bluenose - It is definatly more for DP. She doesn't seem to mind loud noises. We've had alsorts going on out here - police cars with sirens going etc.
I expressed the worry about pushing but he seems to think that the family area will be fine for her.
I'm quite happy to send her to mum's and go with him but he wants the whole family to go as we don't do much together (this is following on from a recent argument we've had where I said we don't do much as a family lol)
We took our dd to a football match when she was about 9 months old and she was terrified - she's no stranger to loud noises either. Every time the crowd cheered she was getting terrible frights and freaking out! I ended up hanging around outside with her and waiting for it to end.
This was an American 'soccer' match, btw, so not even that big a crowd. I didn't want to go (hate footie!) but it was a dh work day out thing - complete waste of time! So, no, I wouldn't take her.
I wouldn't personally - how are you planning on holding her for the full 90 minutes? DS, at that age, would not have sat on our laps for 9 minutes, let alone 90 - although your DD may be a baby who is happy to sit still for long periods just looking around (oh how I wish I had one of those . I am not sure you will enjoy it if you are having to keep her entertained.
I also think DS (now 2) would be spooked by all the people, noise etc and he is not a sensitive boy by any stretch of the imagination.
you need to check if the ground allows them. A lot of football grounds won't allow babes in arms.
Errm as for a 7 month old liking it? err well I'm not sure she'll be able to express a preference. It's loud, like so loud you need to shout or speak directly in someone's ear to hear and she won't get anything out of it. Tbh, I'd send her to your mums.
It's one of those things where you think it's a really good idea at the time but in about 5 years time, when she can actually go and watch and enjoy it, you'll think 'why did I want to take her as a baby!'.
ah good well done. Lovely that dh is so enthusiastic.
Tell him to check when their training day is. You can take the kids down to the ground, meet the mascots etc. She'll still be too young but the noise won't be there and he can them be proud daddy and take her round the ground!
I took DS1 to a football match when he was c. 6 months old and he burst into tears every time anyone shouted - he wasn't generally upset by noise, but found the aggression v. scary. There were no logistical issues though - the club and the other fans were pleased to see him, but it was a lower league game (although a largish crowd in a small ground IYSWIM, so still v. crowded).
Before I had DC's I went to a play-off final at Wembley. The man next to me had a baby with him, who fell asleep a few minutes into the game, on his lap, so he couldn't jump up when everyone else did. I think he regretted taking her, he didn't see much of the game.