Rest in Pieces: 50 Demolished Sports Stadiums We Love

17. White City Stadium

Location: 1-37 Dorando Close, Hammersmith, London
Opened: 1908
Demolished: 1985
Current status: BBC Worldwide
Nickname: "The Great Stadium"
Famed tenants: Queens Park Rangers F.C. (1931-1933) (1962-1963)

Built originally for the 1908 Olympics (and memorialized in a pretty great Pogues song) White City was considered the first "modern-seater" stadium and hosted races, boxing matches, and soccer matches (including one in the 1966 World Cup) as well.

INSPIRED COPYCATS HOSTED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MULTI-SPORT ARCHITECTURAL MARVEL

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