The extremely short version is that the pregame experience here is very low-key compared to NFL or major college ball, and even at that, things are in a state of flux this year.
Prior to this year, a park across the street from the stadium was available for game-day parking, and served as the cultural center of the pregame experience. That area is no longer available, so even long-time fans are still figuring out exactly how pregame is going to look this year. It's possible that one of the parking lots available this year will be conducive to a similar experience, but that is yet to be determined.
The area immediately surrounding the stadium is primarily residential, and the nearby commercial strip does not have enticing bars or restaurants. The in-stadium foodservice available to most of the stands has not received glowing reviews the past couple of years, so if you arrive at the stadium hungry, it may detract from your experience.
Edit: Hope I'm not overselling it. :lol: :lol: :lol: Honestly, the team does a good job of trying to create pregame excitement in and around the stadium, but the main warning is food options near the stadium are extremely limited, and that problem is compounded by the fact that the current contractor for food at the stadium has basically been giving a giant middle finger to everyone who doesn't sit in a private suite or the exclusively priced "club level" seating.