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May 20, 2017 07:50AM
I think our feelings towards stadiums are shaped by a couple of things - first, what we were exposed to in our "formative" years of becoming a fan and secondly, what our actual experience was going there.

For me, my first ever game experience was at Candlestick Park. It was the "only" 365 miles North of us so it was the closest stadium to see my beloved Rams. So many great games there it has always held a special place in my heart. The Rams, of course, being from Los Angeles, had that sunshine look. That look when sun hit those uniforms just right was addictive whether it was the Coliseum or the Big A:



the exposure to that look during the formative years made me hooked on the outdoor/sunshine experience. not to say, the uniforms don't look sharp inside a dome and some of my greatest experiences have been in the Domes (TWA Dome/ED Jones) and of course, the Georgia Dome.

As far as great stadium experiences, while I haven't been to them all, I have been to many. For my Money, Lambeau field as a visitor (and collecting a win) was epic as well as the home opener last year in the Coliseum - that was awe inspiring as I had never seen the Rams as a "home" team in the Coliseum before then. I love Qwest in Seattle though we have lost some tough ones there as well as some epic wins (the great comeback of 2004 and the subsequent playoff win that season being highlights)

Worst stadiums for me have been shaped by bad experiences - The Superdome in Back to Back years 2000 and 2001 had the Rams season end in the playoffs and superbowl :-(. Don't like the fans in Philly or Oakland.
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  For everyone, but mostly stlramz.. Stadiums...

JamesJM536May 19, 2017 11:30AM

  depends on where it is.......

Rampage2K-149May 19, 2017 12:06PM

  Most miserable game I was ever at...

JamesJM130May 19, 2017 12:14PM

  Re: For everyone, but mostly stlramz.. Stadiums...

RamsFanSinceLA124May 19, 2017 12:54PM

  Re: For everyone, but mostly stlramz.. Stadiums...

Rams43133May 19, 2017 02:09PM

  Re: For everyone, but mostly stlramz.. Stadiums...

VANRAM118May 19, 2017 02:27PM

  Just out of curiosity..

JamesJM114May 19, 2017 02:31PM

  Re: Just out of curiosity..

VANRAM122May 19, 2017 06:35PM

  Too cold...Too hot..Rainy?? ALL part of the experience.

Ramgator120May 19, 2017 03:13PM

  Me too...

JamesJM109May 19, 2017 04:42PM

  Re: For everyone, but mostly stlramz.. Stadiums...

canadaram104May 19, 2017 05:23PM

  hehe, good answer. (nm)

JamesJM83May 19, 2017 05:24PM

  Re: For everyone, but mostly stlramz.. Stadiums...

roman18120May 20, 2017 03:26AM

  Open Air . . . .

stlramz108May 20, 2017 07:50AM

  I'd love to go to Lambeau..

JamesJM74May 20, 2017 07:59AM

  NOT a better sight than my first Rams game in person. 1984 at Tampa.

Ramgator87May 20, 2017 08:39AM