- Aug 28, 2014
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Exactly, which stadium you consider to be the best depends on which factors you consider to the most important.If you bother to read the article, it's a study put together by a DIY and trade site and therefore as you'd expect, it's biased towards the quality or "state" of the stadium. Thus, how many pubs it has on the corner, or how many paint-starved blue poles it has holding crumbling steel mesh up is fairly irrelevant.
Would probably rate ours around 8th to 12th , it's modern so it hasn't got that traditional feel to it, and some of the facilities aren't the best. However, it can still generate a good atmosphere if we try and all views are good, not one bad spot i feel. The amount of seats also plays well with the amount of fans that come - We don't sell out but we have done so a couple of times this season and a further 5/6 have got about 30k + coming in.
New York Stadium above grounds with proud history, such as Elland Road, Hillsborough, Portman Road etc is beyond me.
Liked Brighton's ground - went the season it opened, had more of a feel to it than a typical modern-day bowl.
Also - Molineux. Beautiful stadium - as good a modern football stadium as you'll get in that league, great facilities, 4 sided, great atmosphere, large capacity, was really impressed by it last season.
And Brentford right down the bottom - not the nicest looking ground, but a fantastic away end, and the 4 pubs on every corner is a great touch.
Is having history actually relevant to being a good stadium?