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Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by sneed » March 29th, 2020, 10:12 am

I saw a ranking of stadiums on twitter and am curious where you all have been and what you like. Football only - I’ll do a basketball one too.

Best Stadiums
Seattle Seahawks
Utah State

Worst Stadiums
Boise St
USC
SDSU

Been to:
Utah State
Boise St
Utah
BYU
Nevada
UNLV
Washington
Seattle Seahawks
Fresno
USC
SDSU
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona
New Mexico
Colorado St
Air Force
Wyoming
I have been to Notre Dame and some others but not a game there.

Wow, I need to go to games in Hawaii and San Jose!



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by TrueBlueAggie123 » March 29th, 2020, 10:24 am

Best Stadiums:
Utah State
Tennessee
Washington
LSU

Worst:
Boise State
New Mexico
San Jose State

Been to:
Utah State
Tennessee
Washington
LSU
Boise State
New Mexico
San Jose State
Utah
BYU
Colorado State
Air Force
U of Arizona
UNLV



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by Intermeddler » March 29th, 2020, 11:24 am

Been To:

New England
NY Jets or Giants
Denver
Dallas

Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium
Texas A&M
Oklahoma
Ohio State
Utah
Utah State
BYU
Boise State
New Mexico


Worst were Boise and Hard Rock before the remodel when I think it was called Sun Life. The NFL stadiums are all good. Jerry World is the best. New England and New York are fine but awful to get to.

Oklahoma, A&M, and Ohio State were amazing. Romney is a fun place to watch a game.



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by ThunderAggie » March 29th, 2020, 12:17 pm

Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium was awesome! Been to two games there when the Aggies played them.



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by swordsman1989 » March 29th, 2020, 12:21 pm

Been to:
Utah State
BYU
Utah - before the 1998 renovation
Dartmouth
Hard Rock - Before the renovation
Raymond James

Best - USU of course. Raymond James was nice too.
Worst - Utah, before the renovation.

Edit - Forgot about San Jose State. Perhaps the fact that I forgot about it should put it in the worst category.
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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by oleblu111 » March 29th, 2020, 1:21 pm

What about USU's stadium makes it the best you have been to ?
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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by GameFAQSAggie » March 29th, 2020, 1:39 pm

oleblu111 wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 1:21 pm
What about USU's stadium makes it the best you have been to ?
The Mountain backdrop is what alot of opposing fans like about our stadium.



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by SwaggieAggie » March 29th, 2020, 1:47 pm

sneed wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 10:12 am
I saw a ranking of stadiums on twitter and am curious where you all have been and what you like. Football only - I’ll do a basketball one too.

Best Stadiums
Seattle Seahawks
Utah State

Worst Stadiums
Boise St
USC
SDSU

Been to:
Utah State
Boise St
Utah
BYU
Nevada
UNLV
Washington
Seattle Seahawks
Fresno
USC
SDSU
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona
New Mexico
Colorado St
Air Force
Wyoming
I have been to Notre Dame and some others but not a game there.

Wow, I need to go to games in Hawaii and San Jose!
That’s an impressive list. I’ve heard the atmosphere at Seahawks games is incredible.



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Post by bpd » March 29th, 2020, 1:49 pm

I haven't been to many but the somewhat new CSU stadium is superior to anything in the MW.
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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by sneed » March 29th, 2020, 1:51 pm

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
oleblu111 wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 1:21 pm
What about USU's stadium makes it the best you have been to ?
The Mountain backdrop is what alot of opposing fans like about our stadium.
It was designed well. Starts high and right next to the field. People probably don’t care about phone service but that is frustrating for me at the games.

People don’t like Boise’s stilts and blue field but the track is what I don’t like. Hard to see in the lower bowl.

USC isn’t great to see the game but it is comfortable and they have a HUGE screen to watch it since you can’t see the game (okay it’s not that bad but it is overrated). Great phone service lol.



