As a fan who supports both the Cats and the Argos, yesterday's score was fine by me. However, the game day experience was sad. We drove in early but still had a 35 minute wait in line to get through the turnstiles. The crowd control outside the stadium was poor. We patiently stood in line for 35 minutes with most fans but many others just walked directly to the turnstiles and were allowed in. That shouldn't have happened. Also, they knew they had 30,000 people attending so they should've done more (like opening more turnstiles) to get people into their seats. We ended up missing the Russ Jackson intro, fly-bys and the anthem. There was no one in the stands to direct us to our seats--we ended up asking a cop who was as uncertain as we were.
There was no half-time show. Call the game a 'classic' and I think you have to give the fans something at half-time. I thought the pizza twirler at the Argos home opener last year was sad but nothing? C'mon.
With 30,000 people there, it was impossible to get to the concessions and back to your seat at half-time. I realize that there's nothing you can do about that but the situation was made worse by having no venders in the stands where we sat (Sec. 23) during the game.
To the good, crowd control during the game was fine where we sat. I think the 4 PM start was a good idea--less time for people to people get juiced before heading to the game.
The game was entertaining and the fans were great but I thought the game day experience was sadly lacking.
An Argo-Cat fan