posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 03:38 PM
reply to post by AngryAlien
well somebody is responsible for how packed a stadium is or arena, somebody has to manage that even in America and it is not the fans who are
responsible for managing it. first of all the fan is right to assume if they are let in there must be enough capacity to hold them secondly you
cannot see from outside the ground how full the stadium is and when you walk in amongst a crowd it is impossible to know how many people are in that
section you are in let alone you knowing how many more can fit in to that section.
I can probably tell you the stadium capacities for most English football grounds, but i would not be able to tell you how much capacity each section
of the ground can hold, those managing the crowd and ground are the ones that would know this.
also you can buy tickets for a game, but people also pay on the day. the last time i went to a match it was a preseason friendly but a local derby,
the stand i was in was packed as was most of the ground, it was £5 to get in, there were no tickets needed. therefore somebody needed to manage the
crowd and ground capacity. when our stand was full they started opening more sections of the opposing supporters stands to people as they had less
fans and all the away supporting allocated stands were full, yet there was still more people wanting to see the game.
football is the biggest most played and supported sport out there, for certain high profile games even in lower leagues with a 20,000 plus capacity
ground it is easy to get more people turning up for a game than the stadium capacity.