As you’ve undoubtedly heard elsewhere, the Orioles ended two days of cancelled engagements with the White Sox at the former’s Camden Yards with a Wednesday afternoon contest played in an empty ballpark due to safety concerns in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s questionable death at the hands of Baltimore police. This of course, was not the first time an event of such stature took place in an otherwise vacant venue ; as recently as last Autumn, CSKA Moscow was forced to play their home Champions League fixtures to an empty Arena Khimki per order of UEFA following racist & violent behavior by their supporters.

Former CSTB contributor Ben Schwartz points out that last week marked the 34th anniversary of Terry Funk and Jerry Lawler’s 1985 clash at an empty Mid-South Coliseum :