If you previously hadn’t heard about the new renovated Husky Stadium, the media was making sound like the next Fenway Park or Lambeau Field.
Well it was nice.
While watching the worst loss in the Chris Petersen era for the Boise State football team, I found myself wondering, “So, what’s all the hype about?”
For all of those who don’t know, at the back of Husky Stadium lies Lake Washington. If you are lucky enough to know someone who owns a boat, you can “sailgate” in the water.
It was amazing.
As I entered the stadium with about 30 minutes until kickoff, I noticed a few things: 1) The Bronco fans’ traveled extremely well 2) The stadium was very spacious and 3) The crowd was very, very quiet.
Sure, there were over 70,000 people in attendance with the entire student section filled, yet, often times it was quiet and there were hardly any team chants throughout the entire game.
Compare it to Boise State’s, “Go orange! Go big blue!” and “That’s another Bronco…First down!” etc. throughout the whole game, that was largely missing from the Husky crowd.
But I’ll tell you one thing, those bathrooms, were amazing.
If you have ever been to Husky Stadium in the past, you surely would remember waiting in line for nearly a whole quarter trying to get into the sacred room.
Wait no longer.
I headed over to the bathroom during halftime, primetime, and was in-and-out in less than three minutes. For all of you sports enthusiasts, you know that’s just outstanding.
So overall: beautiful stadium, great “sailgating” experience, but a very average college atmosphere experience.
Oh, and those phenomenal bathrooms.