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    While I agree with Brady about Gillette, I think the Jets stadium was fairly empty in the fourth quarter of Monday's game. I saw plenty of empty seats and the place was as quiet as church in a close game.
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    how about the KC crowd...*sigh*...that was awesome.
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    Its an unfortunate reality that theres a certain fan Mr. Kraft has to bring to the stadium that doesn't neccessarily roar the team on but helps to pay Toms wages.

    It is an unavoidable fact of life.
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    Hell YEAH Tommy! Calling out my Father in law.! Loves leaving a game early then watching the end from home. Never fails to explain how much time he is saving. Drives me batty. Next time I walk home.
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    IMO he should have said something about fan noise also. It was dead quiet after they got up.
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    In the old Foxboro Stadium with metal benches, people stayed the whole game. In big, comfy Gillette Stadium, fans leave at the first sign of a blowout by either team or a decent lead by the home squad. Such a different crowd than it used to be. I almost wish they went back to the benches again so people would stand-up and scream when the defense is on the field. Gilllette has NO home field advantage as far as the fans are concerned.
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    Okay, I'll bite. I thought it was going to say that the crowd wasn't loud at Gillette on Sunday, and I was going to strongly disagree, then suggest that Brady take some of his new salary and close in the open end of the stadium, which will fix the problem ;).

    However, his complaint was about people leaving early, and while a lot did, a good amount stayed too. The irony is, once Brady has the game in hand a lot of people leave early to get a start on the parking lot that is Route 1 after the game. So, he should either make games more exciting (kidding!) or work with Mr. Kraft to come up with a solution to the ridiculous traffic problem that plagues Gillette Stadium (not kidding). PS - Jets fans leave early too, at least they did when I went to a game there years ago, and, you guessed it, Brady had the game well in hand by the 3rd quarter.

    For every other NFL stadium that I have been to (and I've been to at least 1/2 dozen others) getting out is not an hours-long process, so people probably feel better about staying until the end of a game, even when the outcome is well in hand. Hardly anyone leaves Pats games early if there is a real contest going on.

    Flame away.
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    We haven't had one of the "I'm a better fan than you are" threads in awhile........
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    I think enclosing the open ends of the stadium and lowering ticket prices is not a bad idea at all.
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    It's all about the stadium's location. Kraft didn't have to put it there, but he chose greed over having loud fans that stay until the end of the game. JMHO.
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    Everything he said was true about Pats crowds. Of course Kraft doesn't make Belichick call season ticket holders call their fans at home and beg people to come to the game and "please try to make some noise" either.
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    In my section, most left after we scored our last TD. Getting out of the stadium is the reason most leave once they know the probable outcome. I love it though when we make unlikely come-backs like we did against Buffalo last year for example. I can only imagine the regret those "fans" had when they heard everyone that stayed going crazy when we won. They deserved to have missed it.
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    Sounds like he's calling out the yuppie champagne drinkers with Lacoste shirts and trophy wives who seemingly go to the games to improve their social standing. PWP is quite fond of making fun of these people, as well he should.
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    I think you pretty much nailed it. The loudies don't have the entre (accent aigue)
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    Do people tailgate after the games @ Gillette? I'm an out of town fan and have only been to 2 games.

    But I am a Penn State season ticket holder. We usually tailgate for about an hour or so after the game. Then you probably have to wait in traffic for 10-15 minutes. There are 110,000 people at the game, but some are students that walk back to apartment and dorms.
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    Yeah, he was blinded by the glitz of Foxboro, Mass.

    It's not like the City of Boston spat in his face or anything. Some of us were here in the mid-to-late 90's. We remember.
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    So true! That game was a classic "fan" experience for me because there was this drunk Buffalo fool in our section running his mouth the whole game, then as the Pats started to come back, he got into a fist fight with some Pats fans and security came and hauled him out, cuffs and all, and probably as he was being placed in the tank, his team lost!! What a bad day for that fool! And a good one for us Pats fans who stay until the end! (Although, I admit to more early exits these days it there is a blowout one way or the other, and I did leave after the on-side kick on Sunday).
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    I JUST regained my voice back from the yelling i did. I did my part dammit!
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    Sucks, but it's a reality of having ticket prices where they are. You can't price the diehards out then be mad when you're left with a lot of the wine-and-cheese crowd.
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    The old Boston Garden was the same. The ticket prices drive out the true fans.
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    Have to admit we left before the final whistle, maybe a couple of minutes. But that was born out of wanting more beer and food in the parking lot and already knowing the Pats would win... :D
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    He's not going to be able to change the traffic pattern overnight, but Kraft certainly can get some of those restaurants and stores there in Patriots Place to honor some type of discount for fans that stay the whole game, maybe presenting their ticketstub for 10% off a whole meal, or 15% off a purchase over $50 at EMS or whatever. It's not exactly a perfect solution but it's certainly a compromise that will help keep people there for the duration.
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    Then maybe Tommy should point a finger at Kraft's rapacious greed.

    (JMHO).
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    Tom's actually wrong. I've been to more Jet games then him and I've seen their fans leave for years when their team is winning or losing..

    Problem with Gillete and people leaving is for three reasons

    1. State Police.. They let people cross the street in herds at different times instead of saying every 7 minutes let everyone move from one end of the street to the next.. Plenty of times before I lived in Foxboro I would be leaving a game, drive out and watch people cross the street and then drive 10 feet and get stopped again.. Plus I had a couple of experiences when a way was supposed to be open and the troopers blocked it.. When asked why, I basically was told to screw..

    2. Parking when going into the stadium. Multiple times I've seen on attendant point a car one direction and when the car gets there another attendant tells themnot to park there.. No ryme or reason

    3. Route 1. ONly way in, only way out. Should have expanded the lanes..
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    What about having a separate parking lot further away and providing a shuttle service? I don't think that costs a lot more money. Give the priority to the people who take the buses in.
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    While comfy seats and tickets to the Pats being a chic trendy item with the whine and cheese crowd may be a part of it, in my opinion the biggest issue is the way the stadium was constructed; it simply doesn't retain sound as well.

    As for the old crowd versus new crowd topic, perhaps society's (and the law's) view of drinking and driving comes into play a little bit. The percentage of inebriated fans when Schaefer Stadium opened was higher then it is with today's crowd, and that portion tends to be louder (unless or until they pass out.) They were also more likely to stay till the end, planning a post-game tailgate while the parking lot cleared. On the other hand there are not as many fights, fewer people puking on your shoes, nobody gets electrocuted, and the Pats can even play games at home at night.

    I'm not giving a pass to that segment of the crowd that doesn't use their vocal chords enough; just saying there's a little more to it than meets the eye. As for those that look for a reason to leave early, that too is unfortunate; however that has as much to do with the location as anything. If the stadium was more centrally located and fans did not have to deal with Route 1 and the corresponding amount of time to travel home from the game, then it stands to reason fewer fans would leave early. Swap locations with Fenway Park or TD Garden, and there'd be no issue with Pats fans leaving early but there certainly would be with fans of the Red Sox, Celtics or Bruins.

    I'm not saying low crowd noise or early exiting is acceptable; just suggesting there are circumstances when comparing to early Pat fan bases or other team's fans that should be considered.
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    By building a comfortable stadium with good sight lines, Kraft made the game experience better for the fans, but made it worse for his team -- the stadium is too open and doesn't hold sound, so less home field advantage. Wonder if the sound holding aspect of the stadium was ever considered by the architects or by Kraft's people.

    It seems that adding seats to the open end would make it louder, make more seats available to fans and increase the Kraft's revenue. Only big downside would be to further increase traffic problems.
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