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Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Wed May 18, 2016 11:28 am

^Granted this study was from 2011, but it appears it provides a 5% bump: http://www.sbnation.com/2011/1/19/1940438/home-field-advantage-sports-stats-data

I think my biggest gripe (and why I much prefer college) is that all these new modern stadiums are not in any way, shape, or form designed for the common fan to do what you would expect at a sporting event: stand, cheer, high 5, etc. Basically, they've morphed from stadiums to broadway theaters with the focus being on premium seating. I enjoy the amenities, but I do also like not being 5 miles away from the action and among fans also having a good time when I can't afford those amenities.

^^I might have done that on purpose. ;)
Last edited by Jew on Wed May 18, 2016 11:31 am.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Wed May 18, 2016 11:43 am

^Yeah I'm with ya there, which I why I really like what they've done in Jacksonville. They added great amenities and premium seating locations (and yes freaking swimming pools) but it still feels like a football stadium. The amenities compliment and enhance the experience rather than distracting from it. That may have just been what was most affordable at the time instead of funding an entirely new venue but I'm glad they went the route they did.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Wed May 18, 2016 11:37 pm

^ Give it a few more years and I am sure the Jags will be asking for a new stadium or threatening to move... :lol:

It is on my bucket list to check out the pools there and at the D-backs stadium.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Mon May 30, 2016 8:05 pm

Cool thread. Don't know how I missed it thus far.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:34 am

Jew wrote:^Granted this study was from 2011, but it appears it provides a 5% bump: http://www.sbnation.com/2011/1/19/1940438/home-field-advantage-sports-stats-data

I think my biggest gripe (and why I much prefer college) is that all these new modern stadiums are not in any way, shape, or form designed for the common fan to do what you would expect at a sporting event: stand, cheer, high 5, etc. Basically, they've morphed from stadiums to broadway theaters with the focus being on premium seating. I enjoy the amenities, but I do also like not being 5 miles away from the action and among fans also having a good time when I can't afford those amenities.

^^I might have done that on purpose. ;)


I totally agree!

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:17 pm

Slight bump...As I said earlier, I did treat myself to the USC/Alabama game at Jerry World. There are no photos of said game because, well, it wasn't much of a game. :cry:

But I did make a return trip to Rangers Ballpark, took the tour of the stadium, and sat inside the batters eye! So here are some more photos of Rangers Ballpark...

Heading up to Seattle in a few weeks for USC/Washington and will possibly do the Safeco field tour as well, so expect more updates soon! Well, if USC wins of course.
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The press box. Very exciting, I know.
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The view from the press box. A lot of teams have been moving their press boxes to the corner to sell more premium seats, so this is probably a better view than most new stadiums
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The field level tunnel.
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Rangers Clubhouse
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As you walk from the clubhouse to the dugout, they have signs commemorating all their award winners. Motivation I suppose.
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The dugout!
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View from dugout. What was cool about this tour, is they still conducted it with players working out. A lot of teams would restrict the field if this was happening. Elvis Andrus took photos with fans.
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Everything was already set up for the game/players workout
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The post game interview area. Connected directly to clubhouse.
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View from inside the batters eye. The Rangers turned it into a private all you can eat club. Great value for the $90 we paid.
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Also visited the Rangers Hall of Fame. I guess this guy pitched a long time.
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History on the stadiums.
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And construction of said stadium.
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Well, that's awkward...
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everything is bigger in Texas.
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They were aggressively campaigning to get tax payers to pay for a new stadium, when this one is only 22 years old...Murica!
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Fireworks night while waiting for our Uber.
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Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:49 am

Ooooh boy it's been years since I visited this thread! I guess they might as well build a new stadium so you can give us a review of it :lmao:
Must be bittersweet to a 49ers fan, you finally get a new stadium...........on the other hand many say it's soulless, it's 40 miles from SF and you give Harbaugh the boot so you go down the toilet... :butt: For some reason the upper deck still looks really high even after having all the suites on the other side, I wonder where the last row of the LA Coliseum would match up with that grandstand.

Can't wait to see the Clink and Safeco?

The home field advantage I hear is really just mostly from the refs/umps having a bias towards the home team.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:33 am

^Thankfully USC won, but I can say from experience that it was very loud inside Husky Stadium and likely contributed to the 3 or 4 false starts USC committed.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:33 pm

The fact that the Rangers (and Braves) are getting new stadiums is ridiculous. Great photos of that perfectly good, relatively modern ballpark.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:20 pm

coasterbill wrote:The fact that the Rangers (and Braves) are getting new stadiums is ridiculous. Great photos of that perfectly good, relatively modern ballpark.


Agreed. I wouldn't be opposed to it if the ownership groups were paying out of their own pocket, but in both these cases the taxpayers are footing the bill. And if you read the news articles---not even close to good deals.
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