You can probably tell by the fact that I've written "American Football" that I could possibly be from the UK...
I was wondering if there are any peculiarities etc... about football stadiums over there. All we see over here on TV is what appear to be big, concrete bowls more focussed on squeezing as many people in than keeping tradition. Are they all like this, or do they contain more history, like some of our Football (soccer!) grounds?
Nothing like squeezing 80+ thousand drunken people together in a stadium to watch a....oh, wait no difference...
There are still a couple holdouts, but most of them are going the way of the cookie cutter, cram people in variety. Candlestick Park, Soldier Field, Lambeau Field, and the Oakland Colosseum are some of the ones still in use although Candlestick and the Colosseum will be gone soon. I think that's a big part of why teams don't have as much of a home field advantage as they used to.
I think Soldier Field is the only one I've heard of (Chicago?). Something that's a real shame about our football grounds in England is that there are more and more 'plastic' ones around, losing most of the charm and atmosphere of the older, quirky venues.
by Sid Kemp 2 years ago
American Football Rules: What happens when a pass is intercepted in the end zone?I watch football occasionally, and I thought I knew the rules well enough. But I saw two things in yesterdays Browns vs. Ravens game that got me puzzled. One was a pass intercepted by defense and caught in the end...
by Jonas 23 months ago
What sport has the most confusing rules?I would say american football, I never seen something so confusing! what do you think?
by ngureco 2 years ago
Why Is American Football Called Football And Not Soccer?
by Rhys Baker 6 years ago
Can someone explain American Football to me?I watched the SuperBowl here in the UK and was completely lost! Stop-start, flags everywhere dozens of team members...how does it all work?
by IndiePharm 7 years ago
What's more "manly sport? American football or British rugby?
by ASHWINSPGA 10 years ago
From where i come from American Football is totally lost on us, But recently i watched a game on Espn and got hooked on it. I kind of understand whats going on as the game progresses but what are the lines for with the yard markings? Why is it so important to land the ball at a certain yard line?...
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