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Old January 13th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #1
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Six Nations - Your Favourite Venue?

3 Feb: Italy v France
3 Feb: England v Scotland
4 Feb: Wales v Ireland
10 Feb: England v Italy
10 Feb: Scotland v Wales
11 Feb: Ireland v France
24 Feb: Scotland v Italy
24 Feb: Ireland v England
24 Feb: France v Wales
10 Mar: Scotland v Ireland
10 Mar: Italy v Wales
11 Mar: England v France
17 Mar: Italy v Ireland
17 Mar: France v Scotland
17 Mar: Wales v England




Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France
Capacity: 79,959
Opened: 1998








Millenium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Capcity: 74,500
Opened: 1999








Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, England
Capacity: 82,000
First Opened: 1909








Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
Capcity: 82,500
First Opened: 1913








Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland
Capcity: 67,800
First Opened: 1925








Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy
Capcity: 24,973
First Opened: 1959


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Old January 13th, 2007, 03:38 PM   #2
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i should say as well that obviously croke park's only a temporary venue. ireland's real home, lansdowne road, is undergoing redevelopment to go from looking like this:



to this:



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Old January 13th, 2007, 03:47 PM   #3
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I voted for Stade de France of course but I like Millennium Stadium too.
I never understood why so many british stadium are built with only 3 sides on the same level like Murrayfield, Twickenham or Croke Park.

The new Lansdowne Road look nice and would be able to host major events such has RWC 2015: England could get WC 2018 (soccer) and Celtic nations could get RWC 2015 with an oppening match in Cardiff and the final in Dublin.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #4
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^They have nearly finished the new stand at Twickenham, it is a complete bowl now.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #5
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Stade de France - Nice roof. I don't like the inside, though.
Millenium Stadium - Best looking stadium but I think it looks strange with the largest tier being the top one.
Twickenham - Hate the outside. The inside is a bit boring aswell.
Murrayfield - I like the stands and the rest of the inside apart from the stupid running track. Similiar outside to Twickenham.
Croke Park - Would be better without the one small stand. Boring inside and I'm not too fond of the outside.
Stadio Flaminio - Boring

Millenium Stadium gets my vote.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #6
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Twickenham for me, it's the only one on the list i've been to and I think it has the best interior appearance of the stadiums listed.
I know the exterior of the stadium is is not great, but this should improve with the comletion of the south stand and anyway the exteriors of the other stadiums apart from the Millennium are no better.

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Old January 13th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #7
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Its between the millenium stadium and stade de france with stade de france as the winner.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #8
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This one is no brainer right now! Twickenham is right now the best six nation tournament stadium. But when new Landsdowne will be erected it will be tough to beat. Although I still don't understand why they haven't made it a levelled bowl.

Millenium has the techie roof. Stade de France the techie removable stand system. Murreyfield has a great atmosphere but is just functional. Flaminio is cute. but the winner rigth now yeah it's the dark green giant
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millstad by a mile.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #10
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Twickenham atmosphere is a bit hit n' miss sometimes i find. Not as hit n' miss as the french atmosphere mind
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Old January 14th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #11
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Millenium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
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I voted for Stade de France of course but I like Millenium Stadium too.
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I know the exterior of the stadium is is not great, but this should improve with the comletion of the south stand and anyway the exteriors of the other stadiums apart from the Millenium are no better.
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Its between the millenium stadium and stade de france with stade de france as the winner.
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Aaarrrggghhhh!!! There are two Ns in Millennium!
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Old January 14th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #12
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my first ever chaliep warning for poor spelling!
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Old January 14th, 2007, 09:56 PM   #14
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millstad by a mile.

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Old January 14th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #15
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Aaarrrggghhhh!!! There are two Ns in Millennium!
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sorry about the "n" thing. But I still go with the 82000 seater Twick
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Old January 15th, 2007, 12:57 AM   #17
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Millennium looks great, and is a fantastic stadium to watch sport in, been then and the stadium, and the location is brilliant

Stade de France looks great, never been, but yeah from pictures it looks huge/stylish

Twickenham is a boring bowl on the inside, which has only it's size going for it, the outside is vomit-inducing

Murrayfield is fairly impressive, though the outside is as bad as Twickenham, and the inside isn't level

Croke Park is huge but again, mismatched

and Flaminio is basically pathetic
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Old January 15th, 2007, 11:22 AM   #18
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I went for Murrayfield, simply because it is one of the few stadia out there to successfully negotiate large changes in stand height / tier angle.

I find Twickenham and Croke Park excessively boring stadia in all respects, Twickenham more so. The pitch of the lower tier at Millenium Stadium creates terrible, terrible views as anyone that has sat half way back behind one of the goals will tell you. And while I understand the reasons as to why, I really dislike the saddle-line upper tiers so many stadia have. I find the inside of Stade de France somewhat boring as well. Stadio Flaminio is quaint, nice, but very small and nothing terribly special.

I won't even include the debacle that is the new Lansdowne Road in a list of criticism - given how bad it is, I wish they'd just left the old one alone.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #19
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None of them are great stadia. Murrayfield and Twickers look awful from the outside. I don't like the gap between the roof of the Stade de France and the top the tier. I don't like the end at the millennium that has two tiers when all the the other stands have three and the height of the stands also means that the pitch is usually in poor condition. The open end at Croke Park has been woefully mismanaged and the Stadio Flaminio is atmospheric but is of little architectural interest.

Think I'll go with the Stade de France, because it does look amazing when its lit up at night.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 12:22 PM   #20
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I think probably Milennium Stadium is the best looking out of the lot. Twickenham, eventhough the outside is fairly average, is still up there.
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