With baseball season just underway here in the U.S, it’s fitting to feature some of the world’s weirdest outdoor sporting stadiums. This list, courtesy of This Blog Rules, doesn’t take a look at the most famous or most winningest stadiums, but those with the strangest design, bizarre location or puzzling elements.
The Float at Marina Bay is the world’s largest floating stadium and home of sport’s most dedicated ball girls. Located in Marina Bay, Singapore, the floating platform is made entirely of steel and is accompanied by a gallery that seats up to 30,000 people.
An enormous rock moving process (and about $122 million dollars) was necessary when building this football stadium in Portugal. It was built in harmony with its surrounding environment, and offers rarely seen natural backdrop in close proximity to the playing field.
Brazil’s Eco-Stadium also tapped into the surrounding environment by placing its seating on top of a hill. Using no concrete, much of the stadium was built with recycled wood.
Osaka Stadium in Japan (also seen in main image) is the former home of baseball team, Nankai Hawks. When the team was moved and the stadium abandoned – the space was filled with model homes for quite some time, until it was finally demolished in 1998
To check out more strangely placed stadiums from around the globe, take a look at the rest of the list here.