccer was incredibly popular in Pripyat – each reactor had its own team. The Dynamo Kiev soccer team at that moment was the current champion in 1985, and many of their players played for the national team of the Soviet Union.

The field was used a couple of times, but the official opening never took place. Today the field is overgrown and the grandstand is crumbling down.

On the photo above you can see the stadium at nighttime a couple of weeks before the accident.

Stadium Pripyat Chernobyl
Stadium Pripyat Chernobyl
Stadium Pripyat Chernobyl
Stadium Pripyat Chernobyl
Stadium Pripyat Chernobyl
Stadium Pripyat Chernobyl
Stadium Pripyat Chernobyl
Stadium Pripyat Chernobyl
Stadium Pripyat Chernobyl
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