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03-17-2014, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Gnashville View Post
It becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. Blues/Hawks/Wings fans create such a disturbance that no one wants to go to those games and would rather sell their tickets, than deal with the insanity/danger of drunken guests. Maybe the team should limit or cancel beer sales when those teams play, and eject anyone that shows up inebriated before the game starts. I swore I would never attend another Wings games after my 1st and have never attended a Blues game because someone said they were worse than Wings fans.
This is 100% spot on- I know for me personally, even though I am in Birmingham, I would usually never miss a Saturday night game against a big rival- but it has gotten so bad that I did not make the trip up, and probably won't go to a Blues home game again, at least for awhile. (And it is not just the bad fans- I can only come to a limited number of games being out of state, and even if the Blues fans were perfectly behaved, as a Preds fan it really takes away from the experience when your home crowd advantage is compromised- its easy enough for me just to avoid those games. If I lived in Nashville I would be a season ticket holder and then it would make it a much bigger problem for me).

But as you point out, if everyone starts thinking like this, it is only going to get worse as far as number of opposing fans in building.......

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