Mar 7, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Like most Americans obsessed with the Premier League, you’ve made the pilgrimage across the pond at least once now.
The immediate goal: see your club play at home. Bask in the glory. The secondary goal: catch as many extraneous Premier League matches as is humanely possible.
Typically this means hitting up the Anfields, Old Traffords and White Hart Lanes of the country. Craven Cottage on a random Monday night in December? Why the heck not? You freaking love the Thames.
But if you’re searching for the blood & guts, old-school English atmosphere then you need to dig a bit deeper — and there you will find Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium. The 27,740 capacity venue located 150 miles north west of London on Stanley Matthews Way is a fortress no Premier League club wants to visit.
Especially the Arsenal.
Last weekend the Gunners brought their title-contending side to the Britannia and were met by a quintessential loud, passionate Stoke crowd determined to alter the match. And that they did.
Always eager to unleash the best atmosphere in professional sports, NBC Sports had the cameras rolling in the most recent episode of the ground-breaking series, ‘I Was There‘. Enjoy!
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