Originally Posted by SAR I
My house in New Jersey cost 5x as much as the same thing in New England. And have you been to Gillette? It's nowhere near as nice as MetLife. It's in a terribly inconvenient location near no highways, a crappy 2-lane road leading there for 5 miles each way, people park in car dealerships and walk an hour just to get in. Only 1 of the 4 sides allows you to exit as its built into a hill, takes forever to get to the parking lots or its limited train service. No escalators, takes 30 minutes to climb to the upper deck.
Do me a favor, describe what you think we "deserved". Draw a picture, post it up. Explain to me how these four areas could be any more Jets-like than they are now:
If you've ever been to other NFL stadiums you'd know that we're on par with the newer stadiums, superior to at least half the league.
What are you talking about that you can only exit one side of Gillette. I never took more than 10 min to leave the stadium. I live 45 miles from the stadium and it takes 1 hour till I park my car. There are 3 lanes of traffic in each direction coming off 495.
Since when did you care how long it took to get to the upper deck? You climb it 2x a game and I am on the wrong side of 50 and it is not a bother.
You complain about tailgating, What about Patriot place rather than a parking lot?
Gillette is a great stadium, with little endzone seating. Does it take a hour to leave the stadium after the game yes. Is the parking $$ ridiculous- yes. But the state takes 1/2 to pay for the infrastructure improvements. That stadium was built with no taxpayer funding and no PSLs.
I don't know where you live but around here the average house in Foxboro area is $350,000. Your 2mill dollar house in NJ must have been pretty nice.
No one walks more than 20 min to get to the stadium, The guys who park on Rt 1. Do so as the tailgating is much more lenient than on site, and most have attendants that watch over grills etc.
Believe me the Union labor costs difference in North NJ vs Met Boston is not significant.
You will not get one Patriot fan who wishes to switch places.