I got a chuckle from last week’s online poll, results of which we printed Thursday. If readers were truly answering the question of which area football stadium provides the best fan experience, most of you feel best in your respective communities’ friendly confines.
A total of 29 schools received votes — out of 42 total that have football. But as somewhat expected, I think it ended up as something of a popularity contest. What tipped me off? One school that doesn’t have a football stadium of its own got a vote.
Still, with so many new stadiums going up the last few years, to go along with some great ones already established for a while, it’s an interesting question to ask. What makes a stadium good for its fans? Comfy seats and clean bathrooms jump out. A good announcer is always a plus. If the concessions are cheap and offer a little different than the norm, that’s a bonus too.
I find a lot to like about a lot of places. I’m hesitant to mention any in particular because so many are so similar in a lot of good ways. That’s not necessarily because they are new though — Everett has to be the area’s oldest stadium now, and I hope the district doesn’t change a thing about it for a long time.
What do you like most about your home stadium, or any of them for that matter?