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Old June 6th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #761
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Americans drive everywhere, hence the reason they are so fat. It's normal to have a stadium in the middle of nowhere in America, as long as it has plenty of burgers and fries then your Average American will be perfectly happy to get in his pick up truck and drive there. There is no public transport as your average American can't fit through train doors.
totally agree with that one.

the most stadiums in the us cant compeet by far with european stadiums. the ones in the us havent anything, bad argitecture, bad looks and totally no feeling with anything. look at the real club stadiums in Europe. look at the Nou Camp, Look at the Santiago Bernabeau, look at Anfield, look at the Westfalen, look at the Parkhead, Look at the Ibrox, look at the San Siro. every old stadium is by far better in term of looks, design and history than every other shitty stadium in the us...
even the new ones like the renovated Wembley, the La Luz, the Dragao, the Ashburton grove (emirates), the SchalkArena, the Stade the France and even the Amsterdam Arena is better than a newly build badly designed stadium in the us. I think the Alianz in munich is more beautifull than the shit that is made in america.

and in public transport terms nothing can compeet to any european stadiums.

ow, another thing. how the supporters live with their sports in Europe is by far more beautyfull than the yanks do. live for the club, die for the club. wake up with your club, go to bed with your club and dream of that one match your club lives for. the whole world stops for 90 minutes at the refs wissle. 'its not only about winning the game, its about loyalty and devotion, its about hero's and tribes'.
is it the match against ur rival neighbours or the biggest club in the country, is it the match that you can't loose because of certain relegation, is it the match you have to win because of promotion, is it the match againts ur biggest rival, is it the match you've waited 20 ******' years for, is it the Champions League final? nothing matters as long as you win, and you'll do anything to see your club win.
some give more than a half of a month paycheck away for spendings on their clubs. some don't even pay the rent to see their club in that one match. for a real supporter nothing more matters than the club. feel misserable for at least a year, because your club lost to the biggest rival and you will be nagged the whole ******' year. thats how it works in Europe, only in Europe. no one can talk about this as long you havent lived it.
if you are with a die hard side of a club, everything is squard and in England and Scotland it is double squard. even old wars are fighted out on the football pitch, see 'The Old Firm'
thats the reason, in a cup, why European devotion is greater than in the us. in every part of the world the devotion to the local sports team is greater than in the us, and sirely in Latin America...
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thats how it works in Europe, only in Europe.
That's not true. The most fanatic supporters on this planet aren't from Europe. They're from Argentina.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #763
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totally agree with that one.

the most stadiums in the us cant compeet by far with european stadiums. the ones in the us havent anything, bad argitecture, bad looks and totally no feeling with anything. look at the real club stadiums in Europe. look at the Nou Camp, Look at the Santiago Bernabeau, look at Anfield, look at the Westfalen, look at the Parkhead, Look at the Ibrox, look at the San Siro. every old stadium is by far better in term of looks, design and history than every other shitty stadium in the us...
even the new ones like the renovated Wembley, the La Luz, the Dragao, the Ashburton grove (emirates), the SchalkArena, the Stade the France and even the Amsterdam Arena is better than a newly build badly designed stadium in the us. I think the Alianz in munich is more beautifull than the shit that is made in america.

and in public transport terms nothing can compeet to any european stadiums.

ow, another thing. how the supporters live with their sports in Europe is by far more beautyfull than the yanks do. live for the club, die for the club. wake up with your club, go to bed with your club and dream of that one match your club lives for. the whole world stops for 90 minutes at the refs wissle. 'its not only about winning the game, its about loyalty and devotion, its about hero's and tribes'.
is it the match against ur rival neighbours or the biggest club in the country, is it the match that you can't loose because of certain relegation, is it the match you have to win because of promotion, is it the match againts ur biggest rival, is it the match you've waited 20 ******' years for, is it the Champions League final? nothing matters as long as you win, and you'll do anything to see your club win.
some give more than a half of a month paycheck away for spendings on their clubs. some don't even pay the rent to see their club in that one match. for a real supporter nothing more matters than the club. feel misserable for at least a year, because your club lost to the biggest rival and you will be nagged the whole ******' year. thats how it works in Europe, only in Europe. no one can talk about this as long you havent lived it.
if you are with a die hard side of a club, everything is squard and in England and Scotland it is double squard. even old wars are fighted out on the football pitch, see 'The Old Firm'
thats the reason, in a cup, why European devotion is greater than in the us. in every part of the world the devotion to the local sports team is greater than in the us, and sirely in Latin America...
I haven't found someone so brainwashed in all my life.

