|Gray clouds couldn't dampen our excitement|
Security was a quick pat down and a bag check and then we were in. We were notified in advance that no liquids could be brought into the stadium. Next time I will definitely be bringing empty water bottles to fill up inside. (When you purchase bottled drinks inside they remove the cap- which is pretty annoying). There was also some confusion about which types of cameras would be allowed inside. Rather than risk it, I didn't bring a camera (just my iPhone). I did see plenty of people with dslr type cameras so apparently they are allowed inside.
|Crowds still pouring in as the match begins|
We could see the whole pitch and thought the seats offered a great view. We were in the shade and covered by the partial roof which was a real bonus when it started pouring rain. (A "proper English summer" according to the gentleman seated next to me).
|You can actually see the rain coming down in sheets!|
And even though the stadium was packed with over 80,000 fans in attendance, everything went very smoothly and we were out of the stadium, back in our car and home surprisingly quickly.
We'll be back at Wembley next Thursday to watch the women's final. Crossing our fingers that defending champions Team USA will be there to bring home the gold. We can't wait to cheer them on!