I started up a separate thread on this because I noticed bing1985 bought up the idea of young fan area in the new stadium in the Questions for Peter Wilt Thread and pookspur pointed out his experience coming across a young mom and her Fire fan kids in a bookstore who inquired about the experience at the stadium. I think pookspur brings up a good point about this particular chant and the impact it having on possible new Fire fans. The truth is it IS offending parents and worse turning parents off to bringing out kids to Fire games. I have brought people to games as my guests and they bring their children along and on three separate occasions the guests clearly stated they thought it was well... the one thing that stood out in an otherwise perfect evening. I sent a copy of a ticket offer out to one couple who attended a game as a guest and the male of the family responded that while they had fun at the game and have even been watching Fire games on TV they did not want their kids to continually hear the YSA Chant so declined the ticket offer. Net result lost revenue for the Fire. Look at I don't sit in Section 8 but I do support the various fan groups and individuals that stand in this section for games, not only in spirit but in dollars and sometimes even by volunteering my time to help whatever cause or goal the group is trying to achieve. I'm not stating this for glory only so you know I support the group and I am not attacking it. I sit in the 200 section I'm surrounded by season ticket holders and folks that bring associates, clients and/or guests to games almost always with kids in tow. And whenever the chant lets go the majority of the regulars just cringe and apologize. And almost immediately there is general chat that well we just collectively wish it would stop. I know you have the right to free speech and all but I also think it would be cool if you would use this right to free speech to alter this particular chant. I doubt it would ever happen and would be delighted if it would and I'm sure there are others out there that feel the same way. Put it this way Section 8 is such an important part of the Fire experience, in effect (besides the product on the field) you create the atmosphere within the stadium and you do such a wonderful job. First time attendees to a Fire game are amazed by your dedication and loyalty to the Team. They immediately comment on how cool it is... how special it is...how they do not see this at Cubs/Sox/Bears/Hawks/Bulls games. Your efforts pay off in that you know these "newbies" are going to tell their friends, neighbors and co-workers that hey you have to go and see it. Your an awesome resource for new fan conversion and you begin to hook the newbies and then bam that chant turns it sour. It is like having an amazing meal and then getting served bugs for dessert you forget the meal. Once again the truth is it IS offending parents and worse turning parents off to bringing out kids to Fire games in turn it is having a negative effect on generating new fans. Anyway just though I would open up a discussion on this to see if maybe the powers that be in Section 8 could maybe alter this particular chant to something else. Somehow I have a feeling the attacks are going to be coming my way as a result of this thread I hope this is not the case as I'm just trying to open up a civilized dialogue about this.