First the bad:
They have been saying all week long to come early as the parking and streets will be confusing since it's everyones first time to the stadium, etc. This I understand...Kickoff is at 1pm...most people got there at 10am and stood in line to get into the stadium...this is where all hell broke loose, and I mean this literally...it's 107 degrees and rising, there are NO water founteains, or coolers with those little cone cups...no canipees for shade...and they would not let us in until 11:30...people were dropping like flies out of the line...seriously.
I know there is the 90 minute rule..but give me a break! Everyone wanted in to see the new stadium and it's hotter than hell outside!
Now the good:
It really is a spectacular stadium! Looks like a space ship from the outside but inside, it is first class! Very LOUD! Watching a Cardinals game and not dripping in sweat was a really weird feeling...there were of course alot of Steeler fans but there are alot of all teams fans here in the Phoenix area do to it being a very big "Transplant" state.
I have no doubt though that this team will finally have a home field advantage.
Now if they could just manage to put up some shade around the gates, things would be great.