Luzhniki2008 visited St Andrews on 04/02/2003
Game watched: Birmingham City 0-1 Man Utd
Birmingham City had their first season in the Premier League in 2002-03, which was when I first visited this stadium as an away fan. United visited a very different stadium compared to their last league visit there in 1985-86 – 3 sides of the stadium had been rebuilt and it was a modern 30,000 stadium, with only the old Main Stand still there from that last visit. Ticket allocations there have always been fair, however ticket prices charged when David Gold and David Sullivan were in charge were very high – over £40 per match. At the 2004-05 away game there United fans, led by our song starter Pete Boyle, led protests to boycott buying anything inside the stadium due to the ticket prices our fans were charged. When Carson Yeung took over the club prices were thankfully significantly reduced. Birmingham have been somewhat of a yo-yo team since 2002 and are currently out of the Premier League again.
I've always driven there and street parked about 15 minutes walk away, for a quick getaway back onto the A38 and M6. Birmingham New Street is about 20 minutes walk from the ground too.