The club has arranged to play its first game of the season away from home to allow the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra – acclaimed as the “most important” in the US by The New York Times’ classical music editor – to perform themes from movies including Star Wars, Jaws, Harry Potter, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, Sunset Boulevard and The Philadelphia Story.
Festival director Fergus Linehan explained: “We just thought it would be a really good place to do something.”
Not half. A world-leading orchestra playing a string of top tunes in a venue that is almost designed to incite raucous behaviour?
Classical music may never have been as much fun or more designed for a mass audience.
And, who knows, perhaps some clever football fan will be inspired to turn the Jaws theme into a chant to fluster defenders as their team closes in on goal.