As UConn took on Florida during the Final Four at AT&T Stadium, fans lucky enough to be there shared their pictures with some humorous results.
You see, AT&T Stadium is home of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. The massive 100,000 seat palace was transformed into a basketball arena for the annual March Madness tournament, leaving some fans pretty far away from the action.
View from the top row at AT&T Stadium, $190. Yikes. Hold on! Don't fall! pic.twitter.com/d4bSzYoZK8
— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) April 4, 2014
Or as one fan described it:
Don't wanna brag but I scored some last row tickets at AT&T Stadium for the Final Four. You can almost see the court: pic.twitter.com/RAz1yYvtkV
— Korked Bats (@korkedbats) April 5, 2014
Even the the event crew knew how ridiculous the situation was.
Welcome to the NCAA final four & AT&T Stadium! pic.twitter.com/pElcjimep8
— Jack Salzwedel (@AmFamJack) April 5, 2014
Now, the stadium shouldn’t be the focus of the Final Four, but in this case it is. Basketball was not designed to be watched by 100,000 fans in a stadium. The court is too small and the action is too quick.
The good news is even if fans are too far away from the action, they can watch the jumbotron hanging over the entire court.
In reality the situation isn’t that bad. Most fans are just happy to be there. The Final Four is a special event and and all joking is in good fun. Most fans probably feel like this:
— Jennifer Sampson (@jenhsampson) April 5, 2014
In the end, maybe the Final Four does deserve to be on such a grand stage. Not many sporting events hold as much interest for fans or glory for players. Why shouldn’t our best college athletes fight for glory on the biggest stage possible?
[Photo Credit: David Jones]