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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Gee thanks Mr Kraft.:)
     
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    I'm shocked to hear that there is any venue with worse traffic.
     
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    Same here. I grew up in North Attleboro, and Route 1 was awful on non-game days. :D
     
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    Detroit is at 24%

    Unless they are at the bottom of the traffic list,who is crazy enough to have to wait an hour to get out of Ford Field after another Lions blowout?...:eek:
     
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    Does this take into account that less people go and see s!!t teams? ;)
     
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    It was a moronic place to put a football stadium, but back then such things weren't really a consideration. I'm glad Kraft kept the team in Massachusetts but I really wish he had moved them elsewhere - even after the South Boston Waterfront Initiative failed he still could have considered other options.

    But it really isn't that big of a deal, since it's only 10-12 games per year. When I go to a game, I know I'm getting a all-day long affair.
     
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    The funny thing on that list is that Raiders traffic is 10% quicker on game days!
     
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    Most of thier fans are riding bikes so its easier to get out :)
     
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    BULL Twinkies.

    We're Number ONE, baby. :cool:
     
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    I doesn't surprise me that the Redskins are worse. Anything around DC is a major headache, but the Razor being #2 probably seems right. Only once did I ever go to a game and not have major traffic issues (last year vs. Ravens - reg season).

    It involves some luck and some timing. First, the game needs to go down to the wire. If it does, most fans won't leave until the very end, which provides a window of opportunity. If the game is a laugher, then people will begin trickling out starting at the end of the 3rd quarter and traffic will be hell unless you're one of them (which I could never be).

    Then, it's time to use the legs and get out to the car as fast as possible. Hop in, start er up and get out. After the Ravens game, we got back to CT in time to watch the second half of the afternoon game. :rocker:
     
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    exactly what I was thinking:rolleyes:
     
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    The Jaguars produce traffic?
     
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    Driving habits of fans must account for these numbers. How else would there be a 13% difference between Giants/Jets fans when they share the same venue??
     
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    Because many fans of the Jets leave early after thier team is being beaten badly in the 3rd quarter while the Giants at least stay alive into the 4th in most home games :)
     
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    Greetings,
    I concur. I remember being 19 and making the mistake after watching a game. Never again.

    Peace,
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    For day games, I don't mind the traffic -- it just gives us an opportunity to get a post game bbq in while waiting for traffic to subside.
     
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    I live 30 minutes south of the stadium in RI ... I've left the house 1 hour before game time, parked my car and got in the stadium in time for the kickoff.

    I've left the game within the last 5 minutes to the final snap - walked to my car usually parked within a 1/2 mile of the satadium and pretty much got on the road home with little fanfare.

    Whatever goes on north of the stadium I plead ignorance.

    I think the traffic situation is well maintained and acceptable for a huge event.
     
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    We usually leave the stadium

    I'm surprised Gillette ranked that high. Usually within 2 +/- minutes of the time remaining hitting 00:00. If that's 4:15pm, we're usually in our driveway at 5:30 at the latest, assuming we leave as soon as we get to the car. Granted we're about 15 miles away taking mostly back roads to the north of the stadium.
     
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    Took the train when I was down there. Pretty effective way to get down to foxboro. We heard about the traffic issues, so we didn't even attempt it.
     
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