Best Stadium is Comerica, Michigan Stadium, Tiger Stadium, and ACC in Toronto
Worst are Rogers Centre (Skydome), Olympic Stadium, McMahon Stadium(Calgary Stampeders home)
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Best Stadium is Comerica, Michigan Stadium, Tiger Stadium, and ACC in Toronto
Worst are Rogers Centre (Skydome), Olympic Stadium, McMahon Stadium(Calgary Stampeders home)
Best (Homer Edition):
Wrigley Field - As an 8 years die hard, it was the best game I have ever been at. As a young 20something now, it is enjoyable for other reasons
The Big House - dah
Ford Field - ya the team sucks, but I love the place and for that 2011 run, it was rocking
Great American Ballpark in Cincy - very cool and right on the river and replaced the dump before it
The Pit (New Mexico basketball) - The only sport that school cares about is basketball. The fans are a bit rough but I liked that and it is LOUD.
Miller Park - I haven't been since '04 but I really liked it as a young teen
That God awful pace in Fort Wayne where we had to watch the biggest hockey screw job ever (spring 2010)
Penn State - People talk up Happy Valley but i hated it and the city for that matter. The game (2010) pry had something to do with it, but it felt like a cheap pro stadium and the sight lines sucked
Metrodome (for baseball) - it was a bad football stadium that was even worse for baseball
It is nothing in comparison to Michigan or any of the other great college stadiums out there but for a MAC school I really enjoyed The Doyt. I did go to BGSU so I am bias but I believe it is the smallest stadium in the MAC and it provides a very intimate feeling for college football. I think I heard they are doing some renovations to the offices and training center so I hope they don't distrust the stadium itself.
When the Toledo-BG game was played the day after Thanksgiving the stadium would be packed and everyone would be freezing their asses off but those games were fun. Also enjoyed the middle if the week MAC game. Gave us something to do during the week other than study. Miami in 2006 is memorable just because it was a mud pit, last year they had grass.
My three favorites are:
Tenessee - Neyland Stadium
Tailgating is the SEC is awesome. Was there for a Florida-UT game and some of the tailgaters were grilling aligator (kinda rangy and tough) Neyland is a great stadium in the heart of Campus and is a big stadium. The Pride of the Southland Band playing Rockey Top was just terrific.
Oregon - Autzen Stadium
Lloyd Carr called it the loudest stadium he ever coached in, and the announcer proclaims in never rains in Autzen, but it sure did drizzle when I was there for the Cal game a few years ago. Only 60k fans but they were intense and it was a Thursday night game. Good tailgating outside the stadium, but really the excitement of games there is nearly impossible to match.
Alabama - Bryant Denny Stadium
I was there for the Iron Bowl, so it may have been crazier than normal, but damn those are some passionate fans. It's amazing how much people (especially the girls) get dressed up for the games. The student section is open seating though, so we had to get there 3 hours before the game, but got great seats. But that does kinda kill your buzz before kick-off so we snuck in about 6 single shots of Jim Beam each. The entire stadium stood for nearly the whole game. But the one weird thing about Bryant-Denny is that they had a seperate area of the student section reserved for the fraternaties and sororities.
Why can't we replicate that((standing the whole game) at Michigan?
I'm going to go with Lambeau Field as my bestie. Can't beat the atmosphere as far as NFL stadiums go. Awesome tailgating, although I'm not a huge fan of the current seating expansion they're putting in. (Too Beaver Stadium-ish for my tastes).
Unfortunately, Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti is probably my worstie. Not much personality to it.
Best - Obviously the Big House...no need to explain why.
Worst - Ryan Field (Northwestern) Could not hear the PA guy or the ref the whole game so we never knew what penalties were called or anything. Couldn't see the screen from where we were sitting (and they weren't bad seats). Had to go on a LOOOONGGG walk just for the bathroom/concessions. Just a terrible experience.
Worst: Spartan Stadium. Fandom aside, it's seriously a dive. Then you fill it with 70,000 a-holes (or 50,000 for the other half of the season) and it's an awful place to be
Worst: Georgia Dome. In many ways it is like the Sliverdome, but the Silverdome actually had good sightlines and was a fun venue. The Georgia Dome is kind of a generic dome and the gameday atmosphere is pretty much non-existent.
Joe Louis Arena. For all the history and awesomeness that is JLA, it has some bad seats and is just old. Some of the things like the boards and the stairs up to the entrance are iconic to the point where I wouldn't mind them renovating it for a few years and having the Wings play at the Palace, or something.
