Emirates Stadium. What’s it like for an away fan?

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The EMIRATES STADIUM is a beautiful piece of modern stadium architecture, but a dull life-less bowl making for a poor away-day atmosphere.

Many people get excited over a spacious, comfy and large stadia that’s pleasing to the eye – but for the average football fan that’s not too important.

NO ATMOSPHERE: The Emirates Stadium

NO ATMOSPHERE: The Emirates Stadium

The roofing is high and the acoustics are terrible. All noise is lost straight into the North London air. Give me an old-fashioned terrace at Brentford any day of the week.

And it’s not just the eye-catching stuff that lets you down. The all important half-time pie. £3.70!? That makes it the 4th most in the football league.

That’s more shocking when taking into consideration the inflated prices across the entirety of London.

£5.50. If you fancy a pint to keep you warm in the winter months, that’s how much it’s going to set you back.

I’d expect a Peroni for those prices, but instead, a heated up, (I really meant it would keep you warm) watered down Carlsberg. Brilliant.

There was also the same old stereotypical treatment of football fans. Over the top stewarding along with masses of police (and dogs) suspecting everyone was there for trouble.

I suppose it’s not all doom-and-gloom. The transport links are excellent – within walking distance of Kings-Cross and even closer to Finsbury Park underground station – making it ideally placed for those travelling by rail from the North East.

The set-list inside the ground wasn’t too bad either: Oasis, The Jam and a bit of London Calling by The Clash as the teams were lining-up in the tunnel. Perfect for giving you that pre-match buzz.

If it’s an atmospheric away-day you’re after, then this one isn’t for you.

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