London's Olympic Stadium held its first competitive ball game for the first time in three years this weekend, but memories of the epic Opening Ceremony quickly faded, as the venue suffered a host of problems during the match.
In bizarre scenes during a pre-Rugby World Cup game, the water supply to the pitch turned on during play, showering players with water. See the video above.
The match was a "test event" for the venue, and a "worthy warm up fixture" for Barbarians and Samoa, according to the Olympic Park's website .
It sold the event as the first chance "to see the refurbished Stadium lit up for a rugby match ahead of the Rugby World Cup".
But in further embarrassment to the flagship venue, problems with the Wi-Fi connection and visibility from certain seats led fans to take to Twitter to complain.
With seats roughly 840 metres away from pitch I'd advise all West Ham fans to bring binoculars to Olympic Stadium. Specsavers to sponsor?— Sam Peters (@Sam_sportsnews) August 29, 2015
Need to sort out wifi at Olympic Stadium @rugbyworldcup, if you want social media saturation Coverage is appalling, only half full too.— Tim Mackenzie (@SW20Macca) August 29, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
The first World Cup game at the stadium will be France v Romania on 23 September.
The stadium will be home to West Ham United from 2016.