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    My thoughts on the hillside

    I think it is great that ISU has hillside seating. Having hillside tickets to two games now though I have come across a few issues.

    My first issue is the kids running around, without a parent in sight, some extremely young, throwing footballs, hitting people with them, running into, and over people. I don't think that this should be allowed. These kids don't say thank you, or excuse me, or I'm sorry. I take my kids to the games and I don't let them act like that. They stay with me. I'm sorry but it is also a dangerous thing for these kids to be running around by themselves. My son has been hit with a football, I have been slammed into twice while holding my one year old, and it is not because the it is crowded.

    My other issue is the people who spit, and throw their trash all over the hillside. Disgusting! There are trashcans everywhere.



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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    Just chuck the football right back at 'em. 2-pt conversion if they tumble to the bottom of the hill.



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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    I agree with you on on both points.

    I don't allow my kids to be running around during the game but I don't mind other kids playing football as long as they stay away from those watching the game and watch what they are doing. Which they really don't do well. They should probably just stay out in the parking lot if they want to play and not watch the game. They would be getting just as much parental supervision out there.

    I picked up all of my garbage while sitting on the hill and even picked up some others around me on the way out. The only problem was I didn't come across a garbage can to throw it away until I was outside the stadium. I guess that is why they have groups to get paid to clean the stadium after the game.



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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    Quote Originally Posted by outcydethebox View Post
    I think it is great that ISU has hillside seating. Having hillside tickets to two games now though I have come across a few issues.

    My first issue is the kids running around, without a parent in sight, some extremely young, throwing footballs, hitting people with them, running into, and over people. I don't think that this should be allowed. These kids don't say thank you, or excuse me, or I'm sorry. I take my kids to the games and I don't let them act like that. They stay with me. I'm sorry but it is also a dangerous thing for these kids to be running around by themselves. My son has been hit with a football, I have been slammed into twice while holding my one year old, and it is not because the it is crowded.

    My other issue is the people who spit, and throw their trash all over the hillside. Disgusting! There are trashcans everywhere.
    as D1 football goes we are pretty unique that this is allowed. How many other D1 programs have kids playing football inside the stadium???



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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    I wish they would "bowl in" the hillside. I wonder how much it would cost to create 15' high concrete walls and then add dirt to the inside of it. I think it would greatly improve the viewing angle - especially by the Jacobson building.


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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    This has been going on since Jack Trice opened. Kids have been playing football and running around on the hillsides forever. Its part of its draw.



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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    This has been going on since Jack Trice opened. Kids have been playing football and running around on the hillsides forever. Its part of its draw.
    yes, agree. it is not new. I am not for or against it but you have to admit, it is pretty unique.



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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    Tried hillside tickets for the first time last year against Kent State. Will never do it again for several of the aforementioned reasons. I consider it a lesson learned.


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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    I agree. No fun should be allowed at football games.



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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    This has been going on since Jack Trice opened. Kids have been playing football and running around on the hillsides forever. Its part of its draw.
    This may have been going on since JT opened but there wasn't 50,000 people in the stadium. Heck in the 80's and early 90's you could play football in the stands on some saturdays and not run into another person.



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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    This has been going on since Jack Trice opened. Kids have been playing football and running around on the hillsides forever. Its part of its draw.
    I think the difference is that the hillsides have been more crowded over the past few years than they were at some times before that. I can remember a time when kids would roll from the top of the hill to the bottom. At the three games so far this year a kid couldn't have done that without hitting a few hundred people on the way down.




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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

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    I agree. No fun should be allowed at football games.
    Or, perhaps, those people that paid to see the game shouldn't have to put up with the distractions of an 8 year old chucking a football into your face while you are focused on watching the game. Now, I'm not opposed to 8 year olds playing football. It's just there's a time and a place, and the hillsides of JTS are hardly either of those.


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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    If you buy hillside tickets, you know what you are getting. That is why it has always been cheaper. If you want a seat, buy a seat.

    I think hillside is great for kids and families.



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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    This may have been going on since JT opened but there wasn't 50,000 people in the stadium. Heck in the 80's and early 90's you could play football in the stands on some saturdays and not run into another person.
    I know, I've run from Section O to R before following a long TD run.



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    Re: My thoughts on the hillside

    1st year with hillside seats. I thought it would be better than I thought, but we took my 3 year old for the first time this past weekend and I have to admit he enjoyed being able to move around.

    We sat on the NW corner the first two games and I hated the viewing angle. We sat in the SW corner last weekend and the viewing angle was great, but couldn't see the scoreboard. I think we need to get in the stadium a little earlier to get over to the side more so I can see the replay screen.

    I do miss our section in L. When my son gets older we'll move back in the stands.


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