Sunday, July 09, 2006

Don't Believe the Hype

Our main motivation for going to the Saudi-Arabia-Tunisia match was to see a game at the new Allianz Arena or, as it was known for this tournament, FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich. The stadium is being heralded as one of the finest facilities in Europe, and while the exterior is impressive (check out this link to see how they illuminate it with different colors at night), we were rather under whelmed once we entered.

The interior features drab, gray concrete and all the seats are the same shade of gray. Worst of all, we were in the third level and our only option to head up to the top were stairs. No ramps, no escalators- just stairs.

The view from the upper deck was pretty good and it's nice and clean and all that; just not quite as impressive as we had expected and in need of some character on the inside.

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