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Old 10-15-2008, 02:23 PM   #16
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I wonder what the link rates. Notice all of the altercation stories involve eagles fans. F 'em and their grandparents.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:24 PM   #17
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Tailgating in B'more is actually a pretty good time. A buddy of mine wanted to see the Steelers, so I went with him in '06 when the Ravens trounced them. I knew a few different groups, and we bounced all over the parking lot. But tailgating at FedEx is a great time as well.

However, I'm not sure why they say the traffic in and out of there is any good. It's quite comparable with FedEx...
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:32 PM   #18
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Well one problem with ticket prices is that the true fan is rarely there. I had great seats to the Arizona game but the seats around me were full of people wearing polos.

It really was upsetting. Go to a game in Philly, Pitt, Green Bay, I doubt it's it would be like that. Also people like RFK because it was a hell of a lot louder. For housing 90k+ FedEX doesnt get loud.
Really...thats nice to know you had such WONDERFUL SEATS!!! Thats awful nice someone could put you in such great seats........

You got a problem with polos...? There are also quite a few jerseys in that GREAT football section as well!
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:56 PM   #19
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It's 8 bucks for a beer at Fedex. And the cost for parking is a huge reason why I take the metro from Franconia-Springfield to Morgan Boulevard, it's free to park at metro and round trip from there and back is like 9 bucks. Saves me plenty of gas and money in the end.
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It's 8 bucks for a beer at Fedex. And the cost for parking is a huge reason why I take the metro from Franconia-Springfield to Morgan Boulevard, it's free to park at metro and round trip from there and back is like 9 bucks. Saves me plenty of gas and money in the end.
Metro is great, and probably the best way to get to the game especially for those in the DC metro area, but it becomes a problem if you value tailgating.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:07 PM   #21
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Really...thats nice to know you had such WONDERFUL SEATS!!! Thats awful nice someone could put you in such great seats........

You got a problem with polos...? There are also quite a few jerseys in that GREAT football section as well!
hahaa yeah who would do that? Thanks again man! For anyone else who wants to get tix remember skinfan nn has great ones and very reliable.

Finally I love polos, I go to UVA lol. But at a game it's a bit annoying. Wear jersies not your 100 dollar lacoste polo.
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I think the ticket prices are pretty bad when you consider that it seats as many as it does, and the location. I just got offered season tickets but am putting it off, becuase its just a hell of a lot cheeper to buy a ticket from someone right before the game for 10-30 bucks (regualr game non-divisional). And then buy really nice tickets for a big game and still come out waaayyyyyy ahead.

And as someone else said the cost of beer is out of controll.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:19 PM   #23
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Its all in the planning to have a great day at FedEx. I live in the Va Beach area and we leave the house around 7:30am and that puts us just ahead of trafic and we roll into the parking lot around 10:30am (I have a parking pass connection). That gives us 2 good hours to grill out drink some beer and just take in the wave of people cooking drinking. We then go to the game and have a few more beers and enjoy maybe a soft pretz. or some fries. When we return to the car which is around 5:00 pm we sit back and enjoy a cold drink or beer. We then will fire up the grill and have dinner. By this time the parking lot is pretty empty and we shoot over the interstate to our hotel which is only a couple of miles away. We sleep it off and leave for home around 9:00 the next day.
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Its all in the planning to have a great day at FedEx. I live in the Va Beach area and we leave the house around 7:30am and that puts us just ahead of trafic and we roll into the parking lot around 10:30am (I have a parking pass connection). That gives us 2 good hours to grill out drink some beer and just take in the wave of people cooking drinking. We then go to the game and have a few more beers and enjoy maybe a soft pretz. or some fries. When we return to the car which is around 5:00 pm we sit back and enjoy a cold drink or beer. We then will fire up the grill and have dinner. By this time the parking lot is pretty empty and we shoot over the interstate to our hotel which is only a couple of miles away. We sleep it off and leave for home around 9:00 the next day.
yeah if you got that kind of time but to go to a one o'clock game even from MD it is a whole day event. I rather sit back watch it at home and enjoy the rest of my day with the fam. I go to one game a year tops.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:31 PM   #25
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FedEx is pretty bad IMO. It has no character.

You guys obviously have never been to Giants Stadium. Talk about no character, corporate atmosphere, not easy to get to (no metro), $9 beers, and full of Giants fans.

I go down to FedEx once a year from Jersey and I think the atmosphere is great. Of course it's not as good as RFK, but you still get that college atmosphere. Even things that you guys might take for granted I enjoy at FedEx, like the tailgate club. If I'm not going with a bunch of people and maybe just my wife, the tailgate club is a lot of fun. Two years ago I got a picture taken with Ricky Ervins (he's so small, he stood on his tip toes for the picture, and I'm only 5'11")
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:35 PM   #26
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FedEx is not the worst park in the NFL - - but it is FAR from the best. Don't know how many NFL venues others have been to, but I've been to 19 of the current fields and a bunch of places that no longer exist.

As far as I'm concerned, the St. Louis and New Orleans venues are the worst. Giants Stadium is bad too. SF and Oakland are no treats at all. San Diego is not very good - - except for the weather which is always good. My only visit to Buffalo was to a game in mid-December and that was about as cold as I have ever been in my life so I don't really think I know what Buffalo would be like if the weather were fit for human habitation...

FedEx as a stadium venue has almost nothing about it that is great. It is inconvenient to get to; it is ugly; large portions of the crowds there every weekend are there to be seen at the game and not to see the game; sightlines are good but not special; the sound system is annoying; the video system needs upgrading.

No one in their right mind goes to a pro sporting event in the US and expects to get a reasonably priced drink or really good food served to them. It doesn't happen at FedEx; it doesn't happen anywhere else either.

My favorites are Seattle, Denver, Green Bay and Chicago - - even though the renovation job done in Chicago is a bizarre bit of architecture.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:15 PM   #27
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First of all - the majority of the voting people say they tailgate 0-1 hours before the game. Get to the game early and you will be able to find parking! Second - Stadium atmosphere; I think, is usually pretty good. The only thing that makes me mad with the stadium atmosphere is when I have someone sitting directly around me who asks me to "calm down". But overall, I think we should be ranked alot higher than 25. I guess this is why I subscribe to ESPN magazine rather than SI.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:03 AM   #28
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As a fan that would go to 5 or 6 games a year up until last year, I think Fed X is a pretty cool place to go to. The tailgating is awesome. we arrive generally around 10:30 and grill out before and after the game. enjoy some beers and have an awesome time. The crowds have always been great, except for a few idiots, but every stadium has those. I now live in charlotte and you want to talk about an awful experience. No where to tailgate, people show up halfway through the 1st quarter and leave before the game is over. That crowd is the wine and cheese crowd of the NFL. They go to the game to be seen, not to enjoy a game. and you can't stand during the game. You stand and you have someone telling you to sit down and if you dont...you are otta there! horrible atmosphere. They always have tons of people from other teams there. Pittsburg owned that joint a while back and same with the cowboys. I can't wait until the skins come to town so we can take over that horrible stadium too.
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