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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:16 am 
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Have you ever been there? My 8-yr old son wants me to take him to AZ to watch the Seahawks destroy the Cards on their own turf this year. I'm curious how the fans there treat opposing fans and where in the stadium we should sit and where I should avoid.

I tried joining the Cards forum to ask the same question but got freaking denied. Tools.


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Odds are pretty good you'll have a whole row to yourself.

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I'd say it's gotta be one of the safest venues in the NFL. If the Cardinals ever start winning consistently, that will probably change, but right now; it's fine. However, it should not be your kid's first NFL game, if he hasn't been to one. There will definitely be some jeering and profanity thrown at you and him, and possibly some objects. No danger, but your son should have the "home experience" first, if he hasn't.

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When went in 2009. We sat in front row along on the Seahawks side on the 35 yard line. We did not have any problems. I found I didn't like the stadium as much as other, seats are further from the field due to the fact they have to rool in the turf for each game. I actually enjoyed our trip to the Rams much more.


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Just get him a Curt Warner jersey, might confuse them long enough that you won't get harassed.

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 Post subject: Re: U of Phoenix Stadium
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been there (back in Nov '09 - loss 31-20) and enjoyed the day with no major heckling or hassles...

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Fans of opposing teams tend to be a bit more lenient if you have a child with you, but who knows. There will always be an A-hole that oversteps his boundaries. As long as your child knows that the ribbing is all in good fun, and that the people there are making fun more of his team, rather than a personal insult, he should be able to enjoy the game. He could do much worse than the Cardinals, like the Eagles, or the Raiders.

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it's a sad day when you have to concern yourselves with your kids safety at a ballgame from apposing fans... can't say as though i blame you though now adays...

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it's a sad day when you have to concern yourselves with your kids safety at a ballgame from apposing fans... can't say as though i blame you though now adays...


People getting drunk beyond all control, and stabbing one another...like that 49ers Falcons game.

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Thanks for the input everyone. Re: a Warner jersey, my son wouldn't be caught dead. He got a Wilson jersey from his grandma for his birthday and we can barely get him to wear anything else. I can be certain he'll wear it to any actual game he goes to.


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 Post subject: Re: U of Phoenix Stadium
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UOPS is a fine place, you will be safe pretty much everywhere. I had endzone seats last year, the only fight was two Card fans with each other. It was tame compared to other road games. Get there early and there are some decent places to eat, and north east of the stadium less than a mile is free parking at a school with some shuttle rides. It is faster than getting out of the actual stadium parking lots, and if you skip the shuttle and walk back after the game, you will probably be out of the stadium area faster than 75 percent of the fans.

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 Post subject: Re: U of Phoenix Stadium
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I have been to many a game in that stadium. Have sat all over the place.

The thing with most Cardinals fans that are at the games, is that they are not fans of football at all. They have no idea what is going on.

I have never had a problem there. Drunken idiots exist in every stadium, but I would not be too worried watching the Seahawks destroy the Tards in their own home.

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Just be ready for the questions.

You know like

Q: What is that?
A: It is called a quarterback

Q: What is that?
A: It is called a forward pass

Q: What is that
A: It is called a completed pass

Q: What is that?
A: It is called breaking a tackle

Q: What is that
A: It is called Victory Formation


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I still prefer to call the stadium by it's original name before the corporate sponsorship... The Pink Taco.

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mikeak wrote:
Just be ready for the questions.

You know like

Q: What is that?
A: It is called a quarterback

Q: What is that?
A: It is called a forward pass

Q: What is that
A: It is called a completed pass

Q: What is that?
A: It is called breaking a tackle

Q: What is that
A: It is called Victory Formation



And those questions are coming from the Cardinals fans!

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 Post subject: Re: U of Phoenix Stadium
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I've been there 3 times and never had a real problem. Just like anywhere you will probably get yelled at a bit but if you don't be an ass that's where it will end.


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hawker84 wrote:
it's a sad day when you have to concern yourselves with your kids safety at a ballgame from apposing fans... can't say as though i blame you though now adays...


People getting drunk beyond all control, and stabbing one another...like that 49ers Falcons game.

didn't they say it was actually two falcons fans that were involved in that stabbing? the dispute was over food and they were in the parking lot tailgating and not even watching the game.


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 Post subject: Re: U of Phoenix Stadium
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The field itself is pretty sweet. Real grass, but they have it on rollers and it is maintained outside the stadium when not in use.

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 Post subject: Re: U of Phoenix Stadium
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Its a really nice stadium. Went there last season and the loudest people there were the Hawks fans; surprise! I was on the 50 yard line, row 12, visitors side. Great view of everything. The Cards fans around us were nice. Random teasing here and there but nothing serious. All in all it was a good experience.

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There was a good sized brawl there in 2010. If you get good seats I think you're fine. Pretty much the same as amy stadium. These guys went to SF a few years back and had problems. They sat in nose bleeds. I used to go almost every year and had no problems. I sit in lower level.


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Avoid the south end zone . Otherwise pretty harmless.


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 Post subject: Re: U of Phoenix Stadium
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ihawk wrote:
Have you ever been there? My 8-yr old son wants me to take him to AZ to watch the Seahawks destroy the Cards on their own turf this year. I'm curious how the fans there treat opposing fans and where in the stadium we should sit and where I should avoid.

I tried joining the Cards forum to ask the same question but got freaking denied. Tools.


Seattle fans nearly outnumber Card fans at those games and empty seats outnumber both fan bases. You don't need to worry about being abused by Card fans...their fans know their team sucks.


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ihawk wrote:
Thanks for the input everyone. Re: a Warner jersey, my son wouldn't be caught dead. He got a Wilson jersey from his grandma for his birthday and we can barely get him to wear anything else. I can be certain he'll wear it to any actual game he goes to.



He meant OUR Curt Warner, not their Kurt Warmer. Good ole 28! ;)

Me and Nanomoz went a few years back. Great experience, nice stadium , great weather, bad outcome (lost because of a bad exchange between Matt and SA in the fourth). Quite a few Hawk fans there. We got a couple good natured jeers and "over-rated" calls when leaving the stadium, but hey, we are on their turf. Probably going to be the least expensive venue this year to see the Hawks as well.


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 Post subject: Re: U of Phoenix Stadium
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rjdriver wrote:
He meant OUR Curt Warner, not their Kurt Warmer. Good ole 28! ;)


Dang, color me slow. Just doing my best impression of a Cardinal fan...


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 Post subject: Re: U of Phoenix Stadium
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Personally, I think UoP stadium is a dump. Looks like crap from the outside, smells like crap on the inside. The only cool thing about it is the roll out field.


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 Post subject: Re: U of Phoenix Stadium
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I go to the game there every year. I have never had a problem. Like others have said Seattle fans are everywhere at that game. It is very quiet in that stadium. I have even taken my pregnant wife with no worries. Every game I have been to we are surrounded by other seahawks fans. One AZ fan even traded me seats so he didnt have to sit in between all Seattle fans. I always sit in the lower level though since it is so cheap down here compared to the CLINK. So not sure how the fans are in the upper level.


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Beeker49 wrote:
Personally, I think UoP stadium is a dump. Looks like crap from the outside, smells like crap on the inside. The only cool thing about it is the roll out field.


If you think that stadium is bad, you should go to a niner home game.


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