Ashkhabad Olympic Stadium – Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan

Staying in northwest Asia, today it’s the country of Turkmenistan, and the track at Ashkabad Olympic Stadium.  This stadium is certainly different from all the others I’ve found in this region.  With the white cover over the seats on top of the round white stadium, it looks like a giant spaceship.  When I first saw pictures of it, I thought it was a futuristic 1970’s design.  After looking for some more information, it turns out it was built in 2003, so I’m not sure if the retro-space look was by design or on purpose.  Either way, it’s a cool looking stadium and a nice change from the ordinary.

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