BTW, why do you guys almost always have roofs on your stadiums? We only put domes and retractable roofs only in extreme conditions. Shouldn't real fans be in the same elements as the players?
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A stadium for amateur American Football......


#1 Neyland Stadium
Year built: 1921
Capacity: 104,079


Thereís not a better view in college football. On one side of the stadium is the Tennessee River, where fans arrive by boat and tailgate hours before kickoff and hours after the game. On the other side is The Hill, the historic center of UTís old campus. Rising above it all are the Smoky Mountains, a perfect scenic backdrop for a fall Saturday afternoon. Former UT broadcaster George Mooney navigated his small runabout down the river in 1962, spawning what is now called the Volunteer Navy. It all comes together moments before kickoff when the Vols run through the big T formed by the Pride of the Southland Band, perfectly packaging game day.


Itís enormous. And it keeps getting bigger, even though it still trails Michigan Stadium in overall attendance: Neylandís capacity is 104,079; Michigan Stadium is 107,501. But Neylandís facility is unlike any in the nation. It rises straight up from the ground, towering over the playing field and intimidating opponents with its size. The stadium has undergone 16 renovations since the West stands were built in 1921, seating 3,200. The latest addition was 78 executive suites completed last September. Also included: One of the nationís biggest video replay boards (44 X 28 feet).


Glier: No 'off' button in Knoxville

Ah, the Tennessee fan. Obsessed and passionate; maniacal and frightening. Step into Neyland Stadium and feel the orange experience. The volume booms from the opening introductions and continues with each play. Tennessee fans have always been passionate to the point of paranoia. How could they not? Johnny Majors was beaten out by Paul Hornung for the Heisman Trophy in 1956, and Peyton Manning lost to Charles Woodson in 1997. As far as Vol fans are concerned, both were unforgivable blunders by Heisman voters. Better get used to Rocky Top, the unofficial fight song of the Vols. If you donít know it, you will by the end of the day *- from the constant crooning of 100,000 fans.


Gen. Robert Neyland, the SEC and national titles, the checkerboard end zone, the smoke off the mountains. Itís all part of the lore of Tennessee football. You want history? How about being named after a group of 1,500 volunteers Gen. Andrew Jackson corralled and led to battle in the War of 1812? Thus, the name, Volunteers -- or Vols. Thatís history. So is Smoky, the famed blue tick coon hound, who leads the Vols through the T at the beginning of the game and stays on the sideline as inspiration. Smoky VIII began his reign in 1995, and the Vols have won two SEC titles and one national championship since then.


"Those people are crazy. They spit on you, curse at you, call you all kinds of names. Man, itís loud, too. When they beat us (in 1998), they had the goal post (down) and they were running at people with it." * Florida defensive end Alex Brown.


The capacity has increased every decade, from the original 3,200 seats to the most recent expansion last September, when 78 executive suites were added. The North Upper Deck expansion in 1996 pushed the capacity past 100,000, and began the attendance race with Michigan Stadium.


Where do you begin? Considering the storied history of Tennessee football, you could pick one from any decade. But no game was more memorable than the 20-17 overtime victory over Florida in 1998. After five consecutive losses to the Gators and five near misses at SEC and national titles, the Vols broke through with the trifecta: A win over the Gators and the SEC and national titles. The Florida win was the key.

