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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:07 AM   #61
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How on earth is Fritz Walter ugly? Its awesome venue.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #62
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I may be imagining this, but wasn't this stand changed for or after the Euro's (2000?)...where during so it was "complete" as it were?
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:57 PM   #63
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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.
Jesus Christ youre stupid.

I mean come on man. Is that mindless dribble all you got?
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Old March 9th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #64
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a football game lasting an hour? lmao..never.

NFL games average 3.30 hours and college 4
Of course it lasts over 3 hours. Just look at those guys, they hold a committee meeting after each tackle. It's no wonder that producing commercial spots for the Super Bowl has become more of a sporting competition, than the game itself. It gives at least people something to enjoy during those 3 hours of intense athletic effort.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #65
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I may be imagining this, but wasn't this stand changed for or after the Euro's (2000?)...where during so it was "complete" as it were?
As far as I know they cut the top tier off the stand in the back ground and dropped the roof

From this:



To this:



Didn't make it anymore complete due to the lack of space around it to build. Jugding by the supports at each side, it wasn't that difficult to drop the roof (actually quite an impressive solution if I think about it although the stadium is still horrible)
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Old March 9th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #66
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I think we might have a winner

South Africa - Mmabatho Stadium
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Old March 9th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #67
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WTF is that???


Great job in finding the ugliest and weirdest stadium in the world!

BTW, what's the capacity of this arena? Looks like 500.000 or something.

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Old March 9th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #68
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Like I wrote, fantastic atmosphere but the overall design is a disaster.
That's my point, in your pictures you didn't post one that shows what the stadium actually looks like now from the interior. You posted a few exterior shots from odd angles, the roof and some old pictures.

Imho 1 tier stand that goes around three sides, with a two tiered main stand is excellent and it looks excellent, what a football stadium should look like, especially given the steepness of the stands! Aand I love the exterior, the roof could be better but beggars can't be chooser.

Here are some interior shots from the kaiserslautern thread!

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Old March 9th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #69
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What about this one?
Floating stadium in Singapore.



Making a sliding tackle on the edges of this pitch could end up in a refreshing bath.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #70
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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.
I actually find internal shots of the Emirates quite ugly. I think it's the way the "wave" of the top tier gets chopped off by the roofline. Cape Town Stadium has the same problem.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #71
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Not sure if I can get away with this as its no longer there

Civic Stadium (War Memorial Stadium) - Buffalo, New York









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Old March 9th, 2010, 11:04 PM   #72
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I actually find internal shots of the Emirates quite ugly. I think it's the way the "wave" of the top tier gets chopped off by the roofline. Cape Town Stadium has the same problem.
Yeah I agree with you on this.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #73
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Not sure if I can get away with this as its no longer there

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Any stadium that was in The Natural is beautiful!

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Old March 10th, 2010, 01:44 AM   #74
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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...
Did you really just compare San Siro to a high-school stadium?
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Old March 10th, 2010, 01:54 AM   #75
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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.
It rains during American football season too, you know...

And most college stadiums have very few seats (mostly benches), and at most of those places fans stand for the entire game.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #76
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Did you really just compare San Siro to a high-school stadium?
If you would take 2 minutes to view the other posts, you will see why i did that.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 02:44 AM   #77
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It rains during American football season too, you know...

And most college stadiums have very few seats (mostly benches), and at most of those places fans stand for the entire game.
Don't bother...any opinion against roofs is obviously wrong and there's nothing anybody can say to prove otherwise.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 05:35 AM   #78
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If you would take 2 minutes to view the other posts, you will see why i did that.
You dont make a lot of sense.

I think your limited knowledge on the subject is to blame.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #79
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You dont make a lot of sense.

I think your limited knowledge on the subject is to blame.
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Yeah man, spot on!
Comparing the San Siro with that stadium was just a joke!(i suppose you know what a joke is...) And i did that because one of you guys, who has probably a lot more knowledge, than i have, said that the San Siro has an ugly roof, and that a stadium without a roof is much better, because it lets the sunshine in. Are you such a moron, that i have to spell everything out for you?

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Old March 10th, 2010, 03:15 PM   #80
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Lots of people like the Superdome but I've always found it particularly awful.

Not sure what the architects of Tropicana Field had in mind.

Oakland Coliseum was nice originally, now it sucks something fierce.

I'm actually fond of Råsunda and the Velodrome.
Same here...I'm not too fond of domes in general. The Silverdome where the Lions used to play is pretty meh.
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