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Old July 21st, 2011, 01:29 PM   #21
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Kassam Stadium anyone?

No?

O.k.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 02:31 PM   #22
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Probably Twickenham Stadium for me - I've been six times now, and never had a bad seat.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #23
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Kassam Stadium anyone?

No?

O.k.
I know you're kidding, but the Kassam Stadium is a text book case in how not to develop a ground. Wrong part of town, miles from any decent pubs or public transport, missing a stand at one end. Feel a bit sorry for Oxford, because they had to move from the Manor Ground (which was long past it) and there are always going to be problems finding a site in a historic city like Oxford. But they really did pick the arse end of nowhere for the new ground.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 11:32 AM   #24
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Goodison Park.It feels unique with a striking main stand, a residental location and amazing sense of history. You really feel like you're attending a football match the way it was meant to be.

Craven Cottage. For the same reasons as Goodison. As a bonus, I think the Johnny Haynes stand looks glorious on TV with the Fulham Football Club Gable.

Furthermore, I really enjoyed the old Wembley. Everybody always tells me it was a shit hole, what a blessing it was demolished. Nevertheless, be it a football match or concert, I personally loved every minute of being there and it always felt special. I'm sad it's gone.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #25
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Probably Twickenham Stadium for me - I've been six times now, and never had a bad seat.
The higher up you go, the better the view. The bottom few rows of the bottom tier are a bit ropey.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #26
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The higher up you go, the better the view. The bottom few rows of the bottom tier are a bit ropey.
I've been in every tier and every stand (but only in the modern incarnation of each). Next Saturday we're in the middle tier where the North and East meet.
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Wembley
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Old November 29th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #29
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Old November 29th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #30
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The Sports Direct Arena is definitely one of the best grounds I've visited!
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Old November 30th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #31
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The Sports Direct Arena is definitely one of the best grounds I've visited!
Apparently it's referred to as the Ashley Sports Direct Arena, by Sunderland fans.

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In almost 100% order :-)

Old Trafford for the game against FC Copenhagen in 2006 or was it 07.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 10:34 AM   #33
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Impossible for me to pick one as I like so many different venues, for completely different reasons. In terms of sheer size and atmosphere then it has to be Twickenham and the Millennium Stadium. But, i'm quite nostalgic when it comes to sports grounds....I love Craven Cottage, and Lords for example.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 04:04 PM   #34
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Been to quite a few, Standouts were:

Nou Camp and (new) Wembley for pure scale and grandeur.
Old Trafford (not a Man Utd game!) and Elland Road (pre all seat) for atmosphere

But probably the most memorable as it combined both the above and its so steep was the Bernabeu
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 10:08 PM   #35
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Lords by a distance. Fantastic mix of the past and the future in a lovely part of London.

Highbury before it went. Best soccer stadium in London at the time.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 10:04 PM   #36
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I've been in every tier and every stand (but only in the modern incarnation of each). Next Saturday we're in the middle tier where the North and East meet.
In March I'll be sitting in Category A seats, thanks to my prize-winning moustache.
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