In today’s modern media environment, with DirectTV’s NBA, NFL and MLB packages, I’ve heard many a friend and colleague argue that they much prefer staying at home to watch a game over going to the game itself.
Fifteen years ago, I would’ve laughed at that. However, today, with high definition, The Red Zone Channel, my 46” flat-screen and its ridiculous surround sound system, I see their point.
The picture on the television is as good as almost any seat, there’s no lines for the bathroom, you won’t get stuck in traffic, and if the game is a blowout, you can just change the channel to a more competitive game.
Still, nothing quite compares to going to a game, listening to the broadcasters on AM radio on the drive there, watching your team warm up before the game and the thrill and energy of cheering alongside tens of thousands of hometown sport’s fans.
However, the one thing, at least for me, that most separates the in-person experience from staying at home, is stadium food.
I’m a bit of a health nut. I watch what I eat almost every meal. The exception being when I go to a game. You can’t go to a Pittsburgh Steelers game in the middle of winter, surrounded by die-hards of the Steel City and chomp away on a salad. You’d get thrown out of the place.
I’ve seen live sporting events in almost every state in America, tasting stadiums' most celebrated treats. And here, for you, I’ve compiled a lifetime of research to give you a culinary review of America’s best stadium food, so that you won’t miss out.