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Postby jray21 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:28 am

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.
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Postby Jew » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:23 pm

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.
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It’s a stadium. Home to a soccer team that the fans don’t like very much right now.
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See, soccer team!
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Also still functions as a track and field stadium. This is a warmup 50m track underneath the stadium. It takes 1 week to switch the stadium back for Olympic events
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Rich people club
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Instead of a giant press conference room/table or having reporters in the fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo room,they have individual booths for all the players post game interviews
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The fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo room is Part of the tour...
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I was surprised how basic it was compared to fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo rooms and clubhouses I’ve seen in the U.S.
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It does have a hot tub though
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Tunnel to the field, err, pitch as they say
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I don’t understand why the players need racing seats for their Bench?
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Bonus: a giant slide (worlds largest) is part of the complex
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Bonus 2: shopping center across the street has a Jamie Oliver restaurant (hi Elissa)
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Postby viking86 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:22 am

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.

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Postby jray21 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:49 am

Nice report! Yeah, I really like the self guided option. Nice stadium, but those bucket seats look pretty uncomfortable.
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Postby Jew » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:10 am

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?
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Welcome to chase field!
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Outside, there is a nice covered concourse before you enter to help shield from the heat
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Once you enter, there’s a nice rotunda before the concourses
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Chase field has a retractable roof since Phoenix is miserably hot...and all it did was make it humid inside
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Bucket list: I will enjoy a game from this pool!!
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Here was the view from my seats
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Instead of dugout club seats, the diamondbacks offer their premium behind the plate seats as an entire suite
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A local brewery sponsors the outfield bar
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I will give them credit for having the best food selection I’ve seen thus far!
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They even offer value items...not seen at many parks!
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I forgot what these were, but one was bacon wrapped and the other was delicious
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The premium seats all have access to club in the tunnel area. It wasn’t very exciting, as it was just a bar and not the all you can eat clubs you see elsewhere
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Scoreboard was nice
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I leave you with creepy Luis Gonzalez!
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Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:46 am

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.

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Postby Jew » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:23 pm

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.
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Postby Jew » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:12 pm

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.
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See, home of the a’s and raiders.
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....And the warriors!
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There is a courtyard between the two venues celebrating championships and legendary players
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Which also has food trucks as a “tailgate” zone
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Concourses are cramped
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But pack lots in
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...and bonus points for roundtable...
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...and even a “pub”
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See, pub. Authentic I’m sure.
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They also have to get creative with premium spaces like this dugout suite
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And these patios
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They did manage to get onboard with the “social space” craze with the “treehouse” patio and bar area
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The treehouse was the newest area in the stadium. Well done.
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The club level concourse. Really the main reason all teams bailing on this stadium. Millions being left on the table from no true premium options.
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The club bar/restaurant area.
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My view was...not bad
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So good, In fact, to get there you share the same stairs as the visiting players to get to the field. Stadium is multi purpose, so no direct access to the dressing rooms from dugouts
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Food and two drinks included! But it was definitely not gourmet like you expect from home plate club product
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“Mount Davis” was added to get the raiders back from Los Angeles. It’s now covered for both raiders and a’s due to low attendance. The city will be paying the debt on it still after they leave..
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Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:12 pm

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.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:00 pm

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.
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