I have returned from Calgary and just wanted to comment on the experience of being at the game itself. On field...great game, classic CFL finish.
Otherwise...terrible. McMahon is woefully unequipped to handle that many people....it was impossible to get around the stadium to take care of any food, drink or other issues without a stupidly long time away from your seat. With 39 minutes left to kick off, I decided to hit the head one last time and get some peanuts. With 3 minutes left before kick off, I returned to my seat after spending far too much time shuffling a foot every 90 seconds.
Hindsight is always 20/20 of course, and I hate to dump on an event that features thousands of volunteers, but it was truly horrible. Why they didn't expand fan services out into the parking lot I'll never know. Why there weren't more porta potties, I'll never figure out. Reminded me of Ottawa in 2004...way too many people for a park way too small and too old.
2010 will be much better as Commonwealth is built to handle 65,000 people, but the field itself? That's another question I guess....