The huge arena was completed and inaugurated in july 2013, with a capacity of 40.000 spectators. It is situated very close to the city, in the suburb where I stay. I normally pass by it every day, either by bike or walking, feeling diminished. The exterior of the stadium illuminates the surroundings like a UFO from a film. Ailsa’s Travel Theme of the week is Illuminated. To see other contributors, please look at Ailsa’s page.
About a year ago I showed some images from the same place before it was finished, in another photo challenge on the same theme. (At this time of the year it seems we’re always longing for an alternative to the massive darkness) .