What's your best stadium experience?
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Steelers fans emerged as best in the league during the fan rankings we ran in late August. The stadium-experience survey Peter King unveiled Wednesday ranked Qwest Field seventh, University of Phoenix Stadium 21st, Candlestick Park 26th and the Edward Jones Dome 32nd.
The situation in Arizona has the most potential for improvement if the team continues to win at home. The stadium is terrific. There's plenty of room for tailgating in parking lots and grass fields adjacent to the stadium. I checked it out Sunday.
Candlestick Park is as outdated as any stadium in the league. Assistant coaches have to walk through the stands on their way from the pressbox to the locker rooms. Some seats go unused because they lack views to the field (reflecting the stadium's use for baseball).
The Edward Jones Dome can be plenty loud. I have a feeling the No. 32 ranking there strongly reflected fans' overall feelings about the organization, too.
What's the best stadium experience you have enjoyed as a fan? Would you feel comfortable taking small children? I recall sitting at the Los Angeles Coliseum for a Chiefs-Raiders game as marijuana smoke wafted by.