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DaFace
11-14-2010, 07:28 PM
I've always heard the crowd at Invesco during games on TV and been reasonably impressed. Couple that with the fact that on big plays, you can see the cameras vibrating all over the place from all the noise. Must be an insane crowd, right?

Well, the stands are all metal. No concrete (at least in the club level and upper decks). If the entire stadium were empty, and you stomped your foot, a deaf guy would be able to feel it 50 yards away. A vast majority of the noise being put out by people on key plays is just people sitting in their seats and stomping their feet. The reason the camera looks shaky is because the entire friggen upper deck is vibrating through the metal.

I'll give them a bit of a pass since 1) most people around here were pretty down on the team coming into it and 2) the game wasn't exactly competitive, but I was extremely underwhelmed by the atmosphere. Pretty boring crowd, all in all. I'm amazed that anyone EVER tried to compare Denver's crowds to KC's.

Anyway, that may have been common knowledge (and is probably pretty common in stadiums these days), but I found it to be pretty lame compared to good old fashioned yelling for noise.



P.S. The game sucked.

Shogun
11-14-2010, 07:29 PM
The Server never crashed iirc also.

Bane
11-14-2010, 07:30 PM
The Server never crashed iirc also.

WIN BABY!!!!!!!11111111111

LaChapelle
11-14-2010, 07:33 PM
Are they grates
like in a hog confinement pen
the fecal matter just falls into a pit

kstater
11-14-2010, 07:33 PM
The Server never crashed iirc also.


It crashed around 3:30. Right as the defense was shittng the bed

rockymtnchief
11-14-2010, 07:46 PM
The new stadium is nicer, but the old Mile High was pretty insane. The Invesco crowds have yet to impress me.

Rain Man
11-14-2010, 08:14 PM
The good news is that our touchdown to get to 23 pretty much shut the crowd up. By the end of the game, half of them had left.