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The Dragao is one beautiful stadium, inside and out.
yeah, i agree. it's a beautiful stadium indeed!
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Old June 8th, 2007, 12:48 AM   #766
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Tennessee may have Michigan beat interms of noise (moslty the fault of Michigan stadium's shallow design) but they don't come close to Ohio State (my #1), LSU, Florida or Texas. Wisconsin, Oregon (this one is all the fans 58,000 in 53,000 seats and not design, I love the look though) and Clemson are also renowned for for noisey amazing atmosphere. With Neyland's size and layout (steep two teired bowl) it should be the most intimadating but the fans aren't quite up to the previously mentioned. I have seen games at a few D-1 stadiums live (in addition to a number of NFL and Bundesliga games) and none of them lived up to the Horseshoe in Columbus, its just phenominal.
For the record I am a Minnesota fan, where we have absolutely terrible atmosphere, maybe things will get better with the new stadium in 2009.
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totally agree with that one.

the most stadiums in the us cant compeet by far with european stadiums. the ones in the us havent anything, bad argitecture, bad looks and totally no feeling with anything. look at the real club stadiums in Europe. look at the Nou Camp, Look at the Santiago Bernabeau, look at Anfield, look at the Westfalen, look at the Parkhead, Look at the Ibrox, look at the San Siro. every old stadium is by far better in term of looks, design and history than every other shitty stadium in the us...
even the new ones like the renovated Wembley, the La Luz, the Dragao, the Ashburton grove (emirates), the SchalkArena, the Stade the France and even the Amsterdam Arena is better than a newly build badly designed stadium in the us. I think the Alianz in munich is more beautifull than the shit that is made in america.

and in public transport terms nothing can compeet to any european stadiums.

ow, another thing. how the supporters live with their sports in Europe is by far more beautyfull than the yanks do. live for the club, die for the club. wake up with your club, go to bed with your club and dream of that one match your club lives for. the whole world stops for 90 minutes at the refs wissle. 'its not only about winning the game, its about loyalty and devotion, its about hero's and tribes'.
is it the match against ur rival neighbours or the biggest club in the country, is it the match that you can't loose because of certain relegation, is it the match you have to win because of promotion, is it the match againts ur biggest rival, is it the match you've waited 20 ******' years for, is it the Champions League final? nothing matters as long as you win, and you'll do anything to see your club win.
some give more than a half of a month paycheck away for spendings on their clubs. some don't even pay the rent to see their club in that one match. for a real supporter nothing more matters than the club. feel misserable for at least a year, because your club lost to the biggest rival and you will be nagged the whole ******' year. thats how it works in Europe, only in Europe. no one can talk about this as long you havent lived it.
if you are with a die hard side of a club, everything is squard and in England and Scotland it is double squard. even old wars are fighted out on the football pitch, see 'The Old Firm'
thats the reason, in a cup, why European devotion is greater than in the us. in every part of the world the devotion to the local sports team is greater than in the us, and sirely in Latin America...
I will take pretty much any NFL stadium over any European soccer stadium. The only ones I wouldn't are used for baseball as well. 32 teams have 31 stadiums, and they all seat over 60,000.

As for the rest of your comment, have you ever seen Americans in regard to college sports? While the pro leagues may not have the same sort of fanaticism seen in Europe, the way people get around college football and basketball ranks up there with any team in the world. The top football teams have stadiums of over 80,000 and fill them every Saturday during the season. The top basketball teams have arenas of 17,000 to 22,000. Hell, half of my wardrobe is of shirts supporting my university's various teams.

Ignorance isn't limited to this side of the Atlantic, it seems.
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totally agree with that one.

the most stadiums in the us cant compeet by far with european stadiums. the ones in the us havent anything, bad argitecture, bad looks and totally no feeling with anything. look at the real club stadiums in Europe. look at the Nou Camp, Look at the Santiago Bernabeau, look at Anfield, look at the Westfalen, look at the Parkhead, Look at the Ibrox, look at the San Siro. every old stadium is by far better in term of looks, design and history than every other shitty stadium in the us...
even the new ones like the renovated Wembley, the La Luz, the Dragao, the Ashburton grove (emirates), the SchalkArena, the Stade the France and even the Amsterdam Arena is better than a newly build badly designed stadium in the us. I think the Alianz in munich is more beautifull than the shit that is made in america.

and in public transport terms nothing can compeet to any european stadiums.