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by GameFAQSAggie » March 29th, 2020, 1:54 pm

Been to games at:
Utah State
Utah
BYU
Weber State
UNLV
Nevada
Boise State
San Jose State
Fresno State
USC
Colorado State's old stadium, never the new one
Air Force
Wyoming
New Mexico State
UTSA
Wisconsin
LSU
Clemson
Oklahoma
Michigan State
Arkansas State
Idaho State
Toledo
Detroit Lions
Denver Broncos
New Orleans Saints
San Francisco 49ers old stadium
Jacksonville Jaguars

Also been to when it was empty and there weren't games going on:
Arizona State
Arizona Cardinals
Southern Utah
North Carolina Central
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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by sneed » March 29th, 2020, 2:04 pm

SwaggieAggie wrote:
sneed wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 10:12 am
I saw a ranking of stadiums on twitter and am curious where you all have been and what you like. Football only - I’ll do a basketball one too.

Best Stadiums
Seattle Seahawks
Utah State

Worst Stadiums
Boise St
USC
SDSU

Been to:
Utah State
Boise St
Utah
BYU
Nevada
UNLV
Washington
Seattle Seahawks
Fresno
USC
SDSU
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona
New Mexico
Colorado St
Air Force
Wyoming
I have been to Notre Dame and some others but not a game there.

Wow, I need to go to games in Hawaii and San Jose!
That’s an impressive list. I’ve heard the atmosphere at Seahawks games is incredible.
If I were single I think I would go to all the Aggie games.

I don’t understand why more stadiums aren’t like Seattle’s. CSU and others maybe prefer the oval look to rectangle? Not steep enough and you should be closer to the field sitting on the 50. Everything else about CSU is awesome though. Amazing facility for the MW.
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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by sneed » March 29th, 2020, 2:07 pm

GameFAQSAggie wrote:Been to games at:
Utah State
Utah
BYU
Weber State
UNLV
Nevada
Boise State
San Jose State
Fresno State
USC
Colorado State's old stadium, never the new one
Air Force
Wyoming
New Mexico State
UTSA
Wisconsin
LSU
Clemson
Oklahoma
Michigan State
Arkansas State
Idaho State
Toledo
Detroit Lions
Denver Broncos
New Orleans Saints
San Francisco 49ers old stadium
Jacksonville Jaguars

Also been to when it was empty and there weren't games going on:
Arizona State
Arizona Cardinals
Southern Utah
North Carolina Central
I knew you would have a long list. Favorite? You sit front row a lot it seems. I sat 2nd row at USC once - never again.



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by bluegrouse » March 29th, 2020, 7:08 pm

oleblu111 wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 1:21 pm
What about USU's stadium makes it the best you have been to ?
Sitting right on top of the action due to proximity to the field and steep stands. Really not a bad seat in the house for watching a game. Creature comforts are another thing entirely.



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by bluegrouse » March 29th, 2020, 7:11 pm

sneed wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 1:51 pm
GameFAQSAggie wrote:
oleblu111 wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 1:21 pm
What about USU's stadium makes it the best you have been to ?
The Mountain backdrop is what alot of opposing fans like about our stadium.
It was designed well. Starts high and right next to the field. People probably don’t care about phone service but that is frustrating for me at the games.

People don’t like Boise’s stilts and blue field but the track is what I don’t like. Hard to see in the lower bowl.

USC isn’t great to see the game but it is comfortable and they have a HUGE screen to watch it since you can’t see the game (okay it’s not that bad but it is overrated). Great phone service lol.
Yeah, the blue turf is a crime against football but the worst part of being there is it is very hard to see the game in that stadium, especially in the lower bowl. Too far away and too shallow a slope. Definitely the worst stadium I've been to in terms of watching a game.
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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by bluegrouse » March 29th, 2020, 7:26 pm

Been to:
Utah State
Utah (old and new)
BYU
USC
Arizona State
Washington
Georgia
Virginia
UNLV
Fresno State
Boise State
New Mexico


Best:
Utah State and Utah (new) for pure viewing
Washington and Georgia for amenities and atmosphere (probably great for viewing too if not in the cheap seats like I was - endzone for Washington and second to top row at Georgia - was like watching dot racing from up there lol)

Worst:
Boise State and its not really close



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by IdaAg93 » March 29th, 2020, 8:51 pm

Been to:
USU
Utah
byu
NMSU
TTU
Washington
Idaho State
BSU
USC
Idaho/Kibbie Dome

Best:
USU
Utah
TTU

Worst:
BSU-bathrooms/line of sight/turf/track/fans
USC-line of sight--the worst.



