Arsenal and Manchester City in Bird’s Nest
European football teams come regularly to Asia to play some friendly games and especially develop their popularity in this part of the World. The major English teams came to China this month to prepare the new season.
Arsenal and Manchester City played a preparation game last Friday at the Bird’s Nest, 2008 Olympic Games Stadium in Beijing. One friend got some invitations thanks to her company who get a box at the stadium.
We had the chance to attain the game in one of Bird’s Nest’s box. It was the first time for me to live this kind of experience. Box’ access was on a private door. The box was really good looking with everything that you expect in this place (food, couches, drinks…). Approximately 20 comfortable seats were available for the guests to look at the game.
Speaking about football, Manchester City won 2 – 0 but the game was not so good. Both coaches decided to align several usual substitutes on the pitch. Moreover, the incredible heat during the first period and the huge storm during the second definitely didn’t help.
It was a good evening in one box of Beijing Olympic Stadium. As everybody speaks about Olympic Games these days, it gave us an opportunity to remember what happened here 4 years ago. We definitely can catch the Olympic fever in this Stadium…