Inside, a shining trophy stands upon a pedestal. The players arrive, eyeing it covetously as they make their way to their positions.
Suited pundits have had their say and hand over to the commentators.
One team forms a pre-match huddle; the other waits patiently for the game to commence.
A stirring light show ceases; a chanting crowd falls to an expectant hush.
But this isn't the Champions League final. This isn't Wimbledon. This isn't the Super Bowl.
A new game