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Old September 9th, 2019, 07:12 PM   #261
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Interesting. First of all, I love English English. You would never see “bespoke”, “purpose-built” or “in due course” in an American sports press release. Even “commence” is doubtful when “start” or “begin” are already available. In fact, even if the writer used those phrases in the first draft they would be edited out.

I wouldn’t have thought that the differences are all that great. Are they mostly details or are there really major structural or operational differences as compared to soccer, rugby or general purpose stadiums?
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Interesting. First of all, I love English English. You would never see “bespoke”, “purpose-built” or “in due course” in an American sports press release. Even “commence” is doubtful when “start” or “begin” are already available. In fact, even if the writer used those phrases in the first draft they would be edited out.

I wouldn’t have thought that the differences are all that great. Are they mostly details or are there really major structural or operational differences as compared to soccer, rugby or general purpose stadiums?
The point here is that all the soccer stuff is in the West stand, all the NFL stuff in the East stand.

NFL won't be touching the soccer facilities and visa versa (this even includes separate tunnels), so the behind-the-scenes NFL tour will be showing completely different parts of the stadium to the regular soccer stadium tour.

WEST STAND (for soccer)



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You might like this blog btw:
https://notoneoffbritishisms.com/2011/02/13/bespoke/
https://notoneoffbritishisms.com/201...purpose-built/
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Old September 9th, 2019, 08:54 PM   #263
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Where is the NFL Away Locker Room?
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Good point. It's not on either drawing actually. Separated off a bit, it's actually closer to the soccer facilities. It's in the NW corner, inc its own tunnel.

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Old September 9th, 2019, 09:42 PM   #265
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Thanks. I figured that there are a lot more players on an Am. football team and they tend to be much larger people, and that that could be an issue. I guess it was enough of an issue to make completely separate facilities easier.

In any event, when you are building from scratch ("bespoke") you might as well get as near to ideal NFL standards as possible.
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Old October 4th, 2019, 10:25 PM   #266
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First NFL game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday
Chicago Bears @ Oakland Raiders


Pitch retraction and field prep:


A couple of stadium prep photos (more in the stadium thread):





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Old October 5th, 2019, 12:04 AM   #267
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Borregos vs UBC Thunderbirds
That is so bizarre watching UBC playing US rules football.

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Had no idea that Monterrey played my local university, the Thunderbirds. Usually they play only Canadian rules, so I'm guessing it took awhile for them to get used to playing under American rules. Still a nice victory for Monterrey.
Considering American players take 3-4 months of intensive training to make the switch to Canadian football I'm surprised UBC even attempted it (but in the opposite direction). There are transferable skills but you pretty much have to start over from the beginning. Some star players never manage to make the transition at all.

Speaking of which, it's very impressive that UBC only lost 24-17. They probably only had a few weeks to re-learn everything. Maybe they only had a few days? UBC should invite Monterrey to Vancouver for a re-match but this time playing Canadian football. And why are the Thunderbirds in black and white?


This is what UBC wear for Canadian football


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Oakland Raiders 24-21 Chicago Bears
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Att. 60,463


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https://twitter.com/spursnewsonly

Light show


https://twitter.com/NFLGirlUK/status...15224393715717

Raiders post-game locker room


https://twitter.com/NFLUK/status/1180954829360914432

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The team with the longer flight and two more time zones to cross won, which is a positive for the NFL. Plus it seems to validate Chucky's concerns about getting to London early to minimized jet-lag (or perhaps undercut his argument that west coast teams and normally disadvantaged).
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Do Sarries use Spurs' stuff or the NFL home stuff?
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https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/c...d-la-failures/

Spanos barely has had time to try LA and he wants out. Is this the final step in his ploy to get SD to pay for a stadium?

Or is the London queue starting to form? Is that Shad Khan I see running this way? "Please have one person hold space for your entire group and respect the safety of others".
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You can now watch Japan's X-League games on YouTube:

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Plus, pics of American football stadiums in Mexico:

Estadio José Ortega Martínez, Naucalpan de Juárez, Estado de México (via Maximo Advance):


Estadio Gaspar Mass, Monterrey, Nuevo León (via Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León):



Estadio Borregos, Monterrey, Nuevo León (via INMOBILIARE):
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More pics of Estadio Borregos, Monterrey, Nuevo León (via Borregos Monterrey):

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Old November 10th, 2019, 09:22 PM   #274
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Check out the live webcam of the construction of Simon Fraser University's new stadium here: SFU Stadium

Renderings of SFU Stadium (via Simon Fraser University):

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