Let me set my stance right from the beginning. I have never been to BCP. I have watched the Expos in the “Stade Olympique”. I have watched lots of football games in Varsity, Ivor Wynn, Percival Molson, (formerly) Landsdowne, Exhibition and (formerly) SkyDome.
The smaller stadiums are definately more fun, because they’re easier to fill. So nine times out of ten, you’re probably going to have a better game experience there than in the biggies.
It is interesting to note that Commonwealth has escaped any critisim. I believe that Commonwealth is the best looking stadium in the league and I would love to watch a game there. But I could only imagine what it would be like when you have a crowd of 22,000 on a rainy night in October.
As far as the “domes” go, Rogers Centre has to be the best of the three because of the roof (it still works), the seating (it can be adjusted for football) and sound (it is clear, even when the fans don’t show up). It is also better situated in the city as compared to Olympic. (Sorry, I don’t know about BCP).
In short. Fill the damn stadium and everyone will forget about how “crappy” the big stadium is. Right Edmonton fans?