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Old March 9th, 2010, 12:29 AM   #41
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So ugly! They all win!
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Old March 9th, 2010, 12:45 AM   #42
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A lot of Eastern-European stadiums still look like this, so i think they shouldn't be left out of this thread. These stadiums are really competing with some of those nasty U.S. college arenas.
The one in this photo is Stadion Gradski, Serbia, but i think the name and the location is not so important, as you can find hundreds of such arenas in all Central and Eastern European countries, built practically after the same construction plans: Just dig a big hole, pour a layer of concrete around it, and then leave it to rotten for a few decades, and there you have it...a commie style stadium.

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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:09 AM   #43
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My list of ugliest stadiums:
all the euro soccer stadiums with roofs and the squared off corners
I take exception to that. One of the most beautiful and highly spec'd stadia in the world must be Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.






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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #44
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You've got to be ******' kidding me, that stadium is beatiful. It's just sucks because it's impractical, but aesthetically its great.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #45
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Ataturk stadium is a world class stadium. One of my favorites. It has definitely nothing to do on this thread.

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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:40 AM   #46
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That stadium looks good and isn't the type of stadium I was refering to.
Thats ok then
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:40 AM   #47
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I take exception to that. One of the most beautiful and highly spec'd stadia in the world must be Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

Apologies for posting good pictures in this thread.
That stadium looks good and isn't the type of stadium I was refering to.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:44 AM   #48
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That stadium looks good and isn't the type of stadium I was refering to.
Apparently I can read your mind
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:50 AM   #49
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That is a round stadium, I guess I didn't make it clear I was refering to the squared off stadiums where there are no seats in the corners so you have 4 seperate stands with seperate roofs that make them seem darker.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 02:19 AM   #50
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That is a round stadium, I guess I didn't make it clear I was refering to the squared off stadiums where there are no seats in the corners so you have 4 seperate stands with seperate roofs that make them seem darker.
How does a squared off stand(with no seats in the corners) make a stadium seem darker than a round one???
The stadium would get really dark if a few 100 people in front of you would suddenly open their umbrellas. It would be so dark that you wouldn't even see the game anymore.



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Old March 9th, 2010, 05:04 AM   #51
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Its because those roofs are huge and ugly. Like that san siro has the ugliest one of them all, those huge trusses are just bulky and make the stadiums look industrial. Stadiums like old trafford are uninviting and depressing looking with all the sun blocked out. A slinder, lightweight looking roof such as soccer city looks good and doesn't make the stadium look dark.
Jesus, you're a moron.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 05:21 AM   #52
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Why should you choose an ugly roof, like on the San Siro,......


...if you can enjoy a nice football game on an inviting, firendly stadium, with no roof, just sunshine...
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Old March 9th, 2010, 06:22 AM   #53
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Why should you choose an ugly roof, like on the San Siro,......


...if you can enjoy a nice football game on an inviting, firendly stadium, with no roof, just sunshine...
games in the rain or snow are always the most memorable, so yes i would chose the weather over a roof I've been to an NFL game with -12 F wind chill (-24C) and I would chose that over a dome any day of the week. The Tuck rule game in the snow was by far one of the most popular football games of the last decade and the most memorable high school game I ever went to had heavy fog, you couldn't even see the other side of the field.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #54
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Lets please not turn this into a roof conversation
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Old March 9th, 2010, 07:53 AM   #55
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games in the rain or snow are always the most memorable, so yes i would chose the weather over a roof I've been to an NFL game with -12 F wind chill (-24C) and I would chose that over a dome any day of the week. The Tuck rule game in the snow was by far one of the most popular football games of the last decade and the most memorable high school game I ever went to had heavy fog, you couldn't even see the other side of the field.
U know, most stadiums with roofs actually allow snow and rain to fall to the pitch, its only the spectators who get some protection from the elements.



If sitting rugged up in a huge puffy jacket and gloves while saturated wet and shivering for 2hrs is your thing, then thats cool, but personally I would find that about as enjoyable as pissing out a big gallstone.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 08:33 AM   #56
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Yanks love watching sporting the elements so they can say they're "real" fans. In reality, three of their sports are either played indoors (bball and ice hockey) or mostly in summer (baseball) and the only sport they brave the cold, (American football) the sport often barely goes for an hour, and they get seats (especially in nfl games) Psh! Try having to stand in the blinding rain and hail for two and a half to three hours.

Anyway staying on topic I don't think grounds where the corners aren't covered and where there are four separate stands are ugly. Europe do some of the best stadiums. IMO, some of the most ugliest stadiums are the indoor blocks in the US for indoor sports and Eastern European stadiums, especially old ones. Blegh, glad that E Europe is getting some tournaments.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #57
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a football game lasting an hour? lmao..never.

NFL games average 3.30 hours and college 4
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Old March 9th, 2010, 08:48 AM   #58
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IMO in Europe, the award could go to the Stade du Pays de Charleroi (Belgium), especially when it had its ridiculous 3-level grandstand:



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Old March 9th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #59
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I can't believe somebody has put forward the fritz walter, it's an immense stadium.
Like I wrote, fantastic atmosphere but the overall design is a disaster.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 09:29 AM   #60
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a football game lasting an hour? lmao..never.

NFL games average 3.30 hours and college 4
So given that the playing time has to be hour at min two hours max what the hell are they doing for the other 1.5 to 2 hours?

Anyway considering many nfl games has seating it's not as hard as standing in the driving rain.
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