Originally Posted by kittle42
As in, "Wow, that is completely right." Because it is.
I know a bunch of us like to join conversations like this to throw out the old "I guess I'm the type who comes to watch a game and doesn't need a state of the art scoreboard" statements. Yes, we *here* all are.
But the point is causal, non-lunatic fans like us so not feel this way. They *do* care what the park is like, whether the ushers smile, and stuff like that. It makes the trip pleasant and worth the money for them, and encourages them to come again.
Yeah, tourism is a big deal. When we're competing with the Cubs for tourists, and the Cubs don't need a modern stadium because of "atmosphere" or "history" or whatever you want to call it, the Sox need to stand out in other ways. We're not playing superior baseball, so we need to improve what we can. A modern stadium experience goes a long way in that regard.