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One Man's Journey to...see a game at EVERY Football Bowl Subdivision stadium!

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Game #24 -- Nov 10, 2012
Gerald J. Ford Stadium

Dallas, Texas 32,000 seats
Home of Peruna
Sounds from the stadium:


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The Stadium Experience:

The SMU fans were ready to Pony Up! However, the ones I encountered werenít very jazzed. Even as SMU was spanking Southern Miss, the area around me felt flat. The student section rocked all night, and I thought I should move over there. I give the fans a 6. On a different night with some different fansÖ who knows? I didnít feel the area around the stadium was especially picturesque; yet, it wasnít horrid. The setting sun did give me a the opportunity for a nice stadium shot, but little else -- 5. Concessions were concessions. Nothing to rave about and nothing to bitch about. That makes them average at 5. There weren't any university sponsored pre-game activities to entertain me. There was the designated tailgate area, and it was HUGE! The area is called the Boulevard, and the band marches through the tailgaiters on the way to the stadium. I didnít see the team march in if they did. I had a difficult time grabbing info off of SMUís website. So, I had to count on the kindness of strangers to tell me where to be and what to expect. Outside of the band members that I encountered no one was forthcoming. L Even without knowing where to go and what to see, the energy was clearly there. I give SMU a 6 here. Parking is a decent walk from the stadium and free with a free stadium shuttle that runs before and during the game. That gets high marks - 10. My Gerald Ford Stadium experience was average. Total for an SMU trip 32.




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