(Original post by Wilfred Little)
Wasn't the old one falling to pieces though?
I've ****ged the Emirates off before from a commercial and structural perspective but for the players it is awesome because Wenger put the pitch first above everything else
& Agreed mate. It'd have been in the heart of the country, quick access for everyone. Next to an airport and a train station...
But whatever London wants, London gets
. And **** the fans as well.
They could have just gutted all of the cosmetic stuff like the seats and done a bit of restoration work on the outside. End of the day the structure is just a load of concrete and that wasnt falling apart. As I say the Olympic Stadium in Berlin looks brand new but was built pre-WW2, all of the stuff they did was purely cosmetic and it worked a treat. 50m to make it nice for the fans and fix the relatively few structural problems they spent 800m demolishing it and starting all over again...
The old Wembley was actually beautiful in its own way and very historic whereas the new one is horrible in every way. They could have preserved something very beautiful but
football in this country is all about money though. The FA wanted a new stadium as they could line their own pockets and then use the cost of the stadium to alter the FA cup/hold more internationals for even more money.
Speaking of Germany, they have a much fairer national system as they play in a different city every time so no matter where you live the DFB will visit sooner or later.
Yeah the Emirates pitch is like a snooker surface, Highbury was the same. Think our groundsmen have won every award going in fairness. O/w Emirates is just a place I go to watch AFC, would feel just the same watching them at Wembley/Twickenham every week which is a shame because for 400m you should build something pretty surely.
Borussia Monchengladbach build Borussia Park for about 80m IIRC and holds 55k. Again the Germans had the right idea. Throw up 4 one terraced stand with basic materials, give half the stadium to standing and get the ultras to cover it in banners...