Ways Pro Sports Venues Mess With the Visiting Team
With millions of dollars on the line, everyone in the highly-competitive sports world is constantly looking for an edge. Some of these edges are completely within the rules, and the realm of good sportsmanship. But some edges are on the edge of crossing into seriously unsportsmanlike conduct.
Home field/court/rink advantage is the