I was at the opening of the new P.E stadium for the rugby the other day. I have travelled the world and taken in my fair share of sports matches, and this was objectively speaking the best stadium I have ever sat in.
The rugby was a laugh. I sat behind what I thought were some rather subdued lions supporters who had the cheek to be more sober than me. I took the opportunity to loudly give my opinion of what I thought about the Lions and the Inferior genetic nature of the British in general. After a few minutes of this I eventually got the desired attention and the one guy sparked up a conversation. I thought I'd better simmer things down given I have corporate seats and am on my last warning by the sponsor (Let's just say sport and beer brings out the worst in me...heck I'm South African after all). Anyway so I offered him one of my beer from my cache as a peace truce and as is the code of man all was well. Turned out he was the Lions chef to which point we discussed how the All blacks were food poisened back in 1995 as well as what big burly rugby players are fed. (Low carb , high protien even for the poor props.)
Other than the rugby S.A.B ...those noble breed of brewers and sport sponsors , are trying out the fan park idea. The area in which the stadium is in is one of P.E less .........not shit....areas. To explain I drove past a place called Karen's escorts on the way there. But to make up for this there was a huge police presence which made me confident the authorities are taking supporter safety very seriously.
All in all the stadium and facilities and concept they're dreamed up for P.E far exceeded my expectations. They've done a wonderful job and I can't wait for the world cup. If even crap hole P.E can pull it off I'm sure Cape Town , JHB etc are going to be brilliant.
Bring on 2010 !!
See? I didn't say fuck once .......ah shit.
There I said it.