After riding past this for the last 3 years and watching it go up I can say that seeing it complete and being able to walk around to all areas, the stadium is really quite impressive.
After walking to the old CPC area and checking out the old view, it almost brought a tear to my eye.
Heading directly behind the goals on the lower level the RBB definitely feels closer to the pitch and the second tier rake is unbelievable. I can see there will be some people who will probably struggle to get to the very top tier but still you feel incredibly close to the pitch. If the performances on the pitch fill the stands then this is definitely going to be rocking a la WSW vs Melb Victory.. Can't wait..
Speaking of the actual pitch, what are people's thoughts about it? I thought it was a bit 'thin' and seems like it hasn't really had time to bed in yet. I was expecting it to be a bit more plush and soft underfoot without that sunken soil feeling. I guess we'll see how i holds up after the first game of NRL is played on it but I think the groundskeepers are going to have their hands full.