Attending an NFL game can be one of the best experiences that you can have as a sports fan. You will get to see two NFL teams play against each other and be part of a very lively atmosphere with nearly 70,000 fans. However, there are some venues that are not very friendly to those who root for the home team’s opponent. These stadiums have established a reputation as being some of the worst places to go when you are an opposing fan. With venues such as the Oakland Coliseum, Lincoln Financial Field, Arrowhead Stadium, Lambeau Field and Gillete Stadium, fans who root for the home team’s opponent will likely have to deal with some harassment and rowdy behavior from fans.
The fist stadium that is known to be one of the most hostile to opposing fans is the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. This is the home stadium of the Raiders and is known to have quite a few fans who are loud, vulgar and nasty. There is a section behind one of the endzones known as the Black Hole where you have some of the rowdiest fans in the entire sport. Whenever there are fans who root for the Raiders’ opponent, the fans will usually call them names, make offensive remarks to them as well as pour beer on them as well. As a result, attending a Raiders game at the Oakland Coliseum can be quite an ordeal if you root for any opponent of the Raiders, especially teams such as the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers.
Another one of the toughest stadiums to visit as an opposing fan is Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia fans are among the most passionate but also the rowdiest in all of sports. This stadium which is the home field of the Eagles is no exception when it comes to hostile venues. Over the years, Philadelphia fans have established reputation as being among the most hostile fans in the NFL. In fact the previous stadium that the Eagles used to play at had a jail inside of it. While things have improved recently, Lincoln Financial Field is still in Philadelphia and if you are a fan of a visiting team, you will probably deal with vulgar remarks from fans. This is especially the case if you are rooting for one of the Eagles’ traditional rivals such as the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and the Washington Redskins.
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City is among the most hostile places to attend an NFL game as an opposing fan. While the Kansas City fans may not be as vulgar and hostile as the fans in Oakland and Philadelphia, they are still quite passionate and intense. The fans of the Chiefs are very loud and are quite tough on opposing teams due to the noise they make. Fans of the Chiefs may also make negative remarks to fans who are rooting for the home team’s opponent. At Arrowhead Stadium, you may experience some hostility from fans if you root for teams such as the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders.
The historic Lambeau Field is one venue that is great to attend a game but much better if you are a Packers fan. As a fan of their opponent, the fans of Lambeau Field will not be too receptive to you since the Packers are a beloved team in Green Bay. However, Packers fans at Lambeau Field are not nearly as hostile as fans in other venues such as Philadelphia and Oakland but you may get some unfavorable comments from fans if you root for their opponents especially the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers.
When attending an NFL game, one stadium that is among the most hostile to visiting fans is Gillete Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. This stadium is located just outside of Boston which is one of the most passionate sports cities in the nation. At the home field of the Patriots, the fans are quite rowdy and will likely show some hostility to fans who root for their opponents. Patriots fans will usually make negative remarks to you or even pour beverages on you in order to let you know that they are not fond of you rooting for their home team’s opponent. You will likely deal with quite a bit of hostility if you are rooting for the Patriots main rivals such as the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos and the New York Giants.