At last night's game, security was practically useless. In a normally quiet section of the stadium, there was a group of well-lubricated youngsters continually being sold beer in the stands even though at least one of them was practically falling down drunk. The constant barrage of inappropiate language, squeals, horn blowing (really, why would anyone older than 12 be blowing a horn other than to annoy people) was ignored by the very polite "Event Staff" in the nice red jackets. When I queried their inaction, I was told that the protocol was for them not to approach the miscreants, but to inform the actual security staff, who would then contact police, who did not even walk by once the entire game.
I know it's pre-season for security staff, but this situation truly needs to be rectified. This section, populated mostly by season ticket holders (including the elderly and the very young) should not have to put up with this kind of abuse from other patrons, coupled with the inaction of security staff and the inappropriate distribution of alcohol. I'm glad my own children weren't with me at this game. I'll still come to Ivor Wynne because I love the game, but I'll not expose my small children to this sordid atmosphere. If other adults feel the way that I do, the Tiger-Cat organization will have a tough time selling their product to the next generation.