Sunday, May 27, 2007

Wembley Stadium

Just got back from the new Wembley Stadium where we went to see Yeovil vs Blackpool in the Division 1 play off final. Blackpool deservedly won 2-0.

The new stadium is stunning. Coming up Wembley Way, the arch dominates the skyline with the statue of Bobby Moore visible below it. We stood and watched the fans come up from Wembley Station waiting for our Blackpool supporting friends and then our Yeovil supporting friends. We walked round to gate A and got in quickly (the majority of the fans were already inside). Escalators whisked us up to level 5. The view back out over London would have been amazing if it weren't for the low cloud and rain. Fortunately the whole stadium is now covered (although the pitch was uncovered for the match) so the rain didn't effect us. The top tier seating is steeply pitched, steeper than any stadium I've been to in the UK, but less than Yankee Stadium. There is loads of leg room and elbow room.

We'll be going again in a couple of weeks to see George Michael, so we'll get to see the view from the pitch.