View Full Version : First timer looking for advice.
September-28th-2009, 02:36 AM
Greetings everyone. First off I would like to say thanks to all of the people that dedicate their time and effort to offer such a wonderful site for us to join together in our love of the burgandy and gold.
I have been a redskins fan since before I can remember yet have never been to a game.
I have looked around trying to find out some information but it seems that my searching skills are somewhat lacking.
Anyways, I am looking to go to a game soon, (next week if possible,) and I have a few questions for all you die hard fans out there.
1. Im going to be bringing myself and one other person to the game, and was wondering about where to sit. I am looking to spend 300$ or less for the two tickets and was hoping to get a pretty solid view if possible.
2. I have read several posts on the tailgaiting that goes on in the green lot and was wondering how I could go about getting passes there.
3. How much time should i alot to get into the stadium? I will be traveling from the eastern panhandle of WV so I am looking to leave around 6:30 or 7:00. Any of you guys that live close to this area have any idea if this would be sufficient?
Red till im dead!!
September-28th-2009, 05:52 AM
you should be able to get great seats for less than $100 each. check craigslist for the best deals.
September-28th-2009, 06:02 AM
I agree with the above poster - you be able to find AWESOME seats for under $100 each. You will need to purchase a parking pass which face value is $35. If you are planning on grilling/partying then I'd get to the stadium no later then 9:00am - even earlier to avoid the chaotic traffic we now have.
September-28th-2009, 06:34 AM
2 club seats to Bucs game. Sect 306 row 5 seats 20-21 with orange lot parking pass. $300 for seats and pass.
October-7th-2009, 04:23 AM
Thanks for the replies so far everyone. I guess what I am really looking for is kind of a trip report of sorts from different parts of the stadium. Ive read that the upper rows in the 200 level seats are meh at best and while the "dream" seats are on the field level close to the players, the actual game is near impossible to see.
What about the 400 level seats. Am i better off sitting in corner endzone? 50?
Also, i plan on bringing my 10 year old daughter along with me to the game, is there anything in particular that would make you feel unsafe about bringing your child with you or is bringing children to the game pretty normal?
Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
October-7th-2009, 06:33 AM
If I were taking my 10-year old daughter, I'd go for Clubs close to the 50. She won't have to hike the ramps and it should be a more docile environment for her with better restrooms and concession stands.
Also, don't take her to the Eagles game, the day caged animals are allowed to run free at FedEx Field.
October-7th-2009, 08:25 AM
My daughter has been going to games since she was 8 years old, a couple a year until she was 10 and now 2 years most games. I tell you this as a qualifier of my statements.
We sit in the UL sidelines. Sight line is great. The crowd noise is a little numb most of the time compared to the lower level but we deal with that by being extra loud.
The crowd is really a mute point as far as I'm concerned. You will have drunks that shouldnt have started drinking in the first place no matter where you sit. I don't sit in the clubs but I ride the elevator with those folks and they can get just as stupid as the rest of us. The percentage of drunk fools in the clubs may be lower that I'm not sure of.
My best advice is: know going in that she will hear and probably see some not so nice behavior from some of the adults present in the parking lot, in the stadium and in your seats. There's nothing aside from leaving her at home that you can do to shield her from that. I would also suggest that if while in your seats someone is being excessive in their rudeness, tell an usher.
As far as arriving.....
We live in Hagerstown, our drive I would assume is pretty similiar as far as distance so I will offer my advice on this matter also.
We tailgate with the ES Crew, we also like to arrive early so that dealing with lot traffic is minimal. Our typical departure time for a 1:00 game is between 6:30-7:00, we have an early departure time of 5:30-6:00 depending on the game and how motivated I can get the wife and kid. That puts us in line in the neighborhood of 7:00-8:30. gates open at 9:00 we are golden. We cruise in set up shop and tailgate until 12:00(ish) when we tear down and head in to the stadium.
I would highly suggest following the Tailgate thread in the tailgate section here on ES for the game you decide to come to and seriously consider the ES Tailgate as an option. You won't meet a nicer group of people anywhere and I promise you that both you and your daughter will have a great time.
I have rambled on enough..... If you want to talk more feel free to PM me.
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