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by GeoAg » March 29th, 2020, 9:02 pm

Boise is bad, but notice how no one who lists it has been to the worst stadium in the history of stadiums...San Diego State is the worst, bar none


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Post by sneed » March 29th, 2020, 9:11 pm

GeoAg wrote:Boise is bad, but notice how no one who lists it has been to the worst stadium in the history of stadiums...San Diego State is the worst, bar none
I have been to SDSU 3 times. If it was in New Mexico I’m sure I would have not gone back after the first time... USC is for the destination too (not right by the stadium though - that place is trash).



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Post by QuackAttackAggie » March 29th, 2020, 9:11 pm

Boise State and UNLV are the worst by far. I assume the new UNLV stadium will be the best in the MWC by far.

Best is Penn State then Oregon. I love USU games obviously, but Utah and BYU are better in terms of amenities and atmosphere. Both are far worse in vehicle traffic in and out but comparable in congestion within the stadium.

In order of my first college game in each stadium:

UNLV: (20+ games) gross, hard to get to, windy and cold in the winter with large chunks of gravel flying all over, all to watch a terrible team.

USU: (40+ games) small, limited food options, little tailgating. no student section, or crowd, when I was in school, but now it is a strength at many games. NEZ and new press box elevate this from the worst on this list in 2006 to the top third. best bang for your buck for concessions.

Utah: (5-6 games) smaller than their pride would indicate. the worst setting of the 3 utah schools, but the best product on the field year in year out and convenient public transportation comparatively.

BYU: (1 game) best atmosphere in utah, least knowledgable crowd. looks like a cruise ship from far away, contains way more sick people on the inside. possibly the only place in america where a woman who is knitting a scarf tells you that you cannot boo at a sporting event.

Oregon: (15ish games) stadium holds 57k or so but the parking lot holds twice that on game day. smells like weed every time the ducks score, which is often. hot with no shade, good food.

Boise State: (4 games) always cold, parking is always annoying, ok food. sight lines are the worst of any sporting event I have been to. Not comparable in terms of "big time" to even utah/byu.

SDSU: (1 bowl game, 20+ NFL games) falling apart. always empty, no matter who is playing in it except for once a year when there are fireworks. parking sucks.

Tennessee: (1 game) stadium is ugly on the outside but somehow uglier on the inside. Fans were annoying. weather was terrible. crowd singing rocky top is great. fans think they're bama when they're really closer to Kentucky.
Georgia: (1 game) big crowd, lots of tailgating but sprinkled all over the campus. Not as fun as I expected, but it was thanksgiving and they played ULL. Lost to GT the next week, so it was a down year. Beautiful campus. would recommend.

Colorado State (old): (1 game) of all the stadiums on this list, i was most pleasantly surprised with CSU. crowd felt big time pre-game. big tailgating crowd, lots of activities (was homecoming). Lost on a hail mary that set up a FG. inside was pretty bare-bones, nothing impressive, but was clearly better than even what USU has going now.

Penn State: (1 game) grew up a penn state fan. crowd is out of this world, even for akron. food lines were very short.
stadium is huge, sight lines vary. beautiful setting. the parking lot is the 4th biggest city in the state on game day. bucket list level stadium. a classic.

Navy: (1 game) in such a sketchy neighborhood that i honestly did not feel safe walking to the stadium. instead of retired names/jerseys, they list famous naval battles. crowd was surprisingly good. felt like a big time atmosphere.

Maryland: (1 game) huge lines to get in, took forever, despite being at 50% capacity or so. they have a 5 lbs pretzel covered in crab. it is gross, i highly recommend getting one. team sucks. crowd sucks. setting is meh.
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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by GeoAg » March 29th, 2020, 9:17 pm

At the SDSU game this last year they only allowed a single person at a time on the escalator to the upper section I was in because they were afraid it would collapse. Seriously guys, it is SDSU and it isn't close. I've been to UNLV and it is a football paradise in comparison.