Best: Mile High/Sports Authority Field. Denver has some awesome sports fans and the stadium (while lacking good scoreboards) is filled with nice, loud, and funny people that seem to know their football. At halftime there is a rush to the concourses where they openly pass joints around and the beer and food is not terribly expensive.
Michigan Stadium. Biased, yes, but there is just so much history and the stadium looks and feels amazing. There is something missing from some places like Tiger Field at LSU and DKR in Austin and Michigan Stadium has it.
Is the biggest shit-hole in the entire NHL. Via my travels with work I have been to about 3/4 of NHL venues and JLA is by FAR the worst I have been to....embarrassing for place called hockeytown.
For football it would have to be spartan stadium...do I need to list the reasons?
I think moving to the Eastern Conference will open some Wings fans eyes. Having been to ACC in Toronto, Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Belle Center in Montreal, and First Niagara Center I honestly think the Wings will have the worst arena outside of Florida.
Best Arenas: Air Canada Center, and Staples in my travels.
I've never had a bad seat or time at the Joe.
The outside and concourses of JLA may suck, but if there's anything it gets points for it's great seats pretty much everywhere. There aren't any luxury boxes seperating the lower and upper bowls so you aren't in space if you sit in the upper bowl like you are at the palace. I've been in the last row and the view was still great.
Michigan stadium (of course). Love my club seats and the ammenities.
Fenway Park - saw many a game from the center field bleachers and those were great seats
Wrigley Field - probably because it reminds me of Fenway.
Arrowhead Stadium - it's a bit dated, but it was totally built for football. Great sight lines and you feel close to field.
And...a tip of the cap to Comerica Park. Saw a game there last year and really liked it.
Memorial Stadium in Cham-bana. What an ugly POS with ugly fans too.
Ryan Field - yes, both college teams in Illinois play in shitty stadiums. I prefer the visitor side to the home side. Lots of crap to interfere with the sight lines and you are so far away from their mini Jumbo-tron it's a micro-tron. I was there for the Justin Fargas monsoon game and you needed hip waders to get to the bathrooms and concessions under the stands.
Yankee Stadium...the previous one. Similar to the old Tiger Stadium with even less charm. They might have been better off with an upper deck all the way around the field. The monuments weren't even easy to see.
Comiskey Park - upper deck was a joke and I think they had all of 2 toilets for everyone up there.
Tiger Stadium - for football. Most of you never had the chance to see the Lions play the Rams on Thanksgiving day when Roman Gabriel was the Rams QB and Alex Karras chased his ass around the field. I assume there were a few decent seats for football, but I never got near any of them. Football was not made to be played in baseball stadiums. It should be forbidden by law.
I will exclude from the "worst" list venues being used for a sport it wasn't designed for (e.g., I won't list Ford Field as the worst hockey stadium I have been to, even though it is the worst place I have ever seen a hockey game.
Baseball: Best--Wrigley Field. My first game there was in 1978, before they were trendy. Like watching a major league game at Fisher Stadium. I have been back several times recently, and unfortunately the team's popularity has filled the stadium with hipsters and d-bags (also see Fenway Park). Still a great stadium, though. Worst--Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Seriously, what were they thinking? Was there some committee telling the architects, "well, that design is ok, but could you move the seats further from the field? And make it more saucer-shaped. Everybody knows all baseball stadiums will be saucer-shaped in the future."
Football: Best--Michigan Stadium, obviously. Close runner up: The Rose Bowl. Not because it's a great place to see a game (it isn't), but because of the atmosphere. It's like stepping back in time to the '40s or '50s, when college football was the only sport they cared about in California and before half the LA basin turned into a parking lot. The sun setting during the fourth quarter of a Rose Bowl and the Pasadena sky turning from blue to orange to black is quite possibly the best thing in sports. If only you could see the game from the end zones. Second runner up: Ford Field. Worst--The Superdome. That place is just sad. See Riverfront Stadium above. The 1970s weren't exactly the proudest moment in stadium design.
Basketball: Best--The Crisler Center. Worst--Crisler Arena. Yes, I'm aware that is the same venue.
Hockey: Best--Xcel Energy Center, St Paul. Wonderfully designed, huge concourses, great atmosphere for a college hockey game. Close runner up: Tampa Bay Times Forum, believe it or not. Worst--Joe Louis Arena, and it's not even close. It's the Comiskey Park of hockey arenas--built just a few years too early, before they figured out how to build them right.
