Yesterday was certainly a unique experience at Milan Puskar Stadium. I have only been going to games since I graduated high school in 2016, and never did I imagine “limited capacity” and “social distancing” would ever be a thing.
Since owner of The Voice of Morgantown, Brad Smith, shared his game day experience, I felt obligated to share mine. In all honesty, this may have been the most fun I’ve ever had at a game.
My only true complaint were the masks. No, I am not an anti-masker. After three-plus hours of having one on, it simply just gave me a headache. Once I look past that, everything was fantastic, and safely done to boot.
As Coach Brown said in his postgame press conference, all fans appeared to be socially distant. How the athletic department separated the seats was perfectly executed, and I never felt any fellow Mountaineers were invading my personal space during this uneasy year of 2020.
It was odd seeing the band where the students usually sit, but they sounded awesome. After all, they’re The Pride of West Virginia – they’re always top notch.
Surprisingly, nobody has mentioned the traffic. This is always the most aggravating aspect of game day for me. I ABSOLUTELY HATE game day traffic in Morgantown – except for yesterday. Coming in was a breeze, and leaving was even easier. Usually it takes me more than an hour just to leave Morgantown. But in the case of yesterday, I was out of town in under ten minutes. Of course, limited capacity helped this issue of mine…but I’ll enjoy it while I can.
Overall, I had a blast and I hope to be back later this season. I usually have season tickets, but with the uncertainty of this year, I decided to opt out of them this season. Buying single game tickets is just something I’ll have to do this year, but if every game day this season is like yesterday, count me in!