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Old December 8th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #1001
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Old December 9th, 2009, 07:08 AM   #1002
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I may be wrong but it looks like the playing surface is big enough to host Rugby...
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Old December 9th, 2009, 07:50 AM   #1003
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Old December 9th, 2009, 08:21 AM   #1004
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I may be wrong but it looks like the playing surface is big enough to host Rugby...
It was proposed as the main stadium for the RWC so I assume its large enough.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #1005
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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #1006
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Old December 10th, 2009, 03:52 AM   #1007
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I hope the fans will be provided with binoculars to watch the games, the seats are miles away from the pitch. Cracking stadium though.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 07:39 AM   #1008
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I hope the fans will be provided with binoculars to watch the games, the seats are miles away from the pitch. Cracking stadium though.
Thats not true. Each seat has great views, even the cheap seats. No poles, no obstructions, intimate bowl.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 08:18 AM   #1009
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The farhest seat is 105m from the centre spot. unless your eyes are also set to wide angle, you'll see just fine.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 08:42 AM   #1010
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lol, wide angle eyes..........just got my new 13mm pupils installed
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Old December 10th, 2009, 10:11 AM   #1011
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I hope the fans will be provided with binoculars to watch the games, the seats are miles away from the pitch. Cracking stadium though.
I was inside that stadium a coupe of weeks ago and I can safely say you don't have to worry about the distance between the pitch and the seats.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 11:47 AM   #1012
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If you compare Wembley and Soccer City, Wembley is slightly closer along the sidelines but SC is closer behind the goals. In addition the furthest seat at Wembley appears to be further from the field than the furthest seat at SC.

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Old December 10th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #1013
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Having stood 5 rows from the back near the halfway line at Wembley, provided it isn't too much lower, even back row seats will have stunning views for such a large stadium.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #1014
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If you compare Wembley and Soccer City, Wembley is slightly closer along the sidelines but SC is closer behind the goals. In addition the furthest seat at Wembley appears to be further from the field than the furthest seat at SC.

Mo rush you are comparing soccer city to wembley like wembley is good...
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Old December 10th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #1015
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Having stood 5 rows from the back near the halfway line at Wembley, provided it isn't too much lower, even back row seats will have stunning views for such a large stadium.
I can only use my experiences as reference but having watched a game practically at the back (row 40) of Wembley along the side, i can say that it is pretty much the limit of a 'great view', if you have poor eye-sight it may be a problem. (Con)

What helps with Wembley is that the top tier is so steep that you really have a great angle to see the whole game from. You can litterally see all the play at any one time, all the runs off the ball, formations etc. And feel like you are right on top overlooking the game. (Pro)

Also being close to the roof a few 'loud' singers can really get noise going around the stadium, it seems the output is amplified almost double when compared to being a lot lower down and away from the roof. (Pro)

The one practical issue is getting up there, damn was that a trek, at least the escalators up to the concourse helped get most of the way, but going up the circulation stairs to the seat took it out of me a little, if you don't have the luxury of escalators be prepared for a lot of hard work, (and put in more of shift than Lamps does the full 90 (i take it back he has played well recently)), you really are up with the Gods. (Con)

However the tapering shape of Wembley's top tier really helps those down either end (Pro), that, if they were at the same altitude as they are down the sides would really struggle to see 30% of the pitch, i have noted that this taper effect doesn't really get going at Soccer City, however the top tier at SC doesn't extend as far as Wembley.

I think if anything the shallowness/distance from pitch of the top tier at SC at the sides (compared to Wembley) may be the only place where views are compromised and people sitting near the top of the top tier may feel a little dis-attached from the game.

I think comparing SC to Wembley is relevant as the stadiums are very similar in a lot of ways, however both are fantastic and unique in their own right. If i can use my experiences of Wembley to help give people an idea of what the view will be like from the top tier at SC then i will say that i think it will be very good and worthy of a WC final.

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Old December 10th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #1016
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Mo rush you are comparing soccer city to wembley like wembley is good...
Hang on - I got absolutely slated for comparing these months ago!

I was row 35 and as I said before, I thought the view was excellent - it was just like being on top of the game. Atmosphere not too bad either.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #1017
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ohh man imagine the whole crowd with vuvuzelas well lets see how the acoustic of the stadium works it's going to be deafning experiece !!!! but I like stadium I can't wait for the world cup to start !!!!someone has photos of where the camptrainings for the teams during the world cup????
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Old December 10th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #1018
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I hated vuvuzelas, until I went to the FIFA Final Draw Fan Fest. The atmosphere was awesome.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 12:55 AM   #1019
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The atmosphere would be awesome without the vuvuzela's as well though.

It'd be alright if they were used to get a chant or a tune going, but they're just a constant drone, and that's why so many players and fans hated them during the Confederations Cup.

And probably why a lot of people will be watching the matches on mute.
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ohh man imagine the whole crowd with vuvuzelas
Best keep me away from sharp objects then.

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