But why is it a shithole?I can explain how I find it a soulless shit hole, that doesn't mean it isn't for other people.
I just find the match day experience appalling, I have from day one. The fact it's a relatively new build in the middle of a brown field site makes it soulless for me. People go there from wherever they live, spend very little time in the vicinity and leave fairly soon after the match. I remember at HR you could go for a pint after and you'd bump in to different people from different areas you knew for a catch up. Rarely happens at the Ricoh.
That's my experience, though we'd still be back there in a shot if I had my way.
Really whether you like the Ricoh or not you cannot say that SA is a better ground roof leaks seats are cheap and nasty half lean to one side when sat on them and are really thin.Toilets are still back in the 70's.
Just my view of course I dont drink before home games anymore so the pubs dont matter to me.