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Post by GameFAQSAggie » March 29th, 2020, 9:25 pm

QuackAttackAggie wrote:
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but comparable in congestion within the stadium.
BYU has, since the last time we played there, build walkways in each of the four corners so you can get from the side to the endzone without returning to ground level.



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Post by GameFAQSAggie » March 29th, 2020, 9:34 pm

There are stadiums where the front row seats are good cause it rises you to seeing above the team like Maverik. Utah and BYU's are like that. But then there are places where the front row is right on the ground, which is great for feeling close to the team, but bad for view of the game.



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Post by USU78 » March 30th, 2020, 6:57 am

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 9:34 pm
There are stadiums where the front row seats are good cause it rises you to seeing above the team like Maverik. Utah and BYU's are like that. But then there are places where the front row is right on the ground, which is great for feeling close to the team, but bad for view of the game.
Like the Boazybunch's place.


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Post by ViAggie » March 30th, 2020, 8:15 am

Stadiums I’ve been to watch college football

USU 80 (est)
YBU - 10+
Uduh -10+
UNLV -6
Boise -5
SDSU- 4
Fresno State -3
USC -2

Pro Stadiums to watch NFL:

San Diego
Anaheim
Denver
New York (meadowlands)

Worst stadiums

SDSU
USC
Fresno - falling apart


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Post by foreveranaggie » March 30th, 2020, 10:49 am

Stadiums I have been to--

College
Utah State
Utah
byu
Wyoming
Colorado State (old)
Air Force
Boise State
Nevada
UNLV
Arkansas State
Alabama
Auburn
Texas A&M
Wake Forrest
Michigan
USC

I loved the atmosphere at Texas A&M the most, but sat too low and the sight lines were terrible. The Alabama game was back in 2004 and it wasn't the same place it is today. I don't mind watching games at UNLV, but a lot of people don't like it. Boise State is terrible place to watch a game. I watched from the sideline at Arkansas State and in a suite at Air Force.
A lot of them I have been to multiple times and my opinion varies per where my seats were.

NFL
Arizona Cardinals
St Louis Rams
San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys
NY Jets/Giants
Oakland Raiders
San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos
Minnesota Vikings
Green Bay Packers
Detroit Lions (old Silverdome)
Chicago Bears
Indianapolis Colts
Washington Redskins
Atlanta Falcons

My least favorite for the NFL are all of the teams that relocated (Chargers, Raiders, Rams). Those stadiums were not good in my opinion. My favorites are Minnesota and Arizona probably. I don't like Dallas (I am actually a Cowboys fan). Its too big and the screen is too bright (and big) in my opinion. Very distracting.



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Post by oleblu111 » March 30th, 2020, 11:09 am

Instate stadiums rank as follows for me.
1. Utah they have great tailgating sold out crowds everyone is in red, loud student section, public transportation helps a lot with traffic. They have started a $80 million expansion which will increase capacity to more than 51,000 it feels like a major college stadium.

2. Byu is a large stadium with lots of concessions, and plenty of fan amenities, nice setting, tailgating is without any booze and is not all that much fun it does fell big time with more than 60,000 people at a game.

3. USU very nice west side, new, good views of the field good sound system, plenty of parking, cheap tickets, concessions are ok , east side needs upgrade.very small with limited tailgating.it does not have big time feel given the size and crowd involvement. but it is home sweet home.



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Post by mcaggie1 » March 30th, 2020, 12:00 pm

Best:
Kyle Field, TA&M, by far. Halftime (band) blows you away. A&M fans nicest I have ever seen.
Utah
Washington
USU

Worst:
Michigan St
Nevada (20years ago. They may have built on or remodeled since)


Been to:
USU
Utah
BYU
Oregon
Washington
TA&M
Norte Dame
Mich St
Southern Miss
Hawaii
Nevada
Boise St
Pacific (yes, I am a little older)
UNLV
Weber St
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Post by breadysmith » March 30th, 2020, 4:43 pm

