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

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Nov 17, 2012
Harvard Stadium

Cambridge, Massachusetts 30,323 seats
Home of John Harvard
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The Stadium Experience:

The Harvard fans were ready for this one. I sat near a group of Yale fans. They were polite, friendly, and hoping for an upset. The Harvard fans I encountered were no less respectful. There was very little razzing going on, and everyone simply watched the play on the field. I give the fans a 9. I didn't feel the area around the stadium was "beautiful" or scenic; however, the stadium itself reeked of tradition and importance. It was the very first permanent reinforced concrete stadium in college football. That was revolutionary for its day. Think of it as the new Dallas Cowboys stadium of its era. At the time, it was easily the most grandiose football stadium ever constructed and set the standard for all the stadiums that followed. The stadium also had a very profound impact on the game of football itself. At the time, injuries were a huge problem in football. One of the leading suggestions for reducing injuries was to widen the field. However, Harvard Stadium's narrow confines could not accommodate a wider field. So, alternate solutions were found, including the implementation of the forward pass in 1906. I give a 9 here. Concessions were concessions. That makes them average at 5. There were no university sponsored pre-game activities, no band concert, no, well, anything. I don't like to aimlessly walk around a campus until game time; so, i have to ding them here with a 4. Parking is simple - park and ride then public transportation -10. My trip to Boston to see The Game at Harvard Stadium was nostalgic and totals to 37.




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