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23 minutes ago, brewman said:

The only way the atmosphere feels to you like a preseason game is your seats are in your living room :)

My seats are actually first row, 50 yard line, Club level, same as they were at the Dome...

 

23 minutes ago, brewman said:

The only way the atmosphere feels to you like a preseason game is your seats are in your living room :)

 

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5 hours ago, falconsfansrus said:

Because you loose the home field advantage. Fans are not in their seats making noise on defense, supporting the home team. In addition, the atmosphere sucks. Every game now feels like a preseason game :(

I was there yesterday, as I have all season. The game was sold out and loud during crucial times. The problem is what others have stated, there are so many places to hangout and watch the game that many fans are watching it from those areas. It's a beautiful new stadium with plenty of bars and clubs. So it was expected, at least for the first year. 

The sections in the lower level between the 20 yard lines, all have field access as you can see in your pictures behind the players benches. They also have a huge bar and food down there. The 200's level have acces to the Harrahs club on both sides of the field. Consider all that with the many bars and terrace the stadium has to offer and that is why you see empty seats.

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32 minutes ago, hotlanta said:

I was there yesterday, as I have all season. The game was sold out and loud during crucial times. The problem is what others have statet, there are so many places to hangout and watch the game that many fans are watching it from those areas. It's a beautiful new stadium with plenty of bars and clubs. So it was expected, at least for the first year. 

The sections in the lower level between the 20 yard lines, all have field access as you can see in your pictures behind the players benches. They also have a huge bar and food down there. The 200's level have acces to the Harrahs club on both sides of the field. Consider all that with the many bars and terrace the stadium has to offer and that is why you see empty seats.

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I have no idea why a fan would want to watch the game from the field.... that's the worst possible view of the game that you can have.

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30 minutes ago, ghoticov said:

I have no idea why a fan would want to watch the game from the field.... that's the worst possible view of the game that you can have.

To each his own I guess and I agree with you. I've been down there and you can't see anything behind all the huge lineman, equipment and coaches standing around.

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NFL teams have to compete with a great home-viewing experience. If they kept or built a plain traditional stadium, there would be little to make fans go to the effort and cost of seeing the game live.

Blank and other smart owners realized that and built something far better than sitting at home watching the game on a great hi-def TV. It’s not the traditional “watching the game played in a cow pasture” experience, but it is what most fans today want.

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1 minute ago, esmithidoc said:

NFL teams have to compete with a great home-viewing experience. If they kept or built a plain traditional stadium, there would be little to make fans go to the effort and cost of seeing the game live.

Blank and other smart owners realized that and built something far better than sitting at home watching the game on a great hi-def TV. It’s not the traditional “watching the game played in a cow pasture” experience, but it is what most fans today want.

Apparently fans today want to pay huge sums of money to go to a game and instead of being close to the action supporting their team, they'd rather sit in the lounge and look out the windows.  They can do that s*** at Northpoint Mall.

I understand WHY they built what they built; but for the team's sake, a traditional outdoor stadium would create a bona fide homefield advantage.  You know....FOOTBALL. 

Instead we got a gdam cruise ship with no propeller. 

And no casino!  :angry:

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2 minutes ago, octoslash said:

Apparently fans today want to pay huge sums of money to go to a game and instead of being close to the action supporting their team, they'd rather sit in the lounge and look out the windows.  They can do that s*** at Northpoint Mall.

I understand WHY they built what they built; but for the team's sake, a traditional outdoor stadium would create a bona fide homefield advantage.  You know....FOOTBALL. 

Instead we got a gdam cruise ship with no propeller. 

And no casino!  :angry:

It honestly doesn’t feel like that. The stadium is loud, great fun and comfortable. Football is not the same game it was 20 years ago. You don’t have to like it, but it  is what it is. The organization has essentially sold out all games for the life of the stadium (through PSL purchases), so I think you have to admit that they did read their fans well.

You should really try to go to a game before criticizing the final product. I’m sure you will be impressed and have a great time. Remember, football is entertainment.

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I agree with the posts above. The people are there but so are huge clubs and bars. They pay for the right to use them.

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My first game at MB.  From what everyone has been complaining about I was surprised how packed it was in first half - sure lots of Cowboys fans but more Falcons fans by far. People did seem to mill around afrer half time.

Was fortunate enough to be in one of the end zone field suites. Saw Justin Hardy catch that TD right in front of me.

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9 hours ago, ParanoidAndroid said:

Gonna need to see 6 more pics before I'm convinced. 

Some could see a 1000 more pictures of scores of empty seats all throughout the game and still insist the stadium was jam packed overflow seating, historic record crowd. 

 

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9 hours ago, SkerFalcon8710 said:

To be fair those 3 middle sections in the lower bowl have access to the field level club and you can see a **** ton of them down behind the players 

All 5 lower middle sections can go below.

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1 hour ago, gazoo said:

Some could see a 1000 more pictures of scores of empty seats all throughout the game and still insist the stadium was jam packed overflow seating, historic record crowd. 

 

I have no idea why you are so invested in running down the Benz and our fans, but you obviously weren’t there, and you are definitely wrong. Go to a game and see the truth. You’re welcome.

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18 hours ago, GritzBlitzFalcon said:

I was there and yes there were MORE than a ton of people mulling around etc.  The concourses were full during game play.  Don't let those pics fool you, the place was packed!

Do you believe that those pictures were manipulated in some way ?

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10 hours ago, gazoo said:

Some could see a 1000 more pictures of scores of empty seats all throughout the game and still insist the stadium was jam packed overflow seating, historic record crowd. 

 

Your correct, some people cannot be convinced no matter what, Time will be a telling factor,

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8 hours ago, esmithidoc said:

I have no idea why you are so invested in running down the Benz and our fans, but you obviously weren’t there, and you are definitely wrong. Go to a game and see the truth. You’re welcome.

No one was running down the fans.

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These games are not at maximum capacity.  If you think that the amount of people walking the stadium equals the amount of empty seats you are lying to yourself.  

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22 minutes ago, abstract said:

These games are not at maximum capacity.  If you think that the amount of people walking the stadium equals the amount of empty seats you are lying to yourself.  

It does though. Just in my section at the Dolphins game I went to the bathroom and there were TONS  of people walking around. I think a lot of people aren't grasping the concept of a brand new stadium and people wanting to explore. It might not have been 100% but was for sure 95%. 

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My wife and I stayed in the 200 level section areas for an entire quarter because we went to get specific food and the view from the high-top standing tables ended up being better than our 300 level seats.  When we were back in our seats, the stadium does feel empty compared to an Atlanta United game.  Football just gives you way too many opportunities to leave your seats during a break.  My suggestions to anyone listening would be:

1. More vendors in the stands to sell beer.  And not just Bud light.  If I didn't have to get up, I probably wouldn't. 
2. Clear the Halls!!  Too many vendors, displays in the way affecting traffic. 
3. Less table tops in the hallways that have views of the field.  It is quite enticing to just plant yourself there and watch while you eat instead of hauling the 2 baskets of food+2drinks back to your seats while waiting for people to stand up and let you pass. 
4. NFL needs to make an effort to keep the action going.  We have full-time refs now and officials in NY watching.  Keep the game flowing!!!  MLS have VAR which doesn't affect the flow of the game like NFL.  They watch the replay, make a decision, and move on.

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