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Is Dolphin fan experience better or worse than most?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by TiP54, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. TiP54

    TiP54 Bad Reputation

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    http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/thed...in-game-experience-better-or-worse-than-most/

    I have been to only two games, a MNF vs the Jets on xmas night (my first game) and last year vs Niners. Both times it was a great atmosphere and Dolfans were great.

    This year im going to four more games, inlcuding 2 division rival games and vs Bucs, so you know the stadium will be full of other fans also. I must say that the short experience i have had, it was pretty cool, especially last year with us beating the Niners in the nail-biter.
     
  2. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The weather and the configuration kill our fans, but otherwise its peachy.
     
  3. PhinsRock

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    Can't say, never been to a game in Land Shark Stadium, name's too scary. :lol:
     
  4. RBrown23

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    I have been to one Dolphins game in my life. It was the Ravens game where we got our own win. I have to say it was amazing to be there, but there were too many ravens fans there. I feel like Fin Fans need to get out to the games more. Hopefully those 2 MNF games help with attendance for the year. Being from Maryland, I will say comparing the Dolphins atmosphere to a Ravens game atmosphere isnt comparable. Ravens games are constantly loud and crazy, even when the team has had struggling seasons. The Fins fans need to go whatever the conditions of the season are, quit being fair weather fin fans
     
  5. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    its not our fans brother, it really is'nt, believe me ive studied this phenomonom for years..The raven stadium is built for crowd noise..our is'nt...not even close....actually probably the worst in the league..

    If any of the suits would of been smart enough, they would of recognized that the orange bowl put money in their teams pocket by creating unity and an advantage, just by the building itself, and when they did decide to build a new stadium, it should of been a modern replica of the original. The orange bowl was famous all by itself...Lack of vision has really put us behind the eight ball.
     
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  6. TiP54

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    OrangeBowl 2.0
    Is what we really need.
    Stadium designed for crow noise.
     
  7. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    100 percent agreed...its my dolphin dream that will never come true....
     
  8. Phinz420

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    It's not really fair to criticize and lay blame on Dolphin fans when opposing fans get tickets to our home games. The fact is, that we live in a major Tourist state, and we have a ridiculous amount of implants from up north & elsewhere. It is extremely easy to find tickets to games online these days, but since we are a tourist destination - it makes people more interested in taking the trip down here for a brief vacation.

    How often do you hear about people who are from Miami talking about how much they would love to visit Baltimore? That(along with the sheer number of northern implants) make it all too common to see opposing fans sitting in our seats on game day.
     
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  9. Larry Little

    Larry Little Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I've been to Phins games at other stadiums, however, I've never seen a game in Miami. I've been to Miami several times (sailboat charters to Bimini! w00t!), and I love South Florida.

    One question for you natives... could Miami fans just be a little more... 'laid-back' than other fans? That's been my experience when I've been down there.

    Just for reference, I've been to a few games here in Nashville, which is reportedly one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. It does get pretty loud... however, it's a 'dumb' loud. Titans fans are mostly Tennessee fans... and, in my experience... no fan in all of sports yells louder and knows less about the sport they cheer for than UT fans.
     
  10. Alex44

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    I've been to two games and both were a great experience. I dont know how they compared to other teams games but to me, they couldnt have been any better.
     
  11. rafael

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    I've only been to pro games in Miami and in San Francisco. Comparing Joe Robbie and the SF stadium I would say the experience was fairly similar although JR was cleaner and more comfortable.

    However, the experience in Miami between the Orange Bowl and Joe Robbie were very different. Again JR was cleaner and more comfortable but the OB was more intense. The OB was right on top of the field. When it got going the place would actually sway. I often thought that to those on the field it would almost seem like the crowd was a wave about to break on you.
     
  12. daphins

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    With my newly acquired architecture degree and currently underemployment I have been spending some time working on a new stadium for the Dolphins...only been to Landshark once, but man it wasn't set up well. I'm trying to create one that will produce a stunning atmosphere. After being to Wrigleyville it is obvious that a good culture helps build a stellar fanbase.

    I figure with our new renovations, we'll be in the market for a new stadium in 15-20 years.....enough time for me to work up these plans, get licensed, and start a firm to undertake the project :up:
     
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  13. djphinfan

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    make it happen buddy.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    Get it done, please. I'm begging for a new stadium.
     
  15. Bpk

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    If I lived in Miami I'd have season tickets for sure.

    I figure I could budget up to $8,000 a year to get some decent ones.

    Thing is... I live in Cali. Maybe Ross will move the team here.
     
  16. fins1

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    You can budget 2000 for 2 tickets and 6000 for plane fare.
     
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  17. Zach13

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    I lived in boston for a year and flew down for Fins games.
     
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  18. Themole

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    I think they should make them take a loyalty test before allowing them to move down here, or double their taxes if they refuse.
     
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  19. Bpk

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    It's true. No excuses. I should be at every home game.

