Ugly souless stadium.
All right, I'll bite. What could they have done that would be better while still maintaining a) budget, b) maximized seating capacity and c) quality of views?Yup, couldn't agree more.
It is exactly the same at Southampton's St Marys Stadium, so it's hardly unique.Personally I think theres huuuge difference between Walkers and Riverside and the others. I wont call them Identikit at all.
Its a crap ground very similar to so many in this country but out of all of this generation its probably the best due to its location. The funny thing about these stadiums is that i don't think there is another country in the world where so many dull, uninspiring functional, budget stadiums have been built.. Look at France, Poland, Germany, Holland etc all seem to have built or are building iconic or if not iconic at least interesting new stands/stadiums (using quality materials, finishes). Now i know the football league structure is different in this country but we have big crowds and supposedly a lot of money in the game, the lack of vision in our stadium design is unbelievable. Having said that even though there is more money in the game than there ever has been most clubs are on the verge of financial oblivion so building anything more than functional grounds is probably not high priority..
In the case of France, it has a lot to do with Euro 2016, just the same as Poland in 2008. Many venues were renovated, and new stadiums were built. Anyway, I don't think there's a lack of nice stadiums in England compared to other countries. In Italy, for example, there's a lot of bowl-with-atlhetics "identikit", and if you look at France or Spain, there are also dull stadiums such as Levante's, Lorient's or Sochaux's.Most football stadiums in the English leagues are privately owned and the majority of the stadiums you speak of have been privately funded.
Many a European stadiums are publicly funded.
This has been said before so nothing new.
A generalisation of course, but in countries such as France the majority of grounds are state funded.
I agree, however would those countries have such a high quality stadium for a club of such low stature like Leicester? Most of these foreign teams we see are their prime clubs, not the Doncaster, Derby or Middlesbrough's...Its a crap ground very similar to so many in this country... I don't think there is another country in the world where so many dull, uninspiring functional, budget stadiums have been built.. Look at France, Poland, Germany, Holland etc all seem to have built or are building iconic or if not iconic at least interesting new stands/stadiums (using quality materials, finishes)...