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May 21st, 2006, 11:59 PM
Scotland have just won the Kirin Cup!! Ok, so it’s just a minor tournament and all three teams had weakened squads, but it’s still nice to win a trophy. I watched Scotland thrash Bulgaria 5-1 in the Kobe Wing Stadium, including a truly World Class goal from Chris Burke (2 Scotland players scored doubles on their debuts!!!). Scotland also drew 0-0 with Japan in front of 58648 fans and won the Kirin Cup. Anyway, I noticed this stadium now has a retractable roof which it didn’t have during the 2002 World Cup.
It's one more trophy than In-gur-land will win this year! :tongue2:
May 22nd, 2006, 08:56 AM
It's interesting you chose to bring up this stadium, Coventry. I personally believe that it is a great stadium. The atmosphere is electric, the architecture is great, and it really follows several principals towards designing good stadium.
The only bad thing i can think of is the end stand. When i went the end stand was horrific, as you can see in this picture
you can see the end stand, shown on the right of screen, is lopsided, because they must have run out of room on that stand.
Other than that, now they have fixed that and it seems to look like Oita Stadium, which is good.
9 / 10 !!!!!
May 23rd, 2006, 02:53 AM
Yeah, the new one is really good looking.
May 23rd, 2006, 06:27 AM
the newer version is smaller in capacity right? looks like the stands on the end are way smaller. none the less, in this case, less is more. it looks great.
May 23rd, 2006, 09:33 AM
The upper sections of the Kobe Wing Stadium were always meant to be temporary for the 2002 World Cup. They added the upper sections of the end stands to reach the minimum seating requirements. The odd shape to the right of the photo was due to the proximity of an apartment block. Great view for the folks in the top few flats during the tournament !
May 23rd, 2006, 09:34 AM
wow looks like Telstra Stadium
April 8th, 2008, 05:16 PM
April 11th, 2008, 07:59 PM
It looks very modern :)
April 12th, 2008, 03:36 PM
It was actually named after popular singer Wing: http://www.wingmusic.co.nz/
April 16th, 2008, 11:19 AM
And according to you Quintana is serious as cancer? :P (btw: Wing rules!)
To get back on track- that is indeed on e of my most favorite stadiums! Although the singing fans occupy one of the very small stands behind goals, the one-tiered design form 2 bigger stands is really impressive!
February 13th, 2010, 10:20 PM
February 16th, 2010, 03:16 PM
i like it !
July 9th, 2012, 07:22 AM
One of my favorites in Asia.
July 10th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Look a lot bigger than it is. Looks more like 40 to 50K stadium