Hello everyone, dolphin fan here, thanks for letting me post some questions here on your site, much respect.
I came here to ask because I am fascinated with your building, the culture you are developing, and the vision of the architects, would like your thoughts on how the construction of this building helps create an atmosphere and energy that is 2nd to none, and do you see a direct correlation between that construction and the energy produced from it.?
This has been a debate of mine for years in dolphin land, as you know we came from a place similar to your in terms of intimidation, intimacy, and proximity of the seats relative to the field, the orange bowl..The building that we are in now is the complete opposite of intimacy, atmospheric, and intimidation, my theory is that because the stands in our stadium are the farthest from the field in the NFL, that its creating a disconnect between fanbase and team..
For decades now every year, the same questions arise about our team at home, why is there no emotion, no spirit, no passion when our team plays at home, why are we a better road team, why did we go 1 and twelve at home and posted a winning record on the road during that same time..
Now I completely conceptualize that it takes a team you want to root for, and a successful one at that, but I feel like the advantage of playing in a building that had a built in plan to intimidate, a conscious effort to put the fans ON TOP of the field, is really affecting your franchise, your team, and your culture in a hugely positive way.
My theory and direct question comes down to, are your fans getting engaged because of the building, and how much more do you have an advantage against a building that creates a spectator type viewership because of the distance involved between players and fans ?..and, does your building and the atmosphere it can create, make tangibles differences in the performance of your players, the opponent, and your team culture?
Thanks again..we'll see you at our neutral site in a week..