The internet home for Hoos anywhere and everywhere.

Virginia Football Board

12th Man

Joined: 02/01/1999 Posts: 6223
Likes: 535

When I made my only visit to Doak-C years ago,

the only way to move around the stadium that I could find was in the crowded, almost claustrophobic areas underneath the grandstands. I really like the openness of Scott Stadium. Unlike DoaK-C, where I was unable to find any place to view the stadium and field except by going to my designated seat, Scott has a number of easily accessible viewpoints from which an attendee can see different perspectives of both the field and the stadium. I like being able to walk around the stadium during the pre-game warm-ups to watch both teams going through their routines and to just soak in the atmosphere. This helps me to get in the mood for the game. That was not possible at Doak-C. Walking around beneath their stadium to get to the tunnel up to my section was as stimulating as being in a subway station at rush hour. Then, once I was out in the open, the only place I could go was directly to my nearby seat. I felt confined - because I WAS confined. This, after having looked forward to experiencing the big-time atmosphere of a football power's stadium, was a disappointment.
I doubt FSU will change that aspect of their stadium. They can have theirs; I'll take Scott over Doak-C anytime. We have a really nice stadium. I cannot think of any opponent's stadium that I have been in that I liked as much as I like Scott. The closest I can think of is Cardinal Stadium in Louisville - but I'll take Scott over that one, too. Of course, 3 Rivers in Pittsburgh is nice, but that's an NFL stadium, NOT a university's OWN stadium. WOOPS! Baked Beans/Catsup/&AllThatStuff Stadium at the confluence of the Monongahelah (sp?) and Allegheney forming the Ohio River. Field - Condiments Field. Still an historic location at the rivers, but the stadium named for the river junction is also history.

[Post edited by 12th Man at 04/04/2021 9:29PM]

(In response to this post by Mikeysurf)

Posted: 04/04/2021 at 6:08PM


Insert a Link

Enter the title of the link here:

Enter the full web address of the link here -- include the "http://" part:

Current Thread:
FSU latest school to reduce football stadium size... -- Mikeysurf 04/02/2021 05:47AM
  When I made my only visit to Doak-C years ago, -- 12th Man 04/04/2021 6:08PM
  Notice the focus on the field level suites -- AmericanHero247 04/02/2021 10:54AM
  Smart move . Wish we would do the same. ** -- Birddog 04/02/2021 07:47AM
  Help me here. What are the positives for the -- LTHoo 04/02/2021 2:18PM
  I have had season tickets for over -- LTHoo 04/02/2021 3:35PM
  The expansion decision was -- Lile Hancock 04/03/2021 1:06PM
  Different era now. ** -- Birddog 04/02/2021 3:39PM

Get the Sabre Edge!

Subscribe to!