Letter to the Chairman of the Committee
from Mr John Busby
By the time a football stadium is built, the
exhaustion of all but Middle East oil reserves will mean that
transport to the games by car or bus will be prohibitively expensive
or restricted by fuel rationing and priority allocation.
What would serve football best is a well-lit
pitch equipped with state-of-the art audiovisual services, ie
good TV cameras and commentator boxes. The existing Wembley Stadium
would suffice, but with the current spectator seating removed.
Inter-active TB would provide an opportunity
for participation if microphones transmitted audience reactions
to be synthesised for loudspeakers borrowed from pop-concerts.
This would have the advantage of preventing
football hooliganism (except in the sitting room, when TV' could
be destroyed in anger).
21 May 2002