Wembley Stadium League
One Play Off Final
Millwall v Swindon Town Saturday, May 29th, 2010, 3pm Vincent
Ryan (Swindon Town fan)
1. Why you were
looking forward to going to the ground (or
not as the case may be):
First trip to the new improved Wembley and
the first ever visit for my two children.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
Parked at Denham and used Chiltern
railways - excellent service and easy to
get to the stadium.
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
Millwall fans were not at all friendly. It
was a case of just getting to the ground
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other
sides of the ground?
It was pouring with rain, didn't want to
risk hanging about outside, not many
stalls etc. anyway. Upon entering was very
impressed with the view from the upper
tier, legroom and seats. The size of the
stadium is also impressive.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, toilets etc..
Stewards were generally friendly and
helpful, however the atmosphere was
quiet/tense and never picked up even
though the attendance was over 73,000. The
pitch is terrible. Millwall deserved to
win on the day, no complaints about the
result although as said before their fans
attitude left a sour aftertaste. Not
enough Police on duty. Toilets were o.k.
Did Wembley run out of paint or ideas for
the inner areas? Why is everything so
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
We were all processed efficiently and
without too much fuss.
7. Summary of overall
thoughts of the day out:
Mixed. Wembley is an impressive,
efficient and reasonably comfortable
modern building. So is the local Tesco
/ Asda / Sainsbury's. We have replaced
a beautiful listed structure with
character with another soulless
structure in the middle of a North
West London suburb. Should have kept
the original and built the new stadium
by the NEC. Wouldn't return for a
football match, especially with their
current pricing - it might be better