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Old June 13th, 2005, 07:19 AM   #1
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MANCHESTER - Etihad Stadium (55,097 -> 61,000)


Manchester City FC

5x League:
1937, 1968, 2012, 2014, 2018

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My favorite in the UK
Ground Name: City Of Manchester Stadium
Capacity: 48,000 (all seated)
Year Ground Opened: 2002
Club: Manchester City FC












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Old June 13th, 2005, 07:21 AM   #2
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2 impressive pano's ------->>>>



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Old June 13th, 2005, 08:44 AM   #3
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those things holding the roof look HIDEOUS

but from the inside it looks good
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also one of my favorites in the UK!
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Sure, it looks sleek and modern. Steel and glass and all that. Sexy, curved roofline.

But I don't think it's a great design for a football stadium. I particular don't like either end. In English football (if not elsewhere), the ends are where the hard core fans generally congregate (and yes, I'm aware that the main area at City's old ground, Maine Road, was the Kippax, along one of the sides) and where the best atmosphere should be generated. But both ends of the COM stadium are too small. Furthermore, because of the design, the roof at either end and in the corners is too high, meaning that the atmosphere is dissipated.

I've always been disappointed by the atmosphere at the COM stadium whenever I've been there. Which is a shame, because City fans are among the better fans in the Premiership. It's not their fault. It's the fault of the design.
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Old June 13th, 2005, 01:33 PM   #6
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some similar designs:

Zentralstadion Leipzig, Germany (capacity 44.193)





Incheon Munhak Stadium, South Korea (capacity 52.179)


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Old June 13th, 2005, 01:46 PM   #7
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The new Porto stadium is also fairly similiar.
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Old June 13th, 2005, 01:48 PM   #8
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Sure, it looks sleek and modern. Steel and glass and all that. Sexy, curved roofline.

But I don't think it's a great design for a football stadium. I particular don't like either end. In English football (if not elsewhere), the ends are where the hard core fans generally congregate (and yes, I'm aware that the main area at City's old ground, Maine Road, was the Kippax, along one of the sides) and where the best atmosphere should be generated. But both ends of the COM stadium are too small. Furthermore, because of the design, the roof at either end and in the corners is too high, meaning that the atmosphere is dissipated.

I've always been disappointed by the atmosphere at the COM stadium whenever I've been there. Which is a shame, because City fans are among the better fans in the Premiership. It's not their fault. It's the fault of the design.
Totally agree - This stadium hardly has any confined atmosphere at all. The away arrangments are also stupid. Half the time if teams like Fulham or Blackburn play it looks as if the stadium is half empty.

Thats what I love about Wolves plans for the future of Molineux, keeping the South and North bank seperated, but just adding more tiers to them.
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Old June 13th, 2005, 01:53 PM   #9
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The new Porto stadium is also fairly similiar.

This one and Leipzeig's look better from the inside. The top tiers look better proportioned. But the Council House is much better from the outside than either of them.
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Old June 13th, 2005, 02:28 PM   #11
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Quote:
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Sure, it looks sleek and modern. Steel and glass and all that. Sexy, curved roofline.

But I don't think it's a great design for a football stadium. I particular don't like either end. In English football (if not elsewhere), the ends are where the hard core fans generally congregate (and yes, I'm aware that the main area at City's old ground, Maine Road, was the Kippax, along one of the sides) and where the best atmosphere should be generated. But both ends of the COM stadium are too small. Furthermore, because of the design, the roof at either end and in the corners is too high, meaning that the atmosphere is dissipated.

I've always been disappointed by the atmosphere at the COM stadium whenever I've been there. Which is a shame, because City fans are among the better fans in the Premiership. It's not their fault. It's the fault of the design.
Well, you have to remember that it wasn't designed/built as a football stadium, but rather an athletics stadium. IMO it is one of the better examples of a stadium conversion, and much better than the Stadio Delle Alpi is and will be. The struts holding up the roof at COMS are also far nicer than the Stadio Delle Alpi too.
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Well, you have to remember that it wasn't designed/built as a football stadium, but rather an athletics stadium. IMO it is one of the better examples of a stadium conversion, and much better than the Stadio Delle Alpi is and will be. The struts holding up the roof at COMS are also far nicer than the Stadio Delle Alpi too.
Granted that it's one of the better conversions but that's faint praise. It's still a compromise and not a great design for football.

My club, Spurs, have a real problem about what to do next about a desperately needed major capacity increase. But I am grateful, at least, that the Pickett's Lock stadium in north London for the proposed London 2005 World athletics championship never materialized. Otherwise, the site was earmarked as the new home for Spurs, after a similar conversion to that carried out at the COM stadium. I would have hated that.
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very nice one
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I like stadiums like this
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i went to see some of the commonwealth games events, and the red hot chili peppers here. great atmosphere at bothevents, great stadium!
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Totally agree - This stadium hardly has any confined atmosphere at all. The away arrangments are also stupid. Half the time if teams like Fulham or Blackburn play it looks as if the stadium is half empty.

Thats what I love about Wolves plans for the future of Molineux, keeping the South and North bank seperated, but just adding more tiers to them.
Molineux looks great already!
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Aerials thanks to Eddyk
http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/stadiu...r_football.htm
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The 'b of the bang' sculpture now stands outside the stadium at 184ft.
A comparison with other sculptures around the world:

a picture with the stadium in the background:
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