Sunday 3 March 2013 - Saracens 35 London Weslh 14, Arriva Premiership- Allianz Stadium
Sunday saw me in North London as my daughter had set up a treat for my birthday - a visit to the Allianz Park - new hoime of Rugby side Saracens - and the novelty of a G4 pitch.
a former athletics stadium- well still an athletics stadium - Copthall Stadium, 3 temporary stands are laid out but with one amazing new stand – underneath it there is the longest bar in Europe. Surprise it is not all corporate- unlike Twickenham and the normal punter is spoilt. More different types of food than you can think of – I had a lamb curry wrap and you can even order a domino pizza that is delivered to your seat at half time. Beer is cheap and in special Saracens mugs.
Then you have the G4 pitch a godsend to a club like this and expect to see more of them in the UK soon in both top level rugby but also in the lower echelons of non-league football. If you get a chance go to Allianz Park, though expect the ‘sold out’ sign to go up at most of the remaining matches this season.