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! not satisfied with WC seating !

Post by Zhenghong L » Sat, 04 Jun 1994 10:43:35


Received my Cat II ticket today. According to the map of Pontiac
Silverdome near Detroit, Setion 112 is almost behind goal. I should
have ordered Cat III ticket which would be very close neighbor of
my current Cat II seat.

Z.

 
 
 

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Post by Ronak Singha » Sat, 04 Jun 1994 21:18:02

This is in regards to the fellow who posted saying he got Cat II seats
at the Silverdome that were almost behind the net. (I would excerpt it
but my mouse isn't working at this time). Anyway, I just got my Cat III
seats for the Brazil-Sweden game in Detroit and they are in Section 109,
which is directly behind one of the goals on the lower level. We are in
row 43 which I assume means that we are very far back. I have no idea
how they come up with the distinction between categories of seating
because seats that are very similar have been given different
designations.
    My question is: In all my soccer watching experience (not much since
I live in Pittsburgh) I have not seen a game from behind the goal. Any
ideas about how good the view is?

Ronak

 
 
 

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Post by Huw Morr » Sun, 05 Jun 1994 00:02:21

Quote:

>    My question is: In all my soccer watching experience (not much since
>I live in Pittsburgh) I have not seen a game from behind the goal. Any
>ideas about how good the view is?

In Britain, it is the norm amongst the most committed fans to watch from
behind the goal (albeit standing up). This is where I prefer to watch a game
from (the Birmingham Road End at WBA) although partly it is because these
areas have the best atmosphere.
You will find that it is quite difficult to judge calls such as offside,
but you will get an increased appreciation for the width of the play. And
you will have the best view in the stadium of goals scored at your end.

Sadly, because of the Taylor Report, this may no longer be the case.

Hope this helps.
Huw

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Post by Colin Morr » Sun, 05 Jun 1994 07:40:17


   >    My question is: In all my soccer watching experience (not much since
   >I live in Pittsburgh) I have not seen a game from behind the goal. Any
   >ideas about how good the view is?

   In Britain, it is the norm amongst the most committed fans to watch from
   behind the goal (albeit standing up). This is where I prefer to watch a game
   from (the Birmingham Road End at WBA) although partly it is because these
   areas have the best atmosphere.
   You will find that it is quite difficult to judge calls such as offside,
   but you will get an increased appreciation for the width of the play. And
   you will have the best view in the stadium of goals scored at your end.

I think this is simply a "cultural" difference. In the UK, many people
start watching the game from the terraces behind the goal for no other
reason than that's the only way they can afford to do it. I certainly
was in this position, and now my *preferred* position for watching a
game is from an angle over a cornerpost. Don't ask me why, I just
prefer the sightlines from that position. In the US, particularly for
those who've been brought up watching American Football, there seems
to be something of an aversion to watching a game from behind the
goal. In fact, at some stadiums built for American Football (Foxboro,
Citrus Bowl are two examples) there is actually relatively little
seating built behind the end-zone in the first place.

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Post by Jishnu Na » Mon, 06 Jun 1994 04:25:29

|> This is in regards to the fellow who posted saying he got Cat II seats
|> at the Silverdome that were almost behind the net. (I would excerpt it
|> but my mouse isn't working at this time). Anyway, I just got my Cat III
|> seats for the Brazil-Sweden game in Detroit and they are in Section 109,
|> which is directly behind one of the goals on the lower level. We are in
|> row 43 which I assume means that we are very far back. I have no idea
|> how they come up with the distinction between categories of seating
|> because seats that are very similar have been given different
|> designations.
|>     My question is: In all my soccer watching experience (not much since
|> I live in Pittsburgh) I have not seen a game from behind the goal. Any
|> ideas about how good the view is?
|>
|> Ronak

it sucks!!

 
 
 

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Post by [Ken Gilbert (x34 » Tue, 07 Jun 1994 22:02:09

Quote:

>I think this is simply a "cultural" difference. In the UK, many people
>start watching the game from the terraces behind the goal for no other
>reason than that's the only way they can afford to do it. I certainly
>was in this position, and now my *preferred* position for watching a
>game is from an angle over a cornerpost. Don't ask me why, I just
>prefer the sightlines from that position. In the US, particularly for
>those who've been brought up watching American Football, there seems
>to be something of an aversion to watching a game from behind the
>goal. In fact, at some stadiums built for American Football (Foxboro,
>Citrus Bowl are two examples) there is actually relatively little
>seating built behind the end-zone in the first place.

>--


As Colin put it so well, this is probably a "cultural" difference. As one
who regularly attends American football as well as soccer matches, I'd like
to comment. I have Penn State (major college level American football) season
tickets, in the end zone, directly behind the goal posts. I've had them for
10 years and have become accustomed to watching a game from that vantage.
Granted, binoculars are a *big* help when the action is at the other end of
the field. The difference may be due to television. Most of the action in most
televised games is shot from the sideline. As that is how most fans then see
the game, it's no wonder that this is the preferred vantage. My suspicion is
that soccer hasn't been as highly televised (until recently), so that most
fans would follow the practice of their respective countries. In the US, we
have sport televised almost constantly on weekends (and other times as well)
and have more major channels (as our TV isn't state-run) and this has been true
since the late 1950s. Most local teams also have local broadcasts of at least
their away games on non-network tv. Even though attendances are high for our
sport leagues, more people watch on TV. My guess is that for the most part,
the reverse is true in Europe or South America, at least until recently
(with the exception of major events, such as the World Cup, of course). To
sum up: in the US, TV habits determine preferred seating while elsewhere
attendance habits do (with inexpensive seats being preferred).

                       Ken Gilbert

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