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    Positives:




    * Got to see our boys with the trophy.




    * Put on an excellent video show -- not sure if Giants.com will have it up...The video was roughly 8-10 minutes long and it showed all of our big plays since the Pierre-Paul block in Dallas synced with the radio calls...well done to whomever put it together




    * Great way to end the season...with 35,000+ fellow rabid diehard Giants fans.




    Negatives:




    * Quality and quantity of staffing was very poor. Lines were long because the vendors had a very tough time giving change and doing their job properly.




    * Corridors were very narrow and nearly caused big problems with the mass crowds crowding into the one section of the stadium that was open.




    * Way too many "indentations" in the stadium levels. You can no longer plainly walk around the same level around the stadium without having to go up or down to get around the luxury boxes.




    I may get killed for the negatives. I understand that this is a once in a year scenario, at best, or -- if you're the Jets, once every 42 years. Overall, the quality of the staff at the stadium create chaos for the fans...whether it's the ones in the parking lot not doing a good job of directing traffic -- or the ones at the Cheesesteak stands not putting enough meat on the grill even though the line is out the wazoooo. I know it's nitpicking -- and who really cares...GO BLUE BABY!!!!


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    Re: First time at the new stadium today

    [quote user="BluTri10"]

    Positives:




    * Got to see our boys with the trophy.




    * Put on an excellent video show -- not sure if Giants.com will have it up...The video was roughly 8-10 minutes long and it showed all of our big plays since the Pierre-Paul block in Dallas synced with the radio calls...well done to whomever put it together




    * Great way to end the season...with 35,000+ fellow rabid diehard Giants fans.




    Negatives:




    * Quality and quantity of staffing was very poor. Lines were long because the vendors had a very tough time giving change and doing their job properly.




    * Corridors were very narrow and nearly caused big problems with the mass crowds crowding into the one section of the stadium that was open.




    * Way too many "indentations" in the stadium levels. You can no longer plainly walk around the same level around the stadium without having to go up or down to get around the luxury boxes.




    I may get killed for the negatives. I understand that this is a once in a year scenario, at best, or -- if you're the Jets, once every 42 years. Overall, the quality of the staff at the stadium create chaos for the fans...whether it's the ones in the parking lot not doing a good job of directing traffic -- or the ones at the Cheesesteak stands not putting enough meat on the grill even though the line is out the wazoooo. I know it's nitpicking -- and who really cares...GO BLUE BABY!!!!

    [/quote]

    I hate the stadium but the staffing I'm sure was not like a regular game. Lines are for most part pretty good

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    • #3
      Re: First time at the new stadium today

      I've read every review possible about the stadium.

      I absolutely love the stadium. it DOES feel like home. If having to go up an extra escalator to get to your seat is the biggest complaint I'd say they did a pretty nice job.

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      • #4
        Re: First time at the new stadium today

        Took me almost two hours to get out of the parking lot which never happens during the season that was the the only bad thing for me all day

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        • #5
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          You're probably right NYG. I just need to go there a few times I guess. Just an overreaction. Bad job on my part!!

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          • #6
            Re: First time at the new stadium today

            I watched this team at Yankee Stadium,yale bowl,shea stadium ,Giant Stadium and the new Giant Stadium ok METLIFE I like it! 4 times in two years I fly up from florida.

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            • #7
              Re: First time at the new stadium today

              Man I really dont think they expected THAT many people to show up, you are being really low balling it there. It was possibly 50k or more people. The ENTIRE lower section was filled and the 2nd and 3rd level facing where the Stage was was filled out as well. WELL over half of the stadium was filled up if not more.

              I have a strong feeling the Giants felt as if there would be maybe 15-20k people there, and were SHOCKED when all of the people that showed up did

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              • #8
                Re: First time at the new stadium today

                Per WFAN just now on the 20/20 flash...estimated crowd of 30,000...

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                • #9
                  Re: First time at the new stadium today

                  [quote user="Connor"]Man I really dont think they expected THAT many people to show up, you are being really low balling it there. It was possibly 50k or more people. The ENTIRE lower section was filled and the 2nd and 3rd level facing where the Stage was was filled out as well. WELL over half of the stadium was filled up if not more.

                  I have a strong feeling the Giants felt as if there would be maybe 15-20k people there, and were SHOCKED when all of the people that showed up did[/quote]

                  Sorry, no way the entire lower section was filled. Stadium was maybe 1/3 full. Still completely understaffed though.

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                  • #10
                    Re: First time at the new stadium today

                    [quote user="BluTri10"]

                    Positives:




                    * Got to see our boys with the trophy.




                    * Put on an excellent video show -- not sure if Giants.com will have it up...The video was roughly 8-10 minutes long and it showed all of our big plays since the Pierre-Paul block in Dallas synced with the radio calls...well done to whomever put it together




                    * Great way to end the season...with 35,000+ fellow rabid diehard Giants fans.




                    Negatives:




                    * Quality and quantity of staffing was very poor. Lines were long because the vendors had a very tough time giving change and doing their job properly.




                    * Corridors were very narrow and nearly caused big problems with the mass crowds crowding into the one section of the stadium that was open.




                    * Way too many "indentations" in the stadium levels. You can no longer plainly walk around the same level around the stadium without having to go up or down to get around the luxury boxes.




                    I may get killed for the negatives. I understand that this is a once in a year scenario, at best, or -- if you're the Jets, once every 42 years. Overall, the quality of the staff at the stadium create chaos for the fans...whether it's the ones in the parking lot not doing a good job of directing traffic -- or the ones at the Cheesesteak stands not putting enough meat on the grill even though the line is out the wazoooo. I know it's nitpicking -- and who really cares...GO BLUE BABY!!!!

                    [/quote]

                    Think about the logistics involved. GIANTS won Sunday night, let's have fans over on Tuesday afternoon.....
                    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                    • #11
                      Re: First time at the new stadium today

                      No I know. However, they should've been planning during Super Bowl week for the celebration at the stadium. It was extremely unsafe yesterday. Children were getting pushed around in a mob of people.

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                      • #12
                        Re: First time at the new stadium today

                        I think they where not expecting that amount of people. Everything was great yesterday. The traffic at the end was bad. It is not like that after games.

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                        • #13
                          Re: First time at the new stadium today

                          The traffic at the end was horrific. Obviously they wanted to keep it as cost effective as possible and not have to hire too many people to clean up all around the stadium so they consolidated everyone into one area of the parking lot. But I'm telling you...the way in which the opening of the gates and the free for all that occurred was unsafe.

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                          • #14
                            Re: First time at the new stadium today

                            I was stuck in one spot for 45 minutes..took an hour to get out

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                            • #15
                              Re: First time at the new stadium today

                              Yesterday was an anomaly. I think it had to do with a couple of factors.

                              1. they only opened a couple of vendors so thats why there were long lines.
                              2. people were waiting to go in the stadium and it was a rush to find a good seat, hence it being cramped and more long lines.
                              3. 90% of the people left around 5 o'clock which didn't help because there was rush hour traffic.

                              Usually there isn't this much mayhem but who cares WE WON THE SUPER BOWL!!!

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