ORIGINAL: Mark Anderson
ORIGINAL: David F.
US Bank Stadium
It's here. Above all else at least the damn team didn't move. This should count for 30 pros.
The big doors are really neat especially when open.
The score boards are fantastic.
The clear half of the roof is neat.
The plaza outside of the legacy gate (big doors) is well laid out and lots of fun.
The park just to the west of the plaza is even nicer with green grass and tons of fun things to see or participate in.
Good access with light rail.
Variable pricing (makes the preseason games cheaper and the regular season games more expensive.)
Tailgating is on the verge of extinction. This should count as 15 cons.
It's nearly impossible to get in line for concessions, get them, and get back to your seat in under 30 minutes.
Concessions are overpriced even by stadium standards and quality doesn't match.
Entry is a clusterf*%k. This is getting better but they need to make an effort to get people to use the gate that's printed on their ticket. If 66,000 people come to the game it feels as though 65,999 of them all enter the legacy gate.
Very few of the features of the app actually work inside the stadium. We were promised replay, concessions ordering, concessions delivery, injury reports, and game breaks. As of today none of those features work.
The thing that really gets me is that with the exception of the tailgating - all of the cons I listed are fixable. They don't seem to care enough to fix them though. I've filled out every STO survey sent to me and emailed every specific problem (including my online order during a preseason game which took my money but sent me to a concession stand that didn't exist). No response. Conversely, should I go three days past the due date of the tickets I get a personal call on my cell phone.
Greedy bastards probably want everyone to go into the stadium early and drink high priced booze.
Personally I don't think there should be any Wifi or phone data coverage in the stadium. I see loads of people with their faces stuck in their phones virtually the entire game. You'd think they were driving their cars.