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The 13 most outside-the-box places to ever hold sporting events

It beats the back field for a puck-around.

A MAJOR COLLEGE basketball game will be played on the deck of an aircraft carrier for the second-straight year this weekend.

The game generated huge TV ratings last year, and is part of a growing trend of sporting events being held in outrageous venues.

From tennis 1,000 feet in the air to soccer on a floating field, we picked our 13 favourite outside-the-box venues to ever hold big games.

The 13 most outside-the-box places to ever hold sporting events
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  • UNC played Michigan State on an aircraft carrier in San Diego last year

  • The world ice golf championships in greenland

  • The NYC squash tournament of champions is now held in Grand Central Station

  • The Great Wall of China hosts an annual marathon

  • The Dodgers played the Red Sox in front of 115,000 in the LA Coliseum in 2008

  • Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer play tennis on a floating court in Qatar

  • From the side it looks like they're standing on water

  • In 2004 the WNBA's New York Liberty played the Detroit Shock on stage at Radio City Music Hall

  • Andre Agassi and Roger Federer played tennis 1,000 feet up on a skyscraper in Dubai

  • In 1986 this landless town built on stilts in Thailand constructed a soccer field

  • Horse racing through the streets of Siena in Italy

  • A squash tournament was held at the pyramids in Giza in 1998

  • A floating soccer pitch in Singapore

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