Most Expensive Olympic Stadiums Ever Built
Is there any event out there as thrilling as the Olympics? Although the games date back thousands of years, the modern Olympics as we know them were first held in 1896. And since then, its host countries have been embroiled in a veritable arms race for who can build the biggest and most amazing stadium in which to compete. It’s a matter of pride, sure, but it’s also a matter of cash. Wherever the Olympics go, huge crowds follow — generating countless tourism dollars along the way.
With that in mind, it’s clear why host cities are so interested in creating monumental facilities that capture the world’s imagination. Among these monolithic monsters, these three stadiums stand out as the most expensive ever built.