In Praise Of… Floodlit Football

“Since the start of the new season, there has hardly been week go by that hasn’t seen a full roster of midweek matches take place. This, however, hasn’t ever been thus and until surprisingly recently football under floodlights was all but barred by the Football Association. Much as many of us feel that three o’clock on a Saturday afternoon is the ‘natural’ home for matches, there remains something special about matches played in the evening. Floodlights have the effect of lending an air of theatre to a football match. They enhance the senses in a very literal sense. Colours are brighter and stand out more. The blackness of the sky acts as a roof, bringing the crowd closer to the match. Nothing can quite match the intensity of a Tuesday evening match being played at full pelt in front of a baying crowd.” (twohundredpercent)

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