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I was hoping to hear from some on this board regarding the worst stadium they've ever seen a sporting event.
FedEx Field is easily the worst for me. Place is out in the middle of nowhere, no bars nearby, expensive tickets, generic stadium, terrible atmosphere (I actually got ejected for yelling too much during a sunday night game) and rude ushers round out the experience for me.
(Have to say this because its obligatory, being on a Buckeye board)
The OutHouse is terrible.
Columbus 'Til I Die.
"I simply can not have Degeneration X (Rant participants) roaming the hallways and going upper tank in my office"..Cdiddy
No doubt..I've seen parking garages with more character than that place, however it does get good and loud for Vikings games. It was even worse for baseball games, though it holds some nostalgia for me seeing as though I went to many games there as a kid; and the Twins won a couple World Series there.
To me, the stadiums I hate going to are the ones that are always half empty. Even a dump can come to life if it is full of loud rowdy fans.
Duh! The Big (Out)House.
I've found pimping to be easier than one might expect
Northwestern. Not enough bathrooms which means you stand in line forever at any point in the game, they ran out of food at halftime. Glorified high school stadium.
Northwestern,doesn't hold 50,000, I had row 1 seats on the 42 yard line on the home side for 50.00 a piece. Pain in the butt to get to. A Texas high school won't have it. We should take up a collection and get them a new one.
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
Paul Brown Stadium- for a new stadium it sucks. One way in/out, everybody use the escalator, crappy scoreboard, speakers, use a Parking garage and add 2 hours getting out, and ignorant redneck fans who know nothing about football but toss dip cups and empty beer bottles around BC they think it's fun.
Old Freedom Hall in Louisville. If you're over 5'5" you were truly fucked. Kiss your knees good bye before halftime.
Olympic Stadium, Montreal. No ice, no a/c, no character, metric, and French.
Old Pitt Stadium, walking up a hill called "heart attack hill" explains it all.
Qualcom Stadium, San Diego
Old RCA Dome for hoops
Notre Dame Stadium
This post was edited by NABuckeye77 18 months ago
The $hit house .....and it aint even close
I'll go with Kirk and the Metrodome. The place was a mess.
I'll also say notre dames stadium. When I went there for The Buckeye game back in the 90's I was expecting something much nicer.... It is a $hit hole. It is designed after scum stadium, so give them a zero for creativity.
The RANT is a Romper Room for Degenerates - jwe
I didn't down vote you but I LOVE Paul Brown Stadium. I've been to 30+ games there and have no idea what you're talking about with the fans.
Also, the RCA Dome for basketball??? I went to maybe only 3 or 4 BBall games and hated it.... Way too big for BBall games. I like the smaller arenas. I know this is biased and I went to every basketball game there from 84-99 but St. John Arena rocked. You're right on the court, the place would get deafening loud. I'll never forget that double (triple) OT game against Indy. Maybe 91 or 92. My freaking ears rang for a week after.
I will never ever go to OutHouse again. There is a reason they get 113k in that badboy...You might get 12 inches to sit in. Its not very loud for the amount of people there...big round bowl that's not overly intimidating. Kinda plain really.
One of the stadiums I love going to is Indiana...Not really a bad seat in the house. Its basically a home game. Face value tickets...The only problem is getting to the stadium but if you get there a couple hours early you'll be alright.
Cleveland Municipal was bad...I always got stuck behind a pole? and when the winds blew in from the open end..you could not keep warm.
old Tiger Stadium in Detroit was a hell hole. I actually saw a rat scurrying around by the trash cans near the restroom mid day.
The Sombrero in Tampa was bad. Saw OSU lose to Auburn there and watched the Browns there once and the old Orange Bowl was an absolute dump in a bad ghetto section of Miami.
Ohio Field at the final game there where Illinois beat us 7-0 before they built the Shoe!
Naw just kidding I am not that old....ha ha..
I was starting to do the math on that one BJ...
LOL..thanks, tbdbitl. Nice to agree to "disagree" and still have fun with it!
I went there once 2 years ago. My gf's family bought Steeler's tickets for me for Christmas b/c I'm a huge Steeler's fan and grew up back there.
Well, I was not impressed with the fans. It was a tall order to find anybody who could intelligently have a discussion about football. The vast majority was like, "you suck!", "fuck Pittsburgh!". The entire section in front of us dressed in camo with UK/Bengal attire on for the entire game were tossing empty beer bottles in other sections and and spitters all over the place while getting on other fans. They were actually amused by this. Every time an usher/security was alerted they would walk over and do nothing. Finally a man's little boy got hit by tobacco spit and he walked over and was ready to go Stone Cold Urban on a few idiots and security tossed them out. Only 3 quarters later.
If I had to compare Bengal fans (from my experiences) to a college team then I would go with W.V.U fans w/o hesitation. I'm sure there are some exceptions like yourself.
Honestly, I've been impressed w/ most Brown's fans that I've met. They all admit they suck, love their team, and keep hope their team will be better next year. They don't run their mouth's like they've won 6 Super Bowls. Most of them actually can talk football with you too. I actually joke with my friends at work b/c most of them are Brown's fans and from Cleveland and we all get along great even though I'm from Pittsburgh and love the Steelers.
I went to the RCA Dome for numerous NCAA Basketball Tournaments and really, really enjoyed it. Also, never had a bad seat for being a dome. That's what shocked me. Excellent food, and fans too. Easy to get in and out of the area and back on 70.
I was there for Princeton knocking out UCLA not once, but both times and Xavier getting red hot and knocking out Purdue and Georgetown.
Los Angeles Municipal ( Home of USC). Too few gates, seats are terrible and where OSU had to sit was a mile from the field. Not a pleasurable experience.
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