    Maybe if I do an MFA at some point I'll go to the U, so Id' be in the area.
     
  20. padre31

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    As a out of town Phinsfan, to me they could make it easier to watch everygame online for a fee, chances are really good I won't make it to a dolphins homegame anytime soon.

    In that sense, I think the Phins marketing program is to limited, there are phinfans everywhere, from the UK to the wilds of Canada, why make it impossible to follow the team?
     
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  21. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    It depends on the individual.Maybe your friends are just worn out from going.Could be the economy, also.
    I didn't get to see the Dolphins last year for financial reasons,but when I have been to the games it's like no other feeling being around all the fan's that share the same passion as you.That,to me is what makes it worth going.
     
  22. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    Most Miami fans are fairweatherfans(why do you think the stands during a Marlins game are empty? of course given our ****ty fromt office I dont blame people for not showing up)

    Add to the fact our mediocrity in the post Marino era and you have lots of orange seats. This year the vibe started to change and with good reasons of course, during the few Fins games I went to, JRS was the loudest I've heard in years.
     
  23. JDelenne

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    I've been to many Dolphins games and usually i'd say the crowd is pretty mild. There usually isn't alot of energy. Personally I love it when everyone is standing up waving towels in the air yelling, even starting the Wave, thats what makes a great football experience too me. But mostly when I go to the games is just the fans standing up then sitting down everytime we get like a 5-10 yard game and they are all like woo-hoo then back to their seat till something eventfull happens again.
    It just makes me want to pull my hair out!

    Also I notice at the games if its not a Playoff game or Division rival game half of the seats are empty.. wtf. does it really kill that many people to go out and spend like $50 a week to go and support your team? I spend that in 3 days in gas alone.

    Edit: As for is it better or worse than most I cannot say since i've only been to our home games, but i'm putting my tally in the worse section.
     
  24. Ozzy

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    The experience is very good. The place is very comfortable and not a bad seat in the house. Yeah the last row in the upper deck is a little far away but so is every stadium. Joe Robbie is far back and other stadiums are higher up so it's nearly the same distance in the last rows.

    Like almost every team, when a teams season is bad, the crowds are fairly mild, and lets face it, the Dolphins have not exactly been stellar since Marino left. You show me a team that is very good and I mean proven good, and you'll see the experience even better, and the crowds much louder, and you won't see 15,000 fans of the opponents.

    All that said, there is nothing, and I mean nothing like the Old Orange bowl. That is where the decible meter was made famous. The only stadiums that come close are those which hold 100,000 or more fans, and domes.
     
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  25. Zach13

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    This is partly true for the Fins.

    There is a hardcore base of about 50,000 season ticket holders for the Fins that will always be there and that are true fans.

    The rest of the itcket sales are dependent upon how well the Fins are doing that particular year and/or the team they are playing that week.
     
  26. dolfan94

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    The thing is that a lot of season ticket holders dont even give a **** about the Fins. They have season tickets just to show up and because they dont know what to do with their money. I had a friend who had season tickets on the 40 yardline. They had 10 tickets. In '07, they went to 1 game. The rest of the games, they're seats were empty. His dad would wake him up, and would ask if he wanted to go to the game, and he would flick him off. That is a major problem. They finally gave up their seats after like 5 years, but there's many like them
     
  27. djphinfan

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    theres fans like that everywhere man...The orange bowl never had a problem AND we were feared around the NFL as a fanbase..why?, because of the configuration of the orange bowl allowed us to make an impact in the game and affect our players performance....we dont have that now, so the fans sit on their hands and chill...its totally normal and would happen in any nfl city..

    Look what paul allen did in seattle, hes on record saying he built that stadium so the crowd could make an impact..hmmm smart man.
     
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  28. Anonymous

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    What! You should have stole the season tickets from your friend!
     
  29. dolphindebby

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    I'd give anything to be able to go to games.
    My daughter, son and I were going to Atlanta, but money has put the skids on that. So I have to hope they televise it on a channel I can get.

    I disagree with the poster that said fans should/could spend $50 a week for a game. I can't even afford the Directtv channels so I can get any sports channels.

    I've only seen 1 pre-season game in Atlanta and the $50 seats were way up in the nose bleed section. Couldn't see anything.

    I would only call some one fair weather if they only stuck by the team when they won. NOT by if they can afford to go to games or not.
     
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  30. finsbuck719

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    i love being a Fins fan. just the experience and the history is so cool. but, i don't think there is anything like being a Packers fan or a Bears fan. every single one of those fans have so much passion, it is ridiculous. plus, when do you hear of a Packers game or an Eagles game or a Giants game not selling out?

    it must be that cold up there or something. i sort of wish i was a fan of one of those teams...but i love being a Fins fan as well
     
  31. dolfan94

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    I should've. I always bugged him in '07 to give me tickets to a game, but he never did. *******. Now, last season, I got season tickets and he wanted to go to a game, he was going to pay, and I said no
     
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