Review: An insider's guide to modern stadium amenities - the 2024 Naming Rights Stadium Thread

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  1. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Have at it.
     
  2. MagpieFan

    MagpieFan Member+

    Apr 25, 2004
    Back in DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is it true that the scarf machine is finally being installed just off the to of the elevator to the rooftop pool?
     
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  3. Section 107

    Section 107 Member+

    DCU
    United States
    Jul 18, 2018
    yes, and that is the same spot from where you can see the autographs STHs put on the final I-beam installed during contruction.
     
  4. Section 107

    Section 107 Member+

    DCU
    United States
    Jul 18, 2018
    DCU and SpotHero just announced a parking package for 11 games (not sure why the other games arent included, maybe those are dates with stickball games?). I see this as an improvement. The included locations are, however, up at S Cap & M Streets.

    SpotHero - Park Smarter. | Reserve Parking Now & Save
     
  5. Section 107

    Section 107 Member+

    DCU
    United States
    Jul 18, 2018
    also, for us season tickets masochists:

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  6. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's pretty nice.
     
  7. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    The amazing thing is that at one point we had mobile ordering, but that's actually gone away and hasn't come back.
     
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  8. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They apparently have it at LA BMO but I've never used it.
     
  9. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    Its 2024, name a place where you can't mobile order. Even the decrepit home of the Commanders has had mobile ordering in stadium for a few years.
     
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  10. Section 107

    Section 107 Member+

    DCU
    United States
    Jul 18, 2018
    ooh, ooh, Mr. Kotter! I know, that's an easy one. EagleBank Arena East!
     
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  11. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
  12. United1

    United1 Member+

    Feb 23, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    It blows. More later.
     
  13. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    the wind?
     
  14. United1

    United1 Member+

    Feb 23, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    I’m in the upper deck. They didn’t open all of the concession stands. They were also understaffed, so the stands that were open were slow and backed up. The main bar in the upper deck was completely shut down. At the end of the game stadium staff wouldn’t let DC fans leave near the exit near our seats because that exit was reserved for NE fans. I’ve left at this exit near section 110 since 2018. I was told when I first got my season tickets in that section that I could exit near our seats. Apparently that is no longer the case. Why?

    It really doesn’t take much to create a pleasant stadium experience for fans. Except at Audi Field. Pathetic.
     
  15. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    In Europe and South America, away fans need heavy police escort to exit their seats and the stadium grounds. I remember when poor unlucky DC United interns (as in UNPAID interns) had to escort NY RATS fans out of RFK and to Lot 7 (?).

    OK, so it's a bit inconvenient. But you want the full soccer fan experience? This is it.
     
  16. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    #17 song219, Feb 26, 2024
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2024
    In the good old days at RFK the away fans were seated right behind a supporters group.
     
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  17. United1

    United1 Member+

    Feb 23, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Why now after 5 years? Makes zero sense. If there were problems there then I get it, but there are never any problems with opp fans near me.
     
  18. Section 107

    Section 107 Member+

    DCU
    United States
    Jul 18, 2018
    While a violent occurrence from our milquetoast fans might be unlikely, the risk is not zero.

    Can you imagine the screaming, er, calls for heads to roll because manglement decided after 5 years of no issues there was no way there could ever again be an issue so eh, what the heck, let's do away with the inconvenience of security for away fans?

    For how many years have you had homeowners or renters insurance despite of never experiencing a loss or submitting a claim?

    [on the other hand, that would be another excellent nail in the coffin of driving Leviathan and Craplan out of the owner's box. Eh, no, that's just wrong, never mind]
     
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  19. Atouk

    Atouk BigSoccer Supporter

    DC United
    Apr 16, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The big plus: the season ticket holder discount now applies to beer.

    Minus: on the south side, the only draft craft beer stand has four taps. It also sells the usual cans including Heineken. For the season opener, one of the taps now has... Heineken. WTF. Who needs a choice of Heineken two ways at the same stand?

    I don't remember what else they had there, but what they didn't have any longer is Senate, which is what I bought from that stand the last several years. :(
     
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  20. usadcu

    usadcu Member

    Aug 25, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    game 2 update - I got a beer, since it was a splendid early spring day about 70° rather than in the upper 30s as in game 1.
    I loaded my credit card into the app in advance, and then at the beer case I had my app running and the concession staffer generated a QR for me to scan - voilà! - beer paid for and STM discount taken. Receipt in my account.
    I've griped plenty to anyone who will listen about the failings of the app, many of which continue, but the scan-to-purchase with discount worked smoothly.
     
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  21. United1

    United1 Member+

    Feb 23, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    So far so good. Now we need better beer in the top tier.
     

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