One initial impression – if the intention is to appear to be in a stadium, then it’s a shame that stadium is empty on match day. Not that they should people in, but maybe something more abstract would not give the same odd feel.
It's like all the empty newsrooms up across the country.
Looks like it's empty for Focus, a crowd for the 3pm kick-offs then presumably empty and dark for MOTD.
Not sure if the occassionally seen ITV Sport studio is virtual (I'd assume so) but they have a similar idea executed better IMO. Great use though of a small space by the BBC - not perfect but better than most previous efforts.
It's great that everybody gets sarcasm.