A Stadium not that spectacular

I just recently got back from Las Vegas.  My main reason for going there was to watch the University of Hawaii against the University of Nevada-Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium.   As I was driving up to the stadium, I was disappointed to see that there was not much let you know that you were approaching the stadium.  Luckily I was with a bunch of people who had been there before.

I guess I’ve been spoiled with going to Las Vegas and imagine that everything is over the top in this city, but not this stadium.  Maybe it has something to do with the stadium actually being in Henderson and not Las Vegas?    We were eventually directed to dirt lot where there was some organization to the parking, but I’m glad I had a rental car and not my own as I would have to wash it after the game.

One of the pluses to a small stadium is that the walk from the parking lot to the entrance is really short.  I tried to equate the walk from the parking lot at Aloha Stadium to the entrance and it can seem like a mile before you get there.

When you enter, it is probably a 10 second walk to the tunnel where you find your seats are concrete bleachers and not seats.  It is clearly marked where your section is and the seat assignments are easy to find, just not too comfortable when you sit down.

Overall, it is a nice size stadium for a football program that has to be second to the school’s basketball program, which was made famous by Jerry “Tark the Shark” Tarkanian.  We shall see how ticket sales and school spirit changes when the school moves into the domed stadium that is being built for the Oakland Raiders for whenever they make the move from Oakland to Las Vegas.

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