I was never there, either the old or new Wembley. But what do you think about the new or was the old Wembley better? To be honest, it seems that the old Wembley had a better atmosphere, or not? Discuss!
old wembley all the way. had a great atmosphere and the feeling of a real old school football stadium. with all the new stadiums being built it was nice to play the finals in a classic i think. should have improved it a bit not just knock the bitch down and build again.
the old wembley...tradition etc but the seats were miles away......my abiding memory of the old wembley.......leaving the ground after a cup final and walking down there stairs out...which was a river of p**s. nice
i've been to each on one occasion.
the old wembley i went to the charity shield the year after the treble. we lost 2-1 to arsenal and i remember it well. i was about 7 but i remember standing in front of the ground in a united shirt and utd shorts with my cousin. it was a great day for us but gutted about the result. the atmosphere, if i remember, was pretty good. you could tell the place was shrouded in history.
i went to the england isreal game last year and while the stadium is fantastic, it doesnt have the same sense of history. also, as the carling cup final shows, it's massively overpriced.
Tbh, I only went to the old Wembley once and that was for a guided tour so I couldn't really judge the atmosphere!
I've been to the new one a few times to watch England friendlies and an NFL game. The atmosphere at the NFL game was better than for the football because the support was split half & half and the announcer riles up the crowd throughout the game. The roar when the New York Giants scored a TD was incredible. During the football the only time the home support all joined in was for the Mexican waves! I'd love to go and watch an important competitive England game at Wembley though - I think the atmosphere would be great.
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