ak3000 wrote:Thought I'd throw a bit of a twist on this topic. I live in AK and go to games when i can. I recently went to the packers game and sat in 135A. Figured I'd have the best seat in the house... Worst view ever. Couldn't see around the TV camera and the players on the sidelines. Would have been a lot better vantage point higher up. I wasn't yelling at Kam or Red to have a seat or yell at ESPN to get out of the way. It was an awesome experience to feel the energy of the crowd and be a part of the 12th man. The guy next to me got yelled at for standing after a big play... I was disappointed that someone would suggest that another fans excitement was ruining their game experience. Clink has ADA seating unobstructed, so the 70yo grandpa/grandson arguement is not valid. People are just lazy and want to be delta bravos to other fans just to push their weight around.
I'm with if you want to sit and watch the game sit at home. Going to the stadium is for the experience and atmosphere of yelling and enjoying others excitement.
Ok, lets say a fan comes from out of state to a couple of games a year and is physically unable to stand for an entire game but can for short times.
So that person who spent a lot of money to come to the game from a few states away should have stayed at home and watched the game on TV?
Its everyone's stadium, not just the young and agile people. And yes they have places for physically challanged people, probably at least 50-60. Now in a stadium of almost 70,000 that's damned few. I'm perfectly willing to give and take a bit but I see many here that are so full of themselves they think only of themselves.
And remember boys and girls your time will come for this very same problem. How will you handle it when YOU are the one who can't stand for long periods? Or will you stop coming to games cause the stadium you helped pay for is only for the young?