We have seen this in the U.S. at times. I recall the SF State track not taken care of in the 1970s, but now a wonderful fixture. Sad to see Crystal Palace, which dates back to Queen Victoria, a long time host to brilliant athletics events, being unsafe. Thanks to editor of AW, Jason Henderson, who writes daily about the sport he loves. All credit to Athletics Weekly.
Crystal Palace closed due to parts of the stadium being unsafe
The spiritual home of British athletics temporarily shut down following safety fears relating to concrete pillars supporting floodlights.
Athletes and coaches using Crystal Palace for winter training have been frustrated after the stadium was closed this month due to safety concerns.
Concrete pillars supporting the floodlights in the arena have been deemed “unsafe,” with the operators of the sports center announcing the emergency closure last Friday (Nov 18). Since then, parts of the park have been reopened with an “exclusion zone” in another area.
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Check out a story: Crystal Palace left to rot, May 2021: https://www.runblogrun.com/2021/05/crystal-palace-stadium-has-been-left-to-rot.html