I wasn't going to buy tickets because they were more expensive in Cardiff, and accommodation was twice the price. I was only going to Newport because everything, tickets included, were so ridiculously cheap. Or at least that's what I told myself. I finally gave in to temptation, and am going up the Saturday and Sunday to watch some live snooker.
I vaguely remember somebody, Wild I think, dissing the Motorpoint Arena. What's it like? I assume there's some kind of food available. Should I wish to dart out between sessions and have something quick to eat, is this possible? I don't mind if it's just a burger or some such shoved down my mouth, it doesn't have to be fancy. What are the odds that I'll be able to get a pint between sessions?
Seems like a big place. Will this mean seats are possibly no good? I wonder if it being big will make any difference to the atmosphere. Wembley Arena was huge, but always felt half empty and the staff were rubbish. The atmosphere they mentioned on the BBC was entirely fictitious, because all the were basing it on was how loud people cheered Ronnie and Jimmy. The Newport Center, though small and in a swimming baths felt more alive. And had a quirky feel about it, partly because it was in a swimming baths.
Anybody ever been? Discuss.
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