World Cup Britain 2030 (It's Coming Home ish)

Discussion in 'football' started by Badgers, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Having been to both, I'd argue Olympic Stadium is better. Better (i.e. more) connections and a massive mall for those that are into such things.

    Seriously, how many are going to fly into Britain just for one match? I've never been to an international tournament, but I'm pretty sure most* would make a mini-holiday out of it and at least stay for a couple of days, rather than fly in, go straight to the match, then fly back home again.



    *most :p
     
  2. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Millwall for the final? Pretty easy to get to from Gatwick
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well, that's why this argument is all a bit silly. Most people would stay for several games and I wouldn't wish multiple return trips to Wembley on anyone. The Olympic stadium is much better situated if it's going to be in London.
     
  4. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Semi finals at Edgbaston and Silverstone.
     
  5. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Dorking F.C. have a new stadium with a whole stand and it’s way accessible from Gatwick.
     
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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sorted.
     
  7. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    Out of interest what makes for a good match day experience?... Is there really that much variation between stadiums?
     
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  8. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    The USA and Canada don't have many big 'soccer' specific stadia either but its not stopping them.

    Plenty of GAA stadia are a decent size and are being upgraded for the rugby world cup. Similar sizes to those used in Russia.

    Cork - 45,000
    Mayo - 38,000
    Galway - 34,000
    Belfast - 35,000

    A guide to the 8 GAA stadiums that form part of Ireland's RWC 2023 bid
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018
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  9. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Any gridiron ground can host football, can't it? That's what they did for the majority of the 1994 stadia.
     
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  10. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Its not really about the stadiums, modern stadia are pretty much of a muchness, its more about the outside the stadium, the area - decent pubs etc and ease of travel.
     
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  11. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Qatar really is going to be great isn't it.
     
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  12. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    UK & Ireland. It's a no brainer to me.

    None of the home nations bar England would ever get a World Cup to host. So it's a great thing which all countries can partake in. NI is the only questionable one but like, just build one new stadium there and make it multipurpose for soccer, hurling, gigs, etc.
     
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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    There is a huge difference: a stadium's design can have a huge impact on the match day experience and the atmosphere.
    But for me I like to be swiftly out of the ground and able to get stuck into decent boozers almost immediately after a match and also have speedy transport links home.
     
  14. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

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