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Which is your favourite sporting venue and why? (regardless of the actual quality of sport on display)
your brain is a muscle too you know?
its also the only stadium where i've been in every stand and also on the pitch.
the old court 1 at wimbledon (standing section)
the old wembley, even tho i never got to see football there.
Yesterday it was just Indian fans.
*ESPECIALLY when the cricket's poor or it's raining
...helps that I can hear, if not actually see, it from my place.
The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff (especially with the roof closed) is immense
and the scene of my all-time worst sunburn
worth it though?
I chose the 3rd base/LF end so away from the sun, with the views stretching right across the bay.
OH MAN I WANT TO GO BACK!
it was a lovely sunny day (obviously!) and we were sitting round just past 1st for the Marlins game, the view is something else
only my 2nd live baseball game, first was at US Cellular Field
surely Wrigley Field is the place to go in Chicago, even if they suck these days, its an incredible stadium!
besides I think the Cubs may have clashed with the Bears, which I'll get on to later down thread...
and also the scene of my girlfriend's worst ever sunburn (full on blistering and everything- I, smugly, bought a hat and wore long sleeves). Despite that, and her absolute disinterest in sports in general and my odd baseball fixation in particular, she loved it. Got to see a divisional match up against the Diamondbacks, before the Giants recently turned shit, in the upper deck right behind home plate. Won 2-1, and got to see Matt Cain pitch a great game.
(maybe, I hope)
6 games back, they need to sweep the D-Backs starting tonight. The series I watched was a sweep, so it's doable, though Arizona are on a long winning streak right now and look solid. Cain's starting tonight, should be a good 'un.
was a much bigger deal that anyone anticipated I think, just for morale let alone the batting he brings. Arizona are very good but it just doesn't seem right that SF are going to let this happen
- viewing angles and sight-lines
- how it suits the sport being played
- and also, how it looks on telly.
I’ve not actually been to many sporting grounds outside of the UK to watch a game, only the Rose Bowl in Pasedena, Staples Arena in LA and Parc de Prince in Paris, having usually gone when they’re empty. Of those, the Rose Bowl was the best.
In the UK, it would probably have to be No.1 court at Wimbledon (I prefer it to centre-court) and Lords (although the Oval is more boisterous). I’m not a fan of many of the new stadiums that now sit on old industrial sites on the edge of towns, especially those that look like a B&Q warehouse *cough*stadiumoflight*cough*. Despite their age and unsuitability I like the look of places like Kenilworth Road.
Really looking forward to wandering around the new Olympic venues though, especially the aquatics centre.
Of those places that I’ve seen on television, the San Siro looks immense, I’d love to go to the MCC, and I think that the ground in Portugal in a quarry ?Braga? looks brilliantly dramatic.
the CONCACAF Gold Cup final was there just after we LEFT LA this summer, was proper gutted would have loved to have gone!
We drove past USC's/Olympic coliseum which apparently they're going to have to sell next year because they can't afford it anymore (its old and dilapidated but still looks fucking mighty.)
Incidentally, new College Football season starts tonight, expect thread later.
i really like phillipe chatrier at roland garros too, dunno why. out of the ones i've actually been to maybe old trafford
All those memories of almost losing...or actually losing.
Wouldn't swap them for anything.
It's like they managed to squeeze a Disney village, or perhaps the Trocadero, inside a stadium.
Very clean as well.
its so, so huge, and it has a retractable roof that actually works!
Would love to go. Hopefully gonna go to Wrigley Field, Chicago next year, already very excited about it.
I think I enjoy them in a patronising way, because they seem fun but ultimately in a kind of silly way.
of the entire sport even.
Also AT&T is legitimately amazing.
Brilliant sight lines from all parts of the ground. And the atmosphere....THE ATMOSPHERE. Only downside is leaving, as it's an 82,000 capacity stadium in the middle of a housing estate.
Mentions for Stade de France and Millenium Stadium.
And old Wembley. It was totally shit, but so steeped in history. Everywhere you went you were like 'fucking hell, I'm at Wembley!'
The new one is very impressive and you can actually see the pitch, but it doesn't have any aura at all. Just a 90,000 capacity Madjeski
Was actually kind of disappointed they went back to Lansdowne Rd. I was meant to go to Ireland v France the first year Croke Park was used in the 6 Nations and was right royally shafted by someone who was supposed to arrange the tickets.
true, it's no Elm Park, but at least it isn't Elm park, but a quick glance at wikipedia tells me "The Madejski Stadium topped a poll of rugby fans as the "best environment in which to watch rugby". The survey, conducted for Rugby World magazine, was completed by almost 1,500 rugby fans. The Madejski Stadium received nearly a quarter of all votes as the ground which offered supporters the best facilities on a match day"
completely unobstructed views, and INCREDIBLE atmosphere on national games. Can't go Saturday but think I've got a ticket for the Lithuania game, very excited.
but given its £2 for students, I still never complain about going to see some 'football' at Hampden ;)
That is all
i agree the old wembley thing of wow i'm at wembley, but reckon a lot of that is because we were younger.
manor ground is probably my favourite, remember it as a fun crowd.
trying to think of some with amazing nature stuff in the background but drawing a blank.
enjoyed running around the seoul olympic stadium track.
tofiq bahramov was very atmospheric in a storm.
Moddershall Cricket Club isn't going to cut the mustard really, is it...
fulham juventus in the europa league 2 seasons ago was the best thing ive ever watched. ever.
Of the 3-0 win against the Blades in the Playoff Final in 2003 (I think).
Were sat behind the goal, very front row of the top tier. Amazing stuff. The whole day was brilliant.
Molineux would be the favourite though, for obvious reasons init.