The Anonymous Widower

New Zealand v Namibia At The Olympic Stadium

These pictures document my visit.

Compare the Olympic Stadium with Old Trafford of the previous night.

The final sporting effect of this stadium will be to propel West Ham up the League, as this is a stadium that would fill, if it was staging Leyton Orient against Accrington. Apologies to both teams and their fans, but spectators would go for the experience!

One of the stadium’s best features is getting to and from the venue.

Going, I went early and easily met my friend in Eastfield, which was uncrowded ninety minutes before the match.

My friend had taken one train from Suffolk ans we bought some snacks in Marks & Spencer. How many stadia are served by long-distance trains?

Coming back, I walked out the back of the stadium and took the DLR from Pudding Mill Lane station. I could even have walked the other way to cross the site on the Greenway to get a 30 bus direct to my door.

When Crossrail opens in 2019, the stadium and the Olympic Park will be at one of the best transport interchanges in the UK.

The Olympic stadium, its setting in an enormous park and its transport links, is in a totally different class.

September 23, 2015 - Posted by | Sport, Transport | ,

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