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The New Home Of Football

Crossing the bridge towards our new home for the first time yesterday, told me that all the photo's I'd seen on the internet in no way did the new girl any justice.

Even though I'd had a few 'shandies' I still felt like a big kid, having to crane my neck to see the top of this enormous new structure. I couldn't stop staring at it. It's beautiful.

If I thought the outside was a sight to behold then the inside is out of this world. Everything about the place screams class, ok so it doesn't have the history of the real 'home of football' but give it time. As someone said to me yesterday 'all it needs is a trophy or two and maybe a classic derby match'

All true football fans remember the first time the headed up the stairs of their favorite team's stadium, that moment when the hallowed turf comes into view for the very first time, the smell of grass, burgers and cigars, well I have now been lucky enough to have that experience twice, only this time I was more in awe.

The place is awesome, it's massive, but compact, it's modern, yet it feels like home. The views are excellent from all area's of the stadium, the atmosphere is stunning. The volume yesterday was far better than Highbury and that was 'just' for a testamonial, I can't imagine what it will be like when Tottenham, Man utd or Chelsea come to visit.

Thierry Henry claims one of the greatest things about Highbury was the pitch, well believe it or not, this one is bigger and better. The ground staff have had use of all the state of the art technology, the stadium was designed with pitch in mind and we have the best head groundsman in England, all this makes the new pitch one of the best I have ever seen.

Even the seats are unbelievable. Spacious and comfortable, my only gripe would be that the base of the seat is bigger than at another stadium in the world and I kept reaching to far down when trying to pull it down into seating posion after an exciting incident, but I guess I'll get used to that in time.

The King is dead, long live the king. (Although we'll never forget Highbury)



The image above is of the first time I saw the new hallowed turf


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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Sunday July 23 2006
Time: 2:06PM

Comments

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can't wait to get there myself. looks fantastic!
OzDan
23/07/2006 14:22:00
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How long before you gypsies move again?
merlin
23/07/2006 14:24:00
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Do I sense a touch of jelousy? But then again, with that crap hole of a stadium, you'd be jealous of Bradford City. Wait till you come over, you be swapping your dowdy blue shirt for the red and white of the Gunners!!
Rocky7
23/07/2006 14:32:00
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Highbury will be missed by not only Arsenal fans, but all football fans, but you have to move with the times don't you. From the looks of things this ground looks superb, the pitch amazing. I'm sure the gound will get the football it deserves.
pompeyrug
23/07/2006 14:34:00
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am looking forward to going there thats for sure. does look like a german stadium. merlin is bitter because, no matter how much chelsea want to be a big club, you just cannot buy history! and dont get me started on those newcastle prats...
elmo85
23/07/2006 15:52:00
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am looking forward to going there thats for sure. does look like a german stadium. merlin is bitter because, no matter how much chelsea want to be a big club, you just cannot buy history! and dont get me started on those newcastle prats...
elmo85
23/07/2006 15:52:00
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Cashburton Grave looks really crap !
eurospur
23/07/2006 16:07:00
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Too bad the jewelry box will hold a bunch of costume rubbish.
USA
23/07/2006 16:19:00
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Too bad you two bitter fans will never even dream of seeing something like this, and eurospur I like that name, bet you made it before you got shunted into 5th and looking at rejection into the little UEFA cup. Anyway the stadium looks great, the memory of seeing it will stay forever.
gunner-minesh
23/07/2006 16:58:00
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Good to see yet again constructive comments from you USA! You don't have a lot good to say about anyone do you?
pompeyrug
23/07/2006 18:04:00
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