Best:
MOFAMS...of course...but really it is a nice setting and with the NEZ and West Pressbox/Suites, it looks much better
Washington...the view to the lake plenty of concourse room...great spot
Auburn...incredibly welcoming fan base
Utah...post renovation...should be even better after the taxpayers pay to make it better yet again
CSU...seemed like a great stadium, game was cold and there was no one there...thankfully Williams stepped out

Worst:
Boise State...so much wrong with that stadium
SDSU...Geo is right..it's a pile of garbage...at least the Aggies won the game
Tennessee...looks like garbage on the outside and the theme continues on the inside..sound system was impressive though

Been to:
USU
BYU
Utah (Pre and Post Olympics)
Auburn
Tennessee
Washington
Colorado State (Hughes and their new one)
Air Force
Boise St
Idaho St

The 1988 Pro Bowl in Aloha Stadium...might be in contention for worst of the bunch now but that was so long ago I don't remember it being a dump...and I was only 9. I'm pretty sure me and my dad were the only remotely sober people in the entire stadium...a guy died that game falling off of one of the concourses...another one took a nasty spill down the stairs in our aisle taking out a few people as he went, ending up unconscious at the bottom in a bloody mess and hauled off by med staff...all very eye opening for a little boy.

Also did a tour of Lambeau Field in Feb 2011 after the Packers had won the Super Bowl...very cool...would love to go to a game there.


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Post by ViAggie » March 30th, 2020, 9:32 pm

Oh man I forgot Wyoming.... their stadium was also forgettable I guess 😂


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Post by dhilk3785 » March 31st, 2020, 8:55 am

Visited for a game:
Bowling Green
Ohio State
Purdue
Indiana
Wisconsin
Tennessee
Oklahoma
Pontiac Silverdome
Camping World Stadium
AT&T Stadium
Colorado State (Old Stadium)
Utah State
BYU
Utah
Boise State
UNLV
Rose Bowl
Washington

Best Experience
Tennessee or the Rose Bowl

Worst Experience
UNLV or Colorado State (Old Stadium)


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Post by aggietime » March 31st, 2020, 2:49 pm

Best:
USU - home sweet home, views in all directions are amazing, not a bad seat in the place.

Worst:
Boise - worst sightlines of any stadium I've ever been to at any playing level (basketball or football) and it's ugly in every way imaginable.

Been to:
Air Force
Boise State
BYU
USC
USU
Utah
Washington

I wanted to put Air Force or Washington in with the "best" list, but couldn't.....AFA had horrible amenities and Washington was so steep on the top deck I thought a stiff wind would knock me out of my seat.



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by Aggie84025 » March 31st, 2020, 3:28 pm

Been To:
USU-
Utah-
BYU-
UNLV-
SDSU- Some of the worst sight lines ever.
USC-
Nevada-
Arizona State-
Arizona-
New Mexico-
Boise- sight lines in lower deck are as bad as it gets. Upper deck is tolerable
Washington- one of the prettiest settings in all of football. Awesome stadium with the renovation.
WYO-
Colorado State- Old stadium, tailgate was some of the largest I have seen. Huge dirt parking lot of people tailgating.
Oklahoma- Awesome stadium and people. Was in the sun almost all game and it was hot.
Texas A&M- Prior to renovation. One of the coolest places ever.
LSU- Awesome stadium. Game was hot as hell. Had to park 2 miles away. We got to the stadium and they don't allow purses. I had to walk 2 miles back to the car to take my wife's and mother in law's purses. By the time I got to the game i as wet as jumping into a pool.
Tennessee- Awesome environment. Got sick of hearing Rocky Top since we were getting our butt kicked.
Wake Forest- Got our butts kicked, but really liked the stadium/trip.
Michigan State-
Wisconsin-sight lines in the Aggie section were garbage. Fans were kind of douches. Got told to F-off about 15 times walking to the car without saying a word to people. Mostly I am sure were students. Trip overall was awesome.

