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Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:28 am
by jray21
Yeah, that's what they are trying to do. We'll see if the city goes along with it. I think it's a great idea.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:23 pm
by Jew
And now for something different! A soccer/Olympic stadium! Before TPR’s awesome Oktoberfest trip I spent a few days in London. I don’t know much about soccer, so I chose this stadium because it doubled as the Olympic stadium. One thing I loved was the tour was self guided. Just show up and walk around to the areas they allow access to at your own pace.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:22 am
by viking86
Jew wrote:And now for something different! A soccer/Olympic stadium! Before TPR’s awesome Oktoberfest trip I spent a few days in London. I don’t know much about soccer, so I chose this stadium because it doubled as the Olympic stadium. One thing I loved was the tour was self guided. Just show up and walk around to the areas they allow access to at your own pace.


Very cool that the tour is self guided, I really like that idea.

West Ham's move to the Olympic Stadium was definitely controversial, with many fans unhappy about moving from their home for more than 100 years into a soulless corporate stadium that was never built with football in mind in the first place. It seems like the fans are now starting to settle in into their new home, in the beginning there was a lot of chaos with also several instances of fighting between fans and stewards. But yes, at the moment their team is also a bit shit and the fans are not happy with the management of the club.

As a bit of a ground enthusiast it was definitely sad to see their old ground Boleyn Ground bite the dust, a proper football stadium with tons of history and character.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:49 am
by jray21
Nice report! Yeah, I really like the self guided option. Nice stadium, but those bucket seats look pretty uncomfortable.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:10 am
by Jew
Last season I decided on a whim the dodgers were playing at the diamondbacks, so why not hop on a flight to burbank and check out the stadium?

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:46 am
by Hilltopper39
I said the exact same thing about the soccer bucket racing seats during the World Cup, it makes no sense and I don't think anyone could possibly give an explanation for it. That bench area in particular there's like 3 feet between each seat, the heck is that? hahaha

It's good to see other stadiums getting adopting the "value" item concept. I read somewhere that it was massively successful in Atlanta last season at the new Falcon's stadium so hopefully more places get on board with it.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:23 pm
by Jew
Oddly enough, a story was just posted the other day on a website about the origins of them. Apparently the owner of Recaro was on the board of a German soccer team in the mid 90's and their coach had back problems, so he had a custom racing seat made for him to sit during matches. From there it caught on and became a standard.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:12 pm
by Jew
Welcome to the Oakland-alameda sports complex. The soon to be former home of the raiders, warriors, and probably A’s. It’s not as terrible as it’s reputation, but it’s defintiely not good either.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:12 pm
by Hilltopper39
Yeah, it really doesn't looks that bad but no where near on par with modern facilities. I always did want to go see a Raider game in Oakland but I guess I'll settle for Vegas when the new venue opens.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:00 pm
by Canobie Coaster
The Oakland Coliseum is without a doubt the ugliest stadium I have visited.

That being said, I really enjoyed the few games I saw there. You can either sit really close for cheap (we got a package of 4 tickets for $50 and it included 4 hot dogs, 4 drinks, and 4 bags of peanuts) or sit in the bleachers with the diehards for really cheap. Those fans in the bleachers had specific chants for each player and I loved it.