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Where the heck were the fans today?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by SteelerGlenn, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. SteelerGlenn

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    That stadium was empty to start the 3rd quarter.
    That’s a huge advantage for the opposing team when they have the ball to start the second half. They never have to worry about crowd noise.
     
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  2. 86WardsWay

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    I said this in the GD thread. Heinz field has a big problem with concession stand staffing. Most of them were probably standing in line for their overpriced hot dog and beer.
     
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  3. Da Stellars

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    I was at a Steelers/Patriots game a few years ago. After the half, Patriots got the ball first.

    All the fans left for halftime and the Patriots scored a quick TD with an empty stadium.
     
  4. SteelerGlenn

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    Bills stadium wasn’t empty to start the second half. It’s embarrassing.
     
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  5. mac daddyo

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    injured. had to sit out a year and didn't practice.:cool:
     
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  6. steel machine

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    I did not like the look of that for sure. You are going to have to scream extra loud at the Bengals game.
     
  7. 58stillers

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    It’s been that way for years, bathroom breaks, concessions, leave early, standing on the end ramps, who really knows….
     
  8. troybellringer55

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    It was hot as ten hells out in that Sun yesterday.

    Saw several fans hooked up to IV's due to heat exhaustion, the paramedics were very busy yesterday.

    Luckily my seats are in the shade. But, a friend of ours was in the Sun said she downed 4 bottles of water.
     
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  9. SteelerGlenn

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    You can bet your ass I’ll be in my seat at kickoff and to start the third quarter. I won’t be leaving early either.
     
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  10. jeh1856

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    This is exactly what was happening.

    When the National anthem played the stadium was pretty full and the empty seats where people stuck outside still trying to get in past the new ticket method.
     
  11. mac daddyo

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    there are also not vendors coming around during the game because of covid. you have to go stand in line if you want anything.:cool:
     
  12. thorn058

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    Not sure if you guys have exprienced it in more dense urban areas but things around here are still struggling. Had the both and Arby's and Taco Johns(northern equivalent to Taco Bell) both closed before dinner rush hit because of staffing issues. Other places are knocking 3 hours off their hours of operation. We aren't out of the woods yet
     
  13. troybellringer55

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    The concession stand lines are horrible and long. Has to be a staffing issue for sure.

    They are so bad its hard to even move through the concourses they are so long.

    Luckily, I never eat in the game, we tailgate in the parking lot, the Mrs. usually brings in 4 bottles on water in her clear plastic purse.

    I was really glad she did yesterday.
     
  14. SDOT

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    People don't realize these September and early October games are HOT if the sun is out. It can be chilly outside the stadium but if your seat is in the sun you're going to be baking.

    I was actually surprised by the turn out to start the game. Looked packed and the fans were loud. Usually it's the other way around for 1pm games. I didn't notice the huge drop off in the 2nd half but definitely the weather imo. Concessions and bathrooms have always sucked. Never been a fan of 1pm games.

    Also, why did they play Renegade with 11 minutes left?
     
  15. SteelerGlenn

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    The heat didn't bother the Bills fans?
     
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  16. CK 13

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    Damn I knew that's why they lost...
     
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  17. Franco

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    I was thinking same thing I’m sure the players were hot too . Buffalo fans were so loud week before players feed off of the energy in the crowd I noticed kickoff and start of 3 rd quarter not a lot of people in the crowd
     
  18. troybellringer55

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    I think Renegade needs retired. It hasn't worked since Obama was president.
     
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  19. SDOT

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    Stadium design and location? Also, cooler in Buffalo. They were showing fans before the game hunched over and with terrible towels on their heads. A lot of casuals showed up because of the hype and first sporting event for a lot in over 2 years. Probably walking around outside like this is perfect weather then get to their seat and bam. They showed a guy dressed up as Bush in the stands and he looked like he was going to pass out before the game even started. I'm not making excuses for it. I'm already on record saying I hate 1pm games and they're boring to me.

    Sadly this is true. That would suck because it's such a great experience. I think they saw the fans riled up after the ejection. So they played it. It was going to be a 2 Renegade game but obviously the opportunity never came. Doing it before kickoffs is just so stupid to me.
     
  20. Animus

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    Even when Pitt games are full, it's hard to take a piss, eat and then smoke a cigarette, and get back to my seat for kickoff. And that a 20 minute intermission. Bathroom lines and concession stand lines are brutal, especially when it's a packed house. Heinz always looks like this at the start of the 3rd.
     
  21. jeh1856

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    Now that you say that, I don’t think I saw a vendor the whole game.
     
  22. Maddog78

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    60K packed like sardines but no vendors because of Covid is just another in a long line of non-sensical rules created by stupid, petty tyrants.
     
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  23. bleednblackngold

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    I can confirm this. I was just trying to get a drink, although I was smart enough not to do it at halftime, and it took FOREVER! It's ridiculous that they don't have vendors in concourse with buckets of ice for this. I get that they want to go cashless, but note to whoever is running this show (wanted to add an adjective to show), they have invented hand-held card readers! Either that or it's the staffing issue post Covid that I've seen in all service industries, I don't know how it was right before that. Either way it sucks.
     
  24. 86WardsWay

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    I took my son to a game there in 2019 and walked by the concession stands during halftime and it looked as though if we stood in that line we would have missed the entire 3rd qtr. They have 65,000 people attending games and maybe 250 people working concession stands. We ate at a Heinz Field outdoor concession stand before going in and got 2 hot dogs, 1 Cheese fries and 2 sodas and it was nearly $30. There was a heck of a line too. You would think that such demand would have them increase the staffing even if they do have to pay more for the help. Think of all the money they are losing.
     
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  25. thorn058

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    I'm not sure how things in PA work but in Minnesota and North Dakota most of the event centers count on volunteer/charity groups to supplement their staffing shortages. Especially the college sports. I would think the state of things would make this a bit difficult.
     

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