NorCal wrote:The area around the stadium is atrocious. Just stick to the parking lot and you should be ok. The stabbing was well outside of the parking lot down a road to the stadium. Some people park in the neighborhood and walk to the stadium, but that is a risk in anything other than 49er gear. Usually the problems are with people who are not going to the game, they just hang out around the stadium.
Ummmmm. I wouldn't expactly say the parking lot is safe, either.
This from this last game:
I along with 3 friends had beers poured on our heads while walking from the parking lot to the stadium. 1000% unsolicted, just while walking past a bunch of thug wannabe Raider fans, us not saying word one. Then inside the stadium we had food thrown at us and I had a dude spit in my face, point blank. And the usher in the section saw all and said, "What do you want me to do?" when I approached him. No offense, NorCal. But your stadium and your fans are TRASH. I've been to 11 different opposing stadiums as a visiting fan, and yours is the only one I tell people to avoid. Bunch of idiot wannabe gang bangers who don't even care about the game on the field. BY FAR, the worst road experience I've ever had as a visiting fan. It's not surprising every year when I hear about opposing fans being stabbed and beat.
Now if you are going to the game and wearing Hawk gear, take this advice. Watch your back at all times outside the stadium (parking lot, included). And if at all possible, sit down low in the expensive seats with the rich, passive, white, and actual fans. Anywhere else, might as well be at a Raider game.