EDIT: I just noticed that all 4 of my "worst" venues were finished in the time period 1967-1979. I'm certainly glad we put that trend behind us, and we are back to building arenas and stadia with the fan in mind.
2) Notre Dame - nice stadium and the fans were OK.
3) South Carolina - Williams Brice Stadium is OK, the fans were nice and M won 34-3.
1) Orange Bowl - Smelly, sticky and hot.
2) Landshark/Joe Robbie/Your Name Here Stadium - Sterile, with obnoxious fans
3) EMU - Plenty of good seats available.
Baseball best - Tiger Stadium
Worst - Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Almost got Johnny Bench's autograph, though.
Hockey best - Olympia. Was 12 years old in the first row behind the Flyers bench.
Worst - Munn. Full of Spartans.
Basketball best - The new Crisler.
Worst - The Superdome, three rows from the top.
Football: Big House of course
Home of the Giants
I haven't attended too many sporting events at different stadiums, but...
1. Wrigley Field - I was there for the first ever night game (even tho I was younger) and still remember the buzz when the lights came on and the sky went black and it was just this scene out of time. Been a bunch of times and even though the stadium foundation is shit, the overall feel of the place can't be duplicated.
2. Michigan Stadium - Went for the first time a couple of years ago and I've never had chills like I had walking down the train tracks towards the tailgate and then going into the stadium and seeing this awesome mass of people all waiting for the same thing.
3. Madison Square Garden - Great place to see a hockey/basketball game and the way it just opens up into the middle of New York is fantastic. The amenities aren't there, but otherwise it doesn't feel like a crumbling structure.
HONORABLE MENTION: Comcast Center at University of Maryland. Beautiful facility for college basketball. Petco Park. Great location, nice stadium. Nobody gives a crap about the team though.
1. Qualcomm Stadium - Old, decrepit, there's nothing around there within walking distance and it's impossible to get to. The sight lines are awful if you aren't at field level and the extras simply don't exist. Just awful.
2. FedEx Field - If you are in the second or third level be prepared to duck your head to see anything like you're looking under a car for spare change or something. Why they built it all the way out in the burbs is beyond me, but I want my stadiums to be SOMEWHERE, if that makes sense. Considering they ditched RFK (another dump) for this place is at best, a mild upgrade.
3. The Meadowlands - Ugh. New Jersey. Haven't been there since the renovation, but it was always cramped and drafty and there was nowhere to use the bathroom or get a beer. I only went twice, and both times I had zero fun.
Would love to check out AT&T Park, PNC Park, some of the SEC stadiums, and
Baseball - nothing compares to Fenway it's like turning back the clock. Wrigley is a good pregame experience but once the game starts the fans and park are shitty. Wrigley would be the same if a A team played there.
Football - Michigan stadium is like nothing else on a Saturday. Ohio stadium has blocked views, seating is confusing with too many small hallways and everyone who has been there can tell you about the fans although they were calmer than expected. Head down and do not respond to taunting is the best idea.
I will say I have been to over 20 baseball parks and ones I liked are Tiger, old San Fran, Dodger Stadium and the best new park is Comerica. I am a Reds fan and Comerica > GABP
Worst: The superdome is absolutely horrible, also MSU
where they hold the Capitol One and former Citrus Bowl. A true pit.
and we're invited to tell stories, so here goes.
1. Tiger stadium - favorite three memories a.) gibby's 3 run shot to put us up 8-3 (i think) in game 5 of the '84 world series. after the game still remember the mounted police in a 'V' formation trying get the padres bus out of the stadium with a dude break dancing on top of the rocking bus at the corner of mich/trumbel b.)last game there in '99, gordie howe came to visit us (long time friend of my father's, uncle gordie to us as kids) at the game and then c.) robert fick hit that grand slam OUT of the stadium in the bottom of the 8th, the last time the tigers ever batted at the old park. people everywhere in tears of joy.
2. Petco park in san diego, right next to san diego bay also, much more beautiful, not nearly as screwed up of a city as san fran, and the water is warmer. years ago took oldest son there for his 4th b-day by taking our old boat down the bay and mooring it at a restaurant. had chow, walked next door to the stadium. very nice.
Best - The Rose Bowl. Yet another mini version of Michigan Stadium. The hills of Pasadena in the background make a great view.
