First experience of the stadium last night and I may be in the minority, but I was quite underwhelmed. The seating was good, but it may be just because of the poor atmosphere but the stadium didn’t feel very special at all.
Firstly the lighting is going to take some getting used to, it is always in the eyeline and can be distracting.
The Corporate section completely takes away any real chance for a great surround atmosphere, looking across at it all night made the stadium feel even more empty than it was.
Then there was the poor effort at making the stadium feel like a home ground for us. The intros for the team felt generic and the lack of using the LED banners was atrocious. The club really need someone who can create these and have something more than a plain WT on a black or orange background and a black and white piece of the logo appear. These banners can easily be incorporated into the prematch (the Eels do it) but not utilising them just makes it seem like we are playing there as a neutral team.
Maybe if the atmosphere was better then I would have felt better about the stadium, but at the moment it is nothing more than a generic ground that may have decent seats but not much else.