Sundays from September to February are usually reserved for NFL fans. Basically, they start the day checking the college football lines, placing some bets over the Internet or around local bookmaking houses and rushing to the stadium. The day is usually set upfront. They also watch some games at home, as well as news, updates, interviews and others. Assuming that the largest NFL fans can “only” support slightly more than 100,000 fans, it is obvious that millions of other fans choose to watch the games at home – couch, friends, beer and snacks.
But then, what drives the others toward the stadium? Why is the stadium so attractive? If you think about, you got dirty toilets, terrible food, perhaps some opposite team’s fans close to you and a few fights. You may also miss some of the key moments, as you got no instant replays.
Generally speaking, people choose to see the games live on stadium for the atmosphere. They love their teams, but they also love the show. When you love a team, you do try your best to encourage it. Sure, you might be insignificant on such a large stadium. But when 50,000 people encourage the same team, they become more supportive than its top player. Chances are you will not go alone either, so having some of your best friends around will make this trip even more exciting. Even if you got no one to go with, going alone will still guarantee for a fun activity.
Indeed, this is not necessarily the most relaxing Sunday in the world. You need to drive there, get the college football lines if you want to place some bets too, then waste a little time to go in and out. It is certainly more comfortable to just watch the game at home, with some friends and a beer fetching dog nearby. However, despite all these, nothing compares to the atmosphere on a stadium. If this is also one of the most important games of the season, the whole day is worth the effort. It is not even worth mentioning the possibility to get on the stadium at the Super Bowl.