As I stated in the new member forum, I'm a Packer fan from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (aka Brew City). When watching the draft a couple months ago with a couple friends, we got to talking about seeing our beloved team play on the road this season. So we got to thinking... Philly was crossed off immediately due to stuff like this YouTube - Eagles Fans throw snowballs at 49ers fans
. Washington was next to be eliminated due to the stadium being possibly the worst fan experience in the league. Minnesota was next because their stadium stinks. Detroit was crossed off since their team stinks. That left New England, NY Jets, Atlanta and Chicago. Nothing really excites me about visiting Atlanta. Chicago could be a possibility, but only for budgetary reason as we could just go for the day and wouldn't have to fly anywhere. I have been to Chicago many times (though not to Soldier Field), but I'd rather go somewhere I haven't been before.
So we have it narrowed down to either the Patriots game or the Jets game. Both are good teams and I've never been to either area, and always wanted to visit both New York and Boston. the Jets have the brand new stadium, but I would say at this point that the Pats-Packers game interests me the most, since the game is sunday night, nationally televised, and the Pats fanbase seems to be more respectable (When I think of the Jets fanbase, I keep thinking of the crazies at the NFL draft making a scene every year).
So I'm wondering a few things.... What could we expect showing up at Gillette Stadium wearing our Packer gear? I would expect, as in most stadiums, I would get at least some friendly razzing, but are most fans generally respectful of the visiting fans? (in other words not Philly fans) Maybe I'm mostly concerned since there could be snowball making material that time of year.
Otherwise what can you tell me about Gillette? Where to sit/not to sit? Are there usually pre-game tailgate parties organized by nearby restaurants/bars? What are a few must-see sites in the area? We'll probably make a long weekend out of the trip (maybe flying in thursday, leaving monday). And also, feel free to tell me why I shouldn't go to the Packers vs. Jets game, if you feel the need to take a jab at them, since there is still a possibility we could go there instead.