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Just shitty all around and their fans treat you like shit there
The Metrodome sucked really bad for the Twins. Terrible place to watch baseball. Target Field, however, is probably a top 3 stadium in baseball now.
Not a fan of the Georgia Dome either.
worst place I've ever been to a game or concert. Was built as an all purpose arena and it sucks equally at everything. Has the atmosphere of a funeral home, the baseline seats are 20 yeards away from the court and lower level corner seats are effectively blocked from seeing anything but the backboard. There's never any need to sit in the upper level because the lower is never full.
For concerts the acoustics blow! The echo of the lower tones creates a giant bowl of mush. You cannot make out a single word the singer is singing.
A distant second would the the old Vet in Philly.
Tropicana Field. That place is an insult to baseball. Should've been demolished years ago.
Good god, you could put any sport in that place and kill most of the fun of it. Sterile, cavernous, ugly. I don't live in Houston anymore, but thankfully it's just an empty relic now. I've been to a couple of games in Reliant and it's a huge improvement, although they bring the roof out totally unecessarily, no matter the weather. Houstonians are terrified of seeing the sky, apparently.
The Carrier Dome (Syracuse) is hell on earth. I went there for the U-M game 15 years ago or so, and it just sucked. Thank God we won. Concrete domed beer-stank shit-stain on our earth.
Penn States Gameday atmosphere is awsome. But the actual stadium itself is load of crap. A bunch of pipes and bleachers. Nothing else.
It's a great experience for sure, but yep. Beaver Stadium is what happens when you just willy-nilly add a bunch of seats whenever you think about it without really thinking about aesthetics. They basically built a hodgepodge Erector Set stadium out there.
Yes, they added onto it in sections over the course of 50 years. And each addition was enough years apart from the previous one where the architectural styles changed. So everything looks like it was just thrown on top of the previous layer. Because it was.
You can see this best in the end-zone upper decks. Not only do they not look alike in each end-zone, they don't even have the same number of levels. The earlier side has one level, the Mount Nittany side has two levels. Because, why not?
Home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Awful stadium in a bad location.
Kelly Shorts Stadium? I haven't been there in over 3 decades, but that stadium screamed 'high school!' when I saw a game there in the early 80's.
OTOH, Waldo Stadium at WMU is actually pretty nice in the aftermath of the remodel they did there a couple decades or so ago. The team is seldom worth watching, but the venue is a pretty good place for some MACtion.
Waldo is one of the best MAC stadiums to watch a game, I feel. Stands sit on the field but high enough not to be distracted by players (unlike Iowa, front row is literally sitting at ground level and right on top of the benches). Waldo also has made many stadium improvements since Fleck has got there, a scoreboard is coming soon, which is over due. The worst MAC stadium I've been is Eastern, a ghost town, and it also has a track around it so you're automatically far away. It's been awhile since I've been to Central's sober but I don't remember it being too bad. Not a fan of open endzones tho. NIU has a unique stadium, the front row is hanging over the sideline which creates good views. But both endzones are open. Northwestern's stadium isn't that great, sit far away and is tiny for a B1G school. Loses a lot of noise. I'll be visiting VaTech this year so I'll be interested to see how their stadium is. I've heard they have a good atmosphere so I'm pretty excited to check it out. My goal is to make it to as many venues possible, you can't beat college game day atmospheres.
The Vet sucked. Three rivers was awful. Shea stadium was turrible. They're all gone now.
but Tiger Stadium was a really crappy place to see a baseball game, if you really wanted to SEE the game. Even aside from the seats directly behind posts, the majority of the seats in the whole stadium deprived you of a view of at least part of the action. You were either too far back on the overhang and lost deep fly balls, or too far back underneath and lost high fly balls. Plus, the sight lines were terrible even for a lot of the decent seats. "Tradition" and "atmosphere" could only go so far in making it an enjoyable experience.
If you were behind a post, this was true, but if you were in front of one the view was fantastic. The upper deck was much closer to the field than Comerica's is. There were many good upper-deck seats at Tiger Stadium, whereas at Comerica there really aren't any because they're so far away.
the same Tiger Stadium I went to.
I would contend that there were actually more seats with a good view at Tiger Stadium than at Comerica. Very few bad seats anywhere in the upper deck, except for a relatively small # of obstructed view seats because of some roof support beams in certain areas---the vast majority of the beams that caused obstruction were in the lower deck, those beams be. ing there to support the upper deck.
On the other hand, at least a third of the lower deck seats at Tiger Stadium were poor-to-bad. Besides the beams, the upper deck itself blocked the view of portions of the field. So while I'm in agreement with you there, I also contend that 2/3rds of the upper deck seats at Comerica are just way too far from the field unless you have binoculars.
Then take into account the fact that Comerica's capacity is about 10,000 less than Tiger Stadium's, and you end up with a smaller net # of good seats.
Tiger Stadium was obsolete for many reasons, but seats with a view was not one of those reasons. In a perfect world, Tiger ownership should have told the architects to incorporate as many features of Tiger Stadium as their engineers could (as the basic blueprint) and go from there.
I seem to remember that if you were sitting too far back in many places, especially the outfield, you lost the view of balls hit too deep. And posts still came into play, even if you were not in seats that were specifically designated "obstructed" (which only applied to those with a post directly between you and either the batter or the pitcher). And in a lot of the seats that were good, especially those in foul territory in the lower deck, you had to be twisted in your seat the whole game because the sight lines were so poor. Seats were generally closer than in Comerica, it's true, but in a really well designed stadium, you'd hope that you wouldn't have to make a compromise between seeing the whole field and having the players look like bugs.
to each his own. Tiger Stadium was long regarded as having some of the best seats in baseball.
Tiger Stadium had all the same problems except the bugs and the excess size. Obstructed views, peeling paint, general dilapidation, etc.
The field there has(or had) a giant crown in the middle of the field that ran end zone to end zone.
To date myself Steve Mariucci beat my team that day.
Was the crown for the snow? I have no idea, but it was the only field I saw like that in 10 years of football.
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Nassau Coliseum is a travesty.
atmosphere out of the picture, the Rose Bowl isn't all that great of a venue. Low angles, long way from the field.
Before the redue of lowering the field and adding seats, Ohio Stadium wasn't all that fantastic either. B Deck is a travesty.
In the 80's the place was a pit and unless it was the Seminoles or Gators visiting there were about 25k in the stands. Biggest bunch of fair weather fans eva.
I attended the Miami blowout of Notre Dame in Gerry Faust's last game at ND. Miami romped 58-7. Prior to the game I stopped to buy a kabob from a street vendor with a hibachi. At the point where I finished the transaction I noticed that his bbq brush had paint stains on the handle. No single purpose tools in his kitchen! Miam is a wretched place all around.
Nuff said. Just the worst.
good for football but baseball it was just ok