Intimidating football chants
Alas the Greggs is closed on matchdays (I guess not man fans would pay for a pie inside the stadium if they were).Pete Stump informs me; ' On a recent visit, the police directed us to a "Harvester" about five minutes walk away from the stadium.The rest of the ground is smaller in size than the West Stand, as the roof drops a tier to the other sides, making it look unbalanced.It is a pity that the West Stand could not be replicated throughout the rest of the stadium as this would have made it truly magnificent.The facilities within the stadium and view of the playing action are both very good.This coupled with normally a great atmosphere and a deafening PA system, make for a memorable experience.
The Brunswick though does revert to a home fans only pub for local derbies.The stadium has been built in such a way that an additional tier could be added to three sides of the stadium, namely the North, East and South Stands.This would increase the capacity of Pride Park to around 44,000.George Donovan a visiting Ipswich Town supporter adds; ' In my opinion Pride Park is the best ground in the Championship - yes, even better than Portman Road!- thanks to its location, proximity to the train station, good pubs best pub I've been to on the way to the ground (The Brunswick - over a dozen real ales always on tap including my fave Timmy Taylors Landlord), superb catering with no queues, fantastic view, friendly home fans and great PA'.
It was full of away fans, however we were told that they don't always admit visiting supporters.' Nigel Summers a visiting Brighton fan adds; ' The Navigation Inn on London Road, is okay for away supporters.