Yost Ice Arena - I have gone to a few michigan away hockey games and no other ice arena compares to Yost (pre-renovations). The fans were on top on the ice, packed in, and crazy. The renovations have changed things a bit and the Children of Yost are still getting used to the new setup. I think by the end of the season the fans started to regain their mojo.
Williams-Bryce Stadium (Columbia, South Carolina) - There is something special about southern football. The atmosphere is great with southern BBQ, the CockaBoose, the gamecocks and Cocky coming out to the band playing 2001.
Lousiana Superdome - The atmosphere around the Super Dome makes for a great atmosphere. I had the time of my life "tailgating" on Bourbon Street before the Sugar Bowl. I was in the executive 2nd deck for the game around the 30 yard line and had a great view. The Super Dome can get loud as hell when the fans go crazy.
Camp Randall - Went for the Wisconsin/Michigan outdoor hockey game. Had a great time pre-gaming in Madison. Even a half-full stadium got rocking for the "4th period" with jump around. I actually got hasseled more for being a Wings fan than Michigan (got a lot of F the Red Wings chants even though I was wearing a Michigan hockey sweater).
Raymond James Stadium - By far the worst stadium I have been visited. The sightlines are terrible. The jumbotron malfunctions and only shows the top of the camera view. There is no atmosphere around the stadium.
Joe Louis Arena - I hate to say it as a die hard Wings fan, but they deserve much better. The Joe is a complete dump. It looks way too industrial inside and outside. However, the Joe gets bonus points for serving very large Molson Triple XXX. I cannot wait until the Joe is built near Tiger Stadium. One of my favorite hockey memories was celebrating with other Wings fans at Joe Vision and in Joe parking garage after the Wings won the cup against the Pens.
Memorial Stadium (Champaign, Ill) - Good lord that stadium is depressing. Went my senior at Purdue. Illinois was doing decent that season. However, only about 1000 students showed. Man their students sucked. F Purdue was their most creative cheer and student t shirt.
Best: Safeco Field - I like to arrive early to games to take in batting practice, when I do I try to find a location with bad sightlines/ bad experience in general. I have not found that yet after numerous attempts. I wish they could have included more of the skyline into the stadium but overall I give it an A.
Memorial Stadium (Portland, Or.) The Portland Winterhawks of the WHL play most of their games here. The place is old and terrible in most every way, but the fans and atmosphere make it a great place to watch hockey.
Worst: Oakland Whatever It's Being Called This Year Stadium. Went in late July on a hot day and it was freezing and windy beyond belief. Fans were great but that place needs to be demolished.
Civic Stadium (Eugene, Or.) I played a game here in high school and while it was cool to play in a minor league stadium the place is terrible. The club house/locker room lights and power were not working and there was only cold water for showers. It felt like a cave.
On the good side, Camden Yards is all it's cracked up to be. Loved that place.
I mentioned it above, but IU's grass tailgating lots are excellent. The stadium is OK, nice, not great, but the tailgating was better, I think, than just in a parking lot, and one thing it's definitely got on the Big House is that you can get in and out in less than 45 minutes each way.
Probably my least favorite stadium was the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. There aren't concourses per se. The "upper deck" is a totally separate structure - just a huge concrete skeleton built over and around the lower bowl - and the whole thing is concrete, concrete, concrete. The concourse, such as it is, is just the pavement outside the stadium ringed by a chain link fence. Bathrooms are basically cement-block sheds. The place where we sat used to be bleachers, but they had decided to staple seat bottoms to them. Which I suppose is nice if the game is a sellout, but it really limits your moving-around options - you can't scoot a couple inches to the right or left because then your butt is between seats. Place is a dump.
Worst: the old Memorial Stadium in Cleveland
O"Harra Stadium, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD.
How do you top a triple-tiered, drive-in football stadium?
Never have to choose between continuing the tailgate party or being late for kickoff!
Obvious faves are obvious: Yost & the Big House
the old Chicago Stadium, torn down in 1993. It had insane acoustics and was ear-splittlingly loud. When I was in the 5th grade, when the bulls were heading towards the title and the blackhawks to a cup appearance vs Pittsburgh, my dad took me to two games there in one weekend, a Bulls one on Saturday and the Hawks on Sunday. My ears were still ringing on Wednesday. I miss that place, it was so good.
Welsh-Ryan in Evanston sucks for college hoops. I love Wrigley, the tradition, the ivy, etc, but there are parts of that place that smell like piss.