ow, another thing. how the supporters live with their sports in Europe is by far more beautyfull than the yanks do. live for the club, die for the club. wake up with your club, go to bed with your club and dream of that one match your club lives for. the whole world stops for 90 minutes at the refs wissle. 'its not only about winning the game, its about loyalty and devotion, its about hero's and tribes'.
is it the match against ur rival neighbours or the biggest club in the country, is it the match that you can't loose because of certain relegation, is it the match you have to win because of promotion, is it the match againts ur biggest rival, is it the match you've waited 20 ******' years for, is it the Champions League final? nothing matters as long as you win, and you'll do anything to see your club win.
some give more than a half of a month paycheck away for spendings on their clubs. some don't even pay the rent to see their club in that one match. for a real supporter nothing more matters than the club. feel misserable for at least a year, because your club lost to the biggest rival and you will be nagged the whole ******' year. thats how it works in Europe, only in Europe. no one can talk about this as long you havent lived it.
if you are with a die hard side of a club, everything is squard and in England and Scotland it is double squard. even old wars are fighted out on the football pitch, see 'The Old Firm'
thats the reason, in a cup, why European devotion is greater than in the us. in every part of the world the devotion to the local sports team is greater than in the us, and sirely in Latin America...
I am willing to bet you have never stepped foot on this side of the Atlantic, because this has got to be the most misguided comment I have ever heard. No history, How about Lambeau, Fenway, Harvard, Wrigley, The Rose Bowl, Ohio Stadium ect. What realy bothers me is how a stadium like Anfield is supposedly from 1884, but how old is the oldest stand there? Most european stadiums have been completely rebuilt or heavily rennovated since the '60's Harvard stadium is basically unchanged from when it opened in 1903. The main grandstand/bowl at Ohio the Rose Bowl, Fenway and wrigley are st intact from there original construction. Personal aesthetics of stadiums aside (I think the Allianz Arena looks like a grey mtress with a hole in it, and yes I have seen it in person) saying that Americans aren't sportsfans is bullshit. The College rivalries be it Ohio State/Michigan football, or North Carolina/Duke Basketball are some of the fiercest in the world. Duke students will camp outside of the Cameron Indoor Stadium for a month to get tickets for the North Carolina game, where else have you heard of that? And if you don't think every packers fan I know won't give me shit every time I see them for being a Vikings fan you don't know what you're talking about, If we lose to the Packers I do feel like shit for months at any rate, I am pissed about the 1975 NFC championship game, that was ten years before I was born and when we beat the Packers in the playoffs a couple years back I almost came. I am not saying that Premeirship/Bundisliga/Argintenian fans are not the best in PRO sports, but to say American fans are bad is bull. I hear people from places like Sweden or Italy critizing American fans, Outside of Milan Italian fans can't even fill up the stadium, those crowds are a joke through the Seire A most of the time. France, Shite fans, Italy, Shite fans ect. Outside of England and Germany the european supportors arent that impressive from what I have seen. Every NFL game is sold out, all of them and thats a minimum of 55,000 seats. Michigan has had more than 100,000 people at every game since the 1970s. In the NBA the Sacramento Kings hit 117 decibles in a NBA game, Golden state was getting up there in the playoffs. During a Minnesota Vikings games the fans get so loud it hurts. If you say we don't have atmospere because we don't sing (Vikings fans do every time we score for the record) thats a total cop out. Watch some games, better go to some games over here if can and then try telling me that load of shit.
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I am willing to bet you have never stepped foot on this side of the Atlantic, because this has got to be the most misguided comment I have ever heard. No history, How about Lambeau, Fenway, Harvard, Wrigley, The Rose Bowl, Ohio Stadium ect. What realy bothers me is how a stadium like Anfield is supposedly from 1884, but how old is the oldest stand there? Most european stadiums have been completely rebuilt or heavily rennovated since the '60's Harvard stadium is basically unchanged from when it opened in 1903. The main grandstand/bowl at Ohio the Rose Bowl, Fenway and wrigley are st intact from there original construction. Personal aesthetics of stadiums aside (I think the Allianz Arena looks like a grey mtress with a hole in it, and yes I have seen it in person) saying that Americans aren't sportsfans is bullshit. The College rivalries be it Ohio State/Michigan football, or North Carolina/Duke Basketball are some of the fiercest in the world. Duke students will camp outside of the Cameron Indoor Stadium for a month to get tickets for the North Carolina game, where else have you heard of that? And if you don't think every packers fan I know won't give me shit every time I see them for being a Vikings fan you don't know what you're talking about, If we lose to the Packers I do feel like shit for months at any rate, I am pissed about the 1975 NFC championship game, that was ten years before I was born and when we beat the Packers in the playoffs a couple years back I almost came. I am not saying that Premeirship/Bundisliga/Argintenian fans are not the best in PRO sports, but to say American fans are bad is bull. I hear people from places like Sweden or Italy critizing American fans, Outside of Milan Italian fans can't even fill up the stadium, those crowds are a joke through the Seire A most of the time. France, Shite fans, Italy, Shite fans ect. Outside of England and Germany the european supportors arent that impressive from what I have seen. Every NFL game is sold out, all of them and thats a minimum of 55,000 seats. Michigan has had more than 100,000 people at every game since the 1970s. In the NBA the Sacramento Kings hit 117 decibles in a NBA game, Golden state was getting up there in the playoffs. During a Minnesota Vikings games the fans get so loud it hurts. If you say we don't have atmospere because we don't sing (Vikings fans do every time we score for the record) thats a total cop out. Watch some games, better go to some games over here if can and then try telling me that load of shit.
American football fans don't sing during the games for one good reason... we're busy being loud to disrupt the other team's offense, and being quiet to let our team's offense concentrate!
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Tennessee may have Michigan beat interms of noise (moslty the fault of Michigan stadium's shallow design) but they don't come close to Ohio State (my #1), LSU, Florida or Texas. Wisconsin, Oregon (this one is all the fans 58,000 in 53,000 seats and not design, I love the look though) and Clemson are also renowned for for noisey amazing atmosphere. With Neyland's size and layout (steep two teired bowl) it should be the most intimadating but the fans aren't quite up to the previously mentioned. I have seen games at a few D-1 stadiums live (in addition to a number of NFL and Bundesliga games) and none of them lived up to the Horseshoe in Columbus, its just phenominal.
For the record I am a Minnesota fan, where we have absolutely terrible atmosphere, maybe things will get better with the new stadium in 2009.
I like the horseshoe since they took out the track and light posts, and redesigned the endzone stands.

