Birmingham, AL: USA vs. Guatemala WCQ Questions & Answers thread

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  1. Andy_B

    Andy_B Member+

    Feb 2, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unless they are artificially calling this a sellout at a significantly reduced number, the stadium holds holds over 80k

    Andy
     
  2. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Little hard to conduct surveilance of the Embassy Suites from your mom's basement I'd imagine though.
     
  3. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros New Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    I've got a mobile phone....... Operation Whitesnake is up and running! :p
     
  4. Reccossu

    Reccossu Member+

    Jan 31, 2005
    Birmingham
    The upper deck is not used, and I bet they are not selling all the rest, but no worries about a sell out. probably still 20-30k tickets available.
     
  5. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Do yourself a favor and never show up to a USMNT game where I will attend.

    Oh never mind... you wouldn't anyway.

    I've heard of plastic hooligans before, but never one made out of styrafoam.

    Sachin
     
  6. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros New Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Hope to see ya up in Hartford. :)
     
  7. Beernuts

    Beernuts New Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    I'm gonna be there on Wed., my first US game that counts, and I cannot wait

    stupid question - do they sell beer in the stadium? will effect how long we tailgate and when we go into the stadium

    thanks
     
  8. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    I'll be there. Anyone want to bet me a beer that NYR Metros wont?
    On topic: Speaking of Hartford, this game has been or should be a pretty good template, hopfeully in how a non MLS city can get US Supporters mobilized. I'm really eagerly waiting to see how everythign turns out tommorow with you guys and the stadium. Some people are already starting the wheels in motion for Hartford but it'll be nice to see what to do and maybe what not to do from your expierence.
     
  9. ChuckA

    ChuckA New Member

    Apr 4, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Are there any bars in Birmingham that show FSC? There are a couple of WCQ on during the afternoon that I wouldn't mind catching.
     
  10. Magpie Maniac

    Magpie Maniac Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    North Carolina, USA
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, I believe they will if I remember correctly from last time.
     
  11. Blazer85

    Blazer85 New Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    Birmingham, AL
    Some answers to a couple of questions asked...

    First off, there seems to be some question as to how many can be seated at Legion Field. Legion Field seats about 82,000 (including the upper deck), but as mentioned already, the upper deck has been condemned and will be removed a short time after the game Wednesday. The lower bowl (ie, the rest of the stadium without the upper deck) still seats about 72,000. The upper deck seats only about 10,000 so that's all you would lose. I do not expect a sellout, but I wouldnt be surprised to see around 30,000.

    Secondly, as far as beer, I'm not positive whether it will be sold or not. UAB plays at Legion Field and for those games, beer is not sold... however, I do believe beer will be sold at an international event such as this.
     
  12. WarrenAbao

    WarrenAbao New Member

    Jul 7, 1999
    Grand Prairie, Tex.
    Where are folks gonna park for tailgating tomorrow afternoon?
     
  13. TheBritAbroad

    TheBritAbroad New Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    Dothan, AL
    I believe Dreamland bar-b-que(14th ave Sth & 15th st south) is showing the England game. this was set up in another thread. I'll be there with hopefully many others.
     
  14. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000

    There was consensus at the "happy hour" that Dreamland at 130pm. No reservations, though. Parking can be difficult.


    14th and 14th South is what a local stated.
     
  15. joehooligan0303

    joehooligan0303 Member+

    Dec 16, 2001
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am not sure if this question has been asked here yet, but if so bear with me. Maybe someone can save me the time of reading all 30 some pages of this thread.

    Does the stadium have bench type seats or actual stadium seats? I guessing it has actual seats but I thought I would just check.
     
  16. CG

    CG Member

    Jul 25, 2001

    That would be mostly bench seating with a few actual seats.
     
  17. salange

    salange Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Atlanta
    I don't know where to park for tailgating, but a few of us Azteca veterans from Atlanta will be arriving in a green caddy with a grill and cooler. Look for us.
     
  18. Magpie Maniac

    Magpie Maniac Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    North Carolina, USA
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Green? Three days after Azteca? Why don't you just punch us in the gut? ;)
     
  19. Reccossu

    Reccossu Member+

    Jan 31, 2005
    Birmingham

    Note, the match is at 12:30 central. I plan to call Dreamland this morning to give them some heads up.
     
  20. Blazer85

    Blazer85 New Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    Birmingham, AL
    Yeah... there are probably only a couple hundred "seats" and they're located around midfield just below the homeside press box. The other thousands of seats are bench-style.
     
  21. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000

    thanks - good pickup!
     
  22. salange

    salange Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Atlanta
    Maybe it would help if I paint "Remember Jeonju" on the side...
     
  23. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros New Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Any initial reports from Operation Whitesnake? My mobile is down.
     
  24. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    You should be banned from posting in this thread until after the game.
     
  25. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Fixed your post.

    Sachin
     

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