It was torn down when I was 6, but I remember going to a few Bulls games there and 1 Blackhawks game. During the Anthem at the Hawks' game I remember they put a camera shot of the outside of the building on the jumbotron. We had seats in the upper deck and I thought the building was going to collapse. It shook. it shook on the Jumbotron. The jumbotron itself was shaking. I love the United Center, and Corneilson does an amazing job with the Anthem, but having that memory as a 5-6 year old of Messmer belting out the anthem in the Stadium is something I'm proud to have witnessed.
Remember the Roar
Seen baseball, football and basketball there and it sucked for all three.
Many years ago, I walked inside the Kingdome on a beautiful Seattle summer evening, blue sky, sunshine. Found nothing but gray walls made of poured concrete. Plus, the field was surrounded by a wall about 8 feet high of--what else--poured concrete. And of course the game was played on the bad astroturf of the 80's. It was the single most depressing venue for watching a baseball game I have ever seen.
Some nice ones: Beaver Stadium, ND Stadium, Ohio Stadium, Xcel Energy Center, United Center (fans suck), Nationwide Arena
Not so nice: Ross-Ade, Ryan Field, Munn Ice Arena
I can take or leave Wrigley. The actual watchability of the game suffers without replay, but it is a fun place to be for a game (I was there but on a rooftop last night in the fog-out).
Same thing goes for the Joe. We have a lot of tradition there, but it is just time to get a new rink.
Worst - Baseball in the old Seattle Kingdome. Only went to catch Willie Horton as DH.
Best - Rose Bowl for 1979 Phantom Touchdown game.
I haven't traveled to a lot of stadiums/arenas so I can't comment on much but I have been to MSG. Not a whole lot to complain about except for the fact that you have to walk a mile and a half to get to your seats. Or at least it seemed that way. East side, tower 5, section 240, row 30, seat 12.
Best - ( Non Michigan Stadiums) Great American Ballpark in Arlington- beautiful stadium,nice fans.
Indiana - Memorial Stadium - great tailgate, nice fans, Bloomington has nice bars also, but the stadium was nice. I'd go back again.
Wrigley - I love the old school feel to the park, if they get the renovations done right, it will be a gem again.
St. Paul - The Hockey Arena is beautiful, have been their twice, once for the national title game game in hockey and once for a wings/wild game. Beautiful arena, heck they even give you seats for standing room. And not far froma cool italian place to eat at also.
Worst - Camp Randall - The fans are assholes, no parking anywhere, and the fans are assholes. It's just a big block of trash !
Ryan Field - What a dump, they ran out of Coke at halftime, the Video Boards don't work, the PA system sucks.Hell they don't even have lights connected to that dump, they gotta bring them in from the outside portable.
Klotsche Center - UW-Milwaukee - The Panthers moved from US Cellular Arena back to campus for the 12-13 season. This place makes Welsh-Ryan look like the United Center.
Miller Park - Great tailgate atmosphere. thats about it. Brewers fans are assholes, but not as big of ones as White sox fans are. The stadium is as cookie cutter as it gets inside. It has no real baseball feel inside.at least there is a TGI Fridays in the stadium so you can get hammered.
U.S. Prison Cell Field aka White Sox stadium - The Amenities around it suck, the bar across the street from the stadium sucks- the bacardi one, and the fans are the biggest assholes of any baseball fans i have met. And they make you stop tailgaiting as soon as the game starts.
I really enjoy the environment at Beaver Stadium at PSU. The tailgating is great, the fans are a lot of fun and very inspired, they are also fairly understanding of other fans as I have seen UM play there a number of times and wore UM gear and didn't get too much crap, and the student section is really big. All in all for college football it's the best place I've gone to a game, and it's super easy to get in and out of as it's in the middle of nowhere. FYI I haven't been to Michigan Stadium since I was a child and don't remember it.
For baseball I really like Fenway. The fans are great, the stadium is old but has a lot of history, and Boston is a great city with lots to do and tons of sports bars around the stadium. Parking sucks, but if you take the train in it's awesome. For a small venue, I love Hadlock Field where the Portland Sea Dogs (Portland, Maine) play, who are the AA affiliate to the Red Sox. I used to work for them, but it is an awesome place to watch baseball if you like baseball. There aren't many minor league experiences better than the Sea Dogs.
I never liked the old Yankee Stadium, but I haven't been the the new one yet. I didn't really like the Old Three Rivers Stadium either or the old Vet in Philly, but Three Rivers was worse IMO. But, Camden Yards is also a great place as is Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The University of Phoenix Stadium is really nice and easy to get in and out of, but the fan experience isn't quite the same as it is in a college town. The Phoenix area is cool, but is by no means a football town, but the stadium itself is pretty nice.