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totally agree with that one.

the most stadiums in the us cant compeet by far with european stadiums. the ones in the us havent anything, bad argitecture, bad looks and totally no feeling with anything. look at the real club stadiums in Europe. look at the Nou Camp, Look at the Santiago Bernabeau, look at Anfield, look at the Westfalen, look at the Parkhead, Look at the Ibrox, look at the San Siro. every old stadium is by far better in term of looks, design and history than every other shitty stadium in the us...
even the new ones like the renovated Wembley, the La Luz, the Dragao, the Ashburton grove (emirates), the SchalkArena, the Stade the France and even the Amsterdam Arena is better than a newly build badly designed stadium in the us. I think the Alianz in munich is more beautifull than the shit that is made in america.

and in public transport terms nothing can compeet to any european stadiums.

ow, another thing. how the supporters live with their sports in Europe is by far more beautyfull than the yanks do. live for the club, die for the club. wake up with your club, go to bed with your club and dream of that one match your club lives for. the whole world stops for 90 minutes at the refs wissle. 'its not only about winning the game, its about loyalty and devotion, its about hero's and tribes'.
is it the match against ur rival neighbours or the biggest club in the country, is it the match that you can't loose because of certain relegation, is it the match you have to win because of promotion, is it the match againts ur biggest rival, is it the match you've waited 20 ******' years for, is it the Champions League final? nothing matters as long as you win, and you'll do anything to see your club win.
some give more than a half of a month paycheck away for spendings on their clubs. some don't even pay the rent to see their club in that one match. for a real supporter nothing more matters than the club. feel misserable for at least a year, because your club lost to the biggest rival and you will be nagged the whole ******' year. thats how it works in Europe, only in Europe. no one can talk about this as long you havent lived it.
if you are with a die hard side of a club, everything is squard and in England and Scotland it is double squard. even old wars are fighted out on the football pitch, see 'The Old Firm'
thats the reason, in a cup, why European devotion is greater than in the us. in every part of the world the devotion to the local sports team is greater than in the us, and sirely in Latin America...
This is the dumbest thing i heard on this board.....i agree with my fellow americans....your ignorant about american sports. You dont even know nothin about our sports and u wanna compare it to european football.
America is a big country with 4 major professional sports.....in europe the only professional sport you have is Football (soccer).....The U.S four major pro sports team's revenue are far more better than the english premiership. The Premier League is the most lucrative football league in the world, with total club revenues of over £1.4 billion in 2005Ė06 according to Deloitte, 40% above its nearest competitor, Italy's Serie A. Based on May 2007 exchange rates, £1.8 billion converts to annual league revenue of about US$3.55 billion for the English premiership. This figure is the fourth highest for any sports league worldwide, behind the annual revenues of the three most popular North American major sports leagues (the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association), but ahead of the National Hockey League.

