Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Leyton Orient FC- Brisbane Road

Visits: 1 
Leyton Orient 2-1 Tranmere Rovers (League One, February 9th 2013)
Stands I’ve Been in:  Tommy Johnston Stand
Ticket Price (1st Official Visit): £21
Attendance (1st Visit): 4,351
Address: Brisbane Road, Leyton, London, E10 SNF

Transport

Went by Tube and couldnt be easier, with Leyton Station being about a 10 minute walk straight down High Road Leyton from the ground.

West Stand exterior

Food & Drink

I was going out for my tea straight after the game so I didnt get anything. There was loads of choice on the road from the station to the ground though, and just as good inside. The South Stand has a proper bar inside, it was certainly nice being able to get into a ground nice and early and watch the early TV game with a pint in the warm! A very nice change! The food bit also sold chicken burgers too which I do like, so a shame I wasnt eating as very few grounds do them!

The old fashioned East Stand exterior

Inside the Ground

The ground has been extensively redeveloped with three modern stands with flawless views all around, only the old East Stand where the away fans sit is a sign of the old Brisbane Road. What really makes the ground unique though is how the club funded the redevelopment…by selling the land in the corners to developers to build a block of flats in each corner! Needless to say, there were people sitting on their balconies watching the game!

The North Stand

Atmosphere

Really good actually. It certainly helped that Tranmere had a healthy following, that Orient scored early on and generally played well, and it was such a tense end to end game.

Both sets of fans in the East Stand

Anything Else

The O’s run out to Tijuana Taxi…few grounds can match that, never mind beat it!

The West Stand

Overall

Quality little ground, a genuinely friendly bunch of supporters and a welcoming little ground, which is pretty rare in London! A great day out.

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