Places I would like to attend a game at:

Penn State-
Oregon-
Michigan
Florida
Virgina Tech
Air Force
Navy
Army



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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by AggiesForever » March 31st, 2020, 4:09 pm

Best college stadium I've been to was Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin. Bar none. Big time college atmosphere, all over the stadium and campus. They do some things that are kind of goofy because of their traditions (They have some). But it's aweome to go to a game there. People get liquored up early in Madison, so best to keep your Aggie gear covered into you get into the stadium. Once there everybody is fairly cool, but better cover up when you walk back to your car. By the end of the game everybody is fairly well smashed and the swearing and other stuff can get a little obnoxious. I bought a Wisconsin Swearshirt at a local Shopko and wore it in and out, and donated it to my host after the game when we got back to his house.

Jones Stadium at Texas Tech in Lubbock was a dump when I was there-- worst pressbox ever. Washington State's Martin Stadium was, in a lot of ways, like old Romney Stadium, but they have improved it a lot in recent years. They have a big press/loge facility on the south side, a west end zone complex like our NEZ. They had big plans to double deck the North Stands but it has never moved forward. Maybe Bob Wilson wants to tell us what is happening there, especially since their coach left. And like somebody said, Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles has historically been a dump, though they have made some major improvements in the last few years. But if you're not sitting on that side of the stadium, it's still a dump.

I've had great experiences at most of the Mountain West and WAC schools I attended over the years. Few of them are what I would call really "great college football venues." Colorado State has a really nice stadium since they built the new one, and UNLV's will be really great when it gets finished. Too bad they will have to charge $100 a ticket to attend a game there, and to see the same old crappy football. But you can have a lot of fun at most of the MWC venues. I have found that Wyoming's fans are the most gregarious and playful, and its pretty fun to go to a game there, but Laramie is definitely not a "destination." Be prepared for that.

Ive been to Rice Eccles and LaVell Edwards. Both nice facilities. Utah's is much superior to LES. The Utes have used their membership in the PAC12 and the cash that came with it to up their game. But LES still is the same as when it was rebuilt in 1980, and you always feel like you need to show a recommend from the Bishop when you walk through the gates. That is until you get inside and have to do battle with some of the most obnoxious fans you will ever sit next to Frankly, I'd sooner go to Laramie (see above).

The worst I've been to was the Kibbe Dome in Moscow, Idaho. A crappy experience any way you slice it. Idaho fans love their Vandals and they have to, to tolerate such an eyesore. I know they have plans to replace it, but those plans never seem to pan out. However, right there with it is Albertson Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Just not a very well designed stadium-- typical of those with a track running around them. Plus their "trough" men's rooms are an anachronism that is definitely to be missed. I won't go there anymore, no matter how big the game is, because of that one item. I'd sooner take my chances going out in the parking lot and peeing on somebody's tire. Their "Stueckle Sky Center" is their version of our "West Stadium Center" on stilts. It's okay, but nothing that special. I will give Boise State's athletic department props for one thing-- they know how to put on a football game. Our folks could learn a thing or two from them. Now if they could just improve those rest rooms . . . .

But before we Aggie fans get too comfortable, Maverik Stadium leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, the athletic department has picked it up a notch in the last few years and invested a ton, but there are still too few rest rooms on the east side, and concessions on the east side are beyond abysmal. And, frankly, can we get rid of the high school bands running the concession stands and go back to the days when it was professionally run by the university, your food came out in a hurry, it was pretty good quality, and you didn't get asked for a donation every time you bought food. If you're going to have them man it, just up the price on everything a dime, and give them the proceeds. I just want to buy some food, I don't want to hear about the band program from XYZ high school.

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Re: Best / Worst Stadiums and where you have been

Post by NavyBlueAggie » March 31st, 2020, 5:17 pm

Agree Vic, about the beginners, pretenders and want to be types running at least the east side concessions.

The kids taking the passes and some time ago, the money, to park on the east side leave much to be improved. I inquired a few years ago where the money for the parking fee was going, and it was going off campus to a high school marching band or a pep squad. TOTALLY UNIMPRESSED...the $$$ should have gone to USU athletics..period. Think petty and stay small was the subtext radiantly obvious to me from this experience.

I fear the USU financial experience has high centered on "Don't spend a dime to make a buck...dig your heels in to stay back water".
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