All our pro leagues here have dedicated fans to each sports they like......College/Universities here also have amateur sports that have dedicated fans....maybe Football is not popular here but dont just bash our stadiums and our fans for not being passionate ...have u ever been to an NFL or NBA or Baseball games?


some of the fans at football games






Cameron Crazy fans



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There are very passionate fans here in the states....if you watch american sports you will find out.

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I don't want to add fuel to the fire but in terms of passion i really think only South America can come close to matching that in Europe. That isn't putting any other country but rather stating facts. Football is the most popular sport in the world and by a extremely large margin (a least a couple of billion more than the nearest sport). It is also full of history and teams that often transcend mere sports and represent cities, religion, history, and even ideology (a good thing? sometimes not but that is beside the point).
Simply put football is viewed like the great Bill Shankly (best manager ever) said
"Football's not a matter of life and death ... it's more important than that".
That sums up what football means to people in Europe and South America. I can say with ease that in terms of fans and passion nothing comes close. The new owners of Liverpool (George Gillett and Tom Hicks ) who are American have said several times that nothing they have experienced in the USA comes close to the fans.
Anyway i think ppl are needlessly getting off the thread trail here. It is about stadiums and as i said i think the US stadiums are great. They are massive and very impressive. I love they way they look but also love a lot in Europe too. It's a global village ppl, we can like things anywhere in the world.

@ Qwest. Yuck! That is one tacky looking stadium. Love the horse shoe though. Very neo-classical. Would fit right in in ancient Rome i reckon.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #777
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still not convinced yankees.
but I agree on the south american stories.

another quote of a big person in football, one of the founders of 'the totall football' concept, Rinus 'The General' Michels: 'Football is war'
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Old June 8th, 2007, 05:19 PM   #778
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Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), Brisbane Australia

Capacity: 52,500
Sports: Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer
Qualities:
NO Parking. 100% of the crowd travels to the ground for free on buses and trains. Has a built in bus station and linkway to rail station
Close to the CBD & infamous local pubs
Seating is close to the field and stands are steep. Hardly a bad seat in the ground
Stadium looks good from the outside as it was designed to blend into the urban environment surrounding it and also the Queensland style of architecture
Has a wicked atmosphere.
Has a highly recommended reputation and is arguably the best modern stadium constructed in australia.



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Old June 8th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #779
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still not convinced yankees.
At least we Yankees usually don't need a roof over our heads, unless it's desperatly needed. Those are true fans; being in the same elements as the players. Those fans who brave Lambeau Field in the cold and snow beats you "fair-weather" European fans.

Look at what you started. I need a drink.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #780
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The quality of supporters does NOT depend on how often the games are sold out.
Just an example: during the now finished season Eintracht Frankfurt had an average attendance of 47625 (stadium capacity: 51500). But the atmosphere was really boring compared to the asskicking atmosphere created the seasons before with much less spectators (04/05 avg 24409 - ok capacity was only 30000 because construction hadn't been completed yet, 05/06: avg 41863) when there was not a single club in the whole country whose supporters could compete with that.
Or look at Munich or Dortmund. Nearly every game sold. But no atmosphere. In Dortmund they only start singing loudly when they lead by 2 at least, and Munich is just a hopeless case, especially now since the Schickeria (Munich's ultras) is locked out.

Italy is also worth to be mentioned. Attendance statistics aren't impressive, but this country was home to the Ultrŗ culture which spread out over Europe when Italian supporters were already ten steps ahead and they still belong to the top. Wo cares 'bout whether a game is sold out or not? It's the support that counts!
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