Pripyat: Stadium

After walking through the amusement park in Pripyat, we found ourselves on a path lined by trees on both sides.

“What do you think this path is?”, asked the guide.

As we approached the grandstand, it became clear that it was the running track of Pripyat’s Stadium “Avangard”. None of us would have ever guessed it. What was once the football field was now a green forest.

Track at Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Track

Track at Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Track

The field at Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

The field

We had a chance to explore the bleachers and go inside the stadium.

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Looking towards the field at Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Looking towards the field

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Stadium “Avangard”

Lights at Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Lights

Lights at Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Lights

Later on in the day, we passed by the gates and ticket booth of the stadium.

Gates at Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Gates

Gates at Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Gates

Gates at Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Gates

Extra seats at Stadium "Avangard" in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Extra seats

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