2. Things I didn’t like: Water pipes
Having fans back in the building for the first time in over a year was exciting for just about everyone involved. Coaches love the energy. Players feed off the noise and passion. The TV is just better when fans are there, and let’s face it, 65,000 people screaming at once is just awesome.
Welcoming fans back takes a lot of work and preparation from the team and everyone with the game-day staff. This is true for every single sporting venue across the world. Everyone with the team wants fans to have the best experience they can.
However, when the video of rainwater pouring out of a burst pipe and onto fans in the stands began to circulate on social media, the world as a whole collectively slapped their face with the palm of their hand. FedexField has been the rump of jokes around the league for years, and rightfully so.
As the team continues its quest for a new stadium, moments like this are a nice reminder as to why Jason Wright and Co. are working so hard to do so.
To the full credit of the team, they went above and beyond to make sure those affected by this wild plumbing malfunction were taken care of. They moved those in the section to a suite, loaded them up with gear, and provided tickets to a future game of their choice. Not bad. I’ll be sure to buy seats under a rusty pipe the next game I’m at in hopes for a free Heinicke jersey.