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Sporting Venues - The Best & The Worst

Postby EighteenSky » 06 Sep 2012, 17:43

In sport the sportsmen themselves take centre stage and rightly so. But let's take a moment to recognize something equally important. The venues. They're iconic, they can create atmosphere, they showcase the worlds finest.

So list your favourite sporting venues, whether you have been to them or not does not matter, oh and do give an explanation as to why they're you're favourite.

Here's mine:

Laguna Seca
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Well known to any motorsport fan particualrly for perhaps the greates corner of any race track. I am of course talking about the infamous corskscrew. Arguably the hardest turn of any track. But that is a discredit to the rest of it. The entire track is a joy to view the motorbikes or cars race around. The baron wilderness that surrounds it matches it perfectly.

Old Trafford
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While I may not be the biggest fan of the club there is no denying that Old Trafford is a place to behold. the best stadium in the UK no question about it. The large attendances that it gathers makes it a fortress. Both the design of the exterior and the interior is fantastic.

Beijing National Stadium (Birds Nest)
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Very much down to the exterior design is why I'm in love with it. The showpiece of Beijings superb Olympics that hosted the best opening and closing ceremony of an Olympic games. A sight to behold that I very much wish to visit one day.

Trent Bridge
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Fantastic place, been a few times now to see Notts play in the Twenty20 and County matches, sadly never been to an England match there. I do hope to remedy this in the future

Timsah Arena (under construction)
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I think this will look fantastic, especially love the crocodile head part.

Inonu Stadium
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Yes it has a running track and generally I dislike these but the openness of the ground is superb.

Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium
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And of course our home ground, while it may look generic on the exterior it looks magnificent on the inside when full.

As for the worst I've got to say
Circuit de Monaco
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Home to the worst F1 race on the calendar. Very much void of any competitiveness due to the narrow streets. I hate it, absolutely hate it. The only race I refuse to watch. If you qualify first on the grid then you're a shoe in for the race win.

So what are your favourite sporting venues? They can be from any sport (bar horse racing).
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Re: Sporting Venues - The Best & The Worst

Postby El Mag » 06 Sep 2012, 20:13

Best and worst all in one. Field Mill Mansfield.

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Best because I see it near enough every day. Blockbuster and Burger King are across from it.

Worst because, well, look at it.
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Re: Sporting Venues - The Best & The Worst

Postby EighteenSky » 06 Sep 2012, 22:19

El Mag wrote:Best and worst all in one. Field Mill Mansfield.

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Best because I see it near enough every day. Blockbuster and Burger King are across from it.

Worst because, well, look at it.

I've been meaning to go to Field Mill for a while. Only local team I've yet to watch.
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Re: Sporting Venues - The Best & The Worst

Postby rbt2 » 07 Sep 2012, 19:34

I'm only going on football venues here but for me it would be Villa Park.
Truly beautiful older ground.
I hope they never move as it truly is a great English football stadium.

Worst one has to be where The gay scum boys used to play...The Withdean.
An athletics track with no cover so whenever you went there and it rained then you always went home soaked!
They used to give out plastic covers to both home and away fans but never to us.
Funny that!

Honourable mention must go to Twickers which I went to years ago and the stadium of Orlando Magic basketball team which was lovely.
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Re: Sporting Venues - The Best & The Worst

Postby treesmurf 11 » 08 Sep 2012, 23:40

I'll have to give Villa Park a mention too, lovely stadium, much better than Wembley in my opinion.

Also I know this may sounds biased but Old Traffird is awful, apart from the front it looks incredibly ugly from every angle, inside and out.
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Re: Sporting Venues - The Best & The Worst

Postby rbt2 » 09 Sep 2012, 16:22

Agree about Old Trafford.
Great stadium, no doubt but the away end is s**t.
If you're unlucky enuff to be near the front then your view is s**t!
You are at eye level with the pitch.
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Re: Sporting Venues - The Best & The Worst

Postby olos88 » 11 Feb 2013, 20:47

best stadium?? of course, National Stadium in Warsaw!!

http://arenysportowe.eu/s/pl/stadion-narodowy/
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