My World Cup coverage led me back to The Vault’s in Waterloo to watch Brazil play Chile in the first last 16 game. I came here for the opening match and it’s been my favourite World Cup venue so far.
The Vaults is a huge underground space (30,000sqft) that is used for a variety of events from raves, parties to immersive theatrical experiences like their zombie blitz event. The venue has one huge screen showing the games and plenty of other smaller screens dotted about. They have a table tennis table and fuseball, which we played at half time. A stall selling Brazilian street food completes the experience.
Although this was a little quieter than on opening night, it still had a good atmosphere and was busy by kick off. With your ticket (£8-£12) you get a free drink and drinks are very cheap after that. Bottles of Sol at just £2.50 is a treat.
You can also get further drinks or reductions by embracing the spirit and wearing colours of the teams playing. It’s great to see a venue embracing the spirit of the World Cup and joining hundreds of Brazilian fans was great fun. The feeling that Brazil are destined to win the tournament was heightened as they scraped through on penalties despite a few close calls. Whilst I’ve really enjoyed watching Chile, especially in the way they ended Spain’s competition, I was glad Brazil marched on.
I’d recommend buying tickets online here as they may well sell out. Get your team colours on and head to The Vaults for a spectacular World Cup experience.
Written by Martin Stocks | @Stocks1986
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