But you were so much closer to the action in Tiger Stadium than Comerica, I don't know how you can prefer the sightlines there. Now when you went, it was a dump, because Ilitch spent a decade letting it go to hell so he could get people to fund him a new stadium in his Foxtown area rather than fixing that one up (which they could have). But it was a better building in a more classic area, and most importantly, much better to watch baseball in. Comerica is fine for what it is- a modern stadium that's a knock off of every one before it, which is great if you want to ride a ferris wheel instead of see a baseball game.
Having recently moved to the Bay Area, I have gone to Candlestick, the Coliseum, AT&T, and HP. Candlestick was awful. We were told that the lines were terrible so it would be wise to try and get a seat early. I remember getting into the ticket line about 50 or so minutes before kickoff and we didn't get to our seat until around 5 minutes into the 1st quarter. No organization whatsoever. The Coliseum was actually a much more entertaining gameday environment and Raider fans were generally more cordial and interesting than Niners fans. Though I detest the Sharks, HP is a really, really nice hockey arena and AT&T offers some of the most gorgeous views around. Of course, no gameday environment will ever compare to an Ann Arbor Saturday but I suppose that goes without saying.
Ohio Stadium - Wear a rain coat to shed the beer or worse that will be dumped on or thrown at you. But every Michigan fan should make the pilgrimage at least once in a lifetime. Just to know who and what you're dealing with when it comes to Ohio.
LA Coliseum - Julius Ceasar would feel at home. Flak jacket is optional.
Worst stadium (based on experience): Camp Randall in Madison. I was there in the 70s my freshman year with the Michigan Band. The students were either allowed to drink or smuggled in bottles, but there were lots of them. By the second half, the bottles started raining out of the upper deck at the band. Fortunately they were too drunk to have good aim as I don't recall anyone being hit.
The same year we went to the Horseshoe and as our buses were leaving following the Mike Lantry missed FG that cost us the victory, the line of C-Bus cops that was directing traffic stood in a line and flipped off our buses. Class act. The students there were the same mouthy, beligerent ones that attent today, but at least they didn't throw anything at us.
... Tiger Stadium, Fenway, and Wrigley, the Big House and the Rose Bowl. Not a fan of Oakland Coliseum, but AT&T park is wonderful.
One I haven't seen mentioned that I really like is the park that the Staten Island Yankees play in. It seats about 5000 (it's the Yankees Class A affiliate if I recall) and sits right on the water's edge, so you see the sun set over NYC as ships cruise by. It got a big renovation in 2001 and was clean and beautiful when I went - we had seats right behind first base in the first row, and were wondering if an errant throw would bean someone. A great experience.
Disagree with Fenway
One of my personal favorites was watching the Red Wings play at the old Olympia Stadium. The place was a dump, but there wasn't a bad seat in the house.
Most people will probably hammer me for this. But I say Fenway. Get past the tradition for a moment.
1. Parking sucks and is expensive. Typically have to walk along ways to the stadium.
2. Horrible asshole fans! Probably worst in all of sports
3. Views being home, first and third suck!!!! Poles in way of view.
4. Shitty location outside of town.
5. Old as hell, bathrooms falling apart smell like hell.
6. Logistically is a nightmare walking around
Note: I get its old which makes it cool and but these are important to me above and Fenway does not have them.
Ohio fans are the worse. Red Sox fans next.
And that's not being a homer. I've been there twice and both times was shocked at what a dump it is.
I expected it to live up to its reputation in stadium rankings and what I got was a cynder block. The whole thing is solid concrete, and what few parts aren't concrete are painted grey to match the concrete. Even the routunda was riddled with cracks and off-color patches to the concrete all around it, while the upper bowl looks like it has gotten zero maintenence since it was first put in. Its cracked, chipping, and ugly.
By far the worst stadium I've ever seen. This is out of Michigan Stadium, Spartan Stadium, Ross-Ade, Bryant-Denny (not for a game), and Bronco Stadium (also not for a game, loved the smurf turf though) for reference.
Haven't been to enough other venues of different sports or the NFL to make a call on any of those, although I will say I liked the Superdome when I went for the Sugar Bowl, and I thought Progressive Field was pretty nice when I went to the Frozen Diamond against Ohio, in terms of non-Michigan, non-Detroit venues I've been to.