Was actually pretty happy with the view from the far reaches of the upper south stand, great view of the pitch overall & the trusses weren't a factor from that vantage point. It's certainly an odd stadium inside & its the exterior seems to come at the expense of the interior - the steel work is very heavy in spots, difficult to tell from my vantage though if it would in fact obscure views of the ball in flight.
I like the transparency of the place, the cladding allows for great views while your having your pint & whatever else about the dipped northern end, it does uniquely connect the place with the city and surroundings.
It feels, and obviously is, a lot more compact than Croke Park, and should be pretty good for atmosphere & noise ... the small amount there was yesterday, mainly for the mexican wave, seemed to bounce around the place.
The flood lights seem to be all over the steel work, some set very far back, will be interested to see how that works out and if shadows aren't an issue.
The wife was none to impressed with the amount of women's toilets, and sure enough, there a long queue at half time, and only 35,000 in the place ... put Michael Buble on stage, and I think they'll have a problem!
Hard to some it up overall, a lot of positives, but just that bloody steel work, it's difficult to think of a more inelegant solution, and so at odds with the outline of the structure it supports. Still, looking forward to seeing it full for a decent match, it could be a cracking place for atmosphere.