Sorry this is a bit late, but wanted to share a few thoughts from my trek to the SkyDome for Saturdays game.
First, the positives.
If you ever find yourself venturing to T.O for a game, you might wanna consider sitting up in the 500's. I was really, really, impressed with the vantage point up there. We were about 4 rows up right at the 55. Was perfect! High enough to see the plays develop, but not so far away that you felt removed. And boy are those seats steep!
Also, kudos to the Argos gameday presentation. I really enjoyed some of their animations and their "300" style theme. Really cool. Plus, they managed to keep the crowd somewhat involved. An unbelievable accomplishment.
From a stadium standpoint ,the only thing that bugged me was the lack of stats...There was beans all for actual football related information on the jumbotron. But, a fairly minor issue.
The biggest disappointment was, alas, the football. As per usual though.
As much as I hate the Argos, I really feel for them. This game should be a rivalry game--but, we offered little more than what a highschool team would provide in the way of competition. It was a sad, sad, display of Canadian football.
Despite beautiful weather, perfect for football, fans avoided this one like the plague. This game should easily be the Argos biggest draw...instead, it was pretty much their smallest. And that's no fault to them at all.
Some people I met there pointed out two near-empty sections in the 200 level that are entirely owned by season-tickets. Those fans couldn't be bothered. I don't blame them.
It also bothered me that our crew decided to phone this one in. I know the season is cooked, and there's not much to play for, but there were still 28,000 who paid to see it.
It'd be great to know in advance if players and coaches decide to take a game off - it'd save a lot of people from buying tickets, fighting through traffic and parking headaches.