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Best/Worst Stadium Experiences

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Best absolutely has to be Arrowhead.
    Easy peasy parking.
    The tailgating.
    The smell of the food hits you from a mile away. It's incredible.
    Most of the people are next door neighbor friendly, even if you're an opponent.
    And this is OUTSIDE the stadium.
    Inside........it's very easy to get around. Not a bad seat in the joint, and it's louder than any other event you've been to.
  2. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    The Meadowlands blows, both for getting to and from and the tailgating experience.
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  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    This will probably be slanted toward our team biases, but whatever.

    Best: Capital One Arena for Caps/Wizards games. Metro lets you off right under the arena, and if you decide to drive, there are multiple cheap garages within a half-mile walk. Lots of restaurants and bars within a block or two of the arena, and the in-arena experience is great. ... Another vote: Siegel Center at VCU.

    Worst: FedEx Field sucks. And quite honestly, the experience of going to a game in Blacksburg ain't great either. The parking is a mile away and getting out of town after a game is a slog.
  4. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Arrowhead is the best fan experience I've ever had.
    Noise soup is one thing but when the fans know exactly when to create it, it's a touch above.

    Worst: Old Yankee Stadium. A urine-stanking dump.
    I'll never forget walking into the john as a kid and somebody was actually pinching a loaf in one of the sinks- and no one seemed to care.
  5. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    That's no exaggeration. That place reeked of piss, like the ushers had coated the aisles with it before each game.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I almost enjoyed the experience of sitting in one of those seats at Fenway - I'd heard they were uncomfortable and they lived up to the rep.
    Cubs game - bleachers - maybe I just got lucky both games I went to but the people I sat around were tremendous.
  7. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Chicago Stadium. Loved it. Miss it. Second place: St. Louis Arena.

    Worst? Cannot really think of one.
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  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The best place to watch baseball I ever experienced was to leave the baseball press box at Tiger Stadium and go down to the old football press box for when the Lions played there. Only accessible to press and stadium personnel, but it was great on a summer afternoon.
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    Batman Well-Known Member

  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    When the list of all-time dumps is named, the actual Orange Bowl should not be forgotten.
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  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Agree with how cramped Fenway is for a game, but my brother and I took a tour the morning of our game and had a great time visiting the Monster seats and going on the field. I'm almost more into stadium tours now than seeing games -- it's the only way I can get into press boxes now, haha.
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  12. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The Monster seats are a terrific novelty. Great place to watch a game -- once. Judging hits or outs by listening to the sound of the wall is not optimal.
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