Originally posted by ninerjok:
Stadia is plural for stadium
Leaving this fascinating grammatical discussion aside (interestingly enough "stadia" is the correct plural in the Greek original, as well as the more usual Latin latter version - "stadiums" is equally correct of course for modern English usage), my point remains:
1. British ballparks (better?
) have seating areas that are almost always 100% covered. Perhaps if you watch some Conference South or Isthmian League match (these are all very low division soccer leagues) you might be left open to the elements, but not in any normal ground.
2. Wembley is in England.
3. England is part of Britain.
4. Ergo (that's Latin too
), Wembley's seating areas are covered, although some of the lower rows close to the pitch can get wet in swirling rain, like the one predicted for Sunday.
5. Very few American non-dome ballparks
have any covered areas, and even then only small portions of the total (e.g. Candlestick LR back rows, or Seattle's upper tier), even though your weather can ger even worse than ours during football season.
6. Is this some sort of machismo at work, or are ballpark owners cheap and don't care for the comfort of their paying customers?