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02-14-2013, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Slim Charles View Post
Yeah, YSII didn't have nearly as much history as we liked to pretend it did, but it had atmosphere the current one can't touch. Playoff crowds in the new one seem to be about as lively as July night games seemed to be in the last one. I've been there twice and am not too concerned about when the third will come. Plus, there's the "hundreds of millions in public money used to build a stadium four years before the owners decided to punt consecutive seasons in the name of cost savings" vibe it has.
Aside from the huge financial rip-off that it represents, I don't have a problem with the new stadium. Personally I think that the crowd complaints are a little overblown (granted, I usually sit in the nosebleeds where the fans are rowdy no matter what,) and it's nice to be in a stadium with wide enough concourses that it doesn't take 45 minutes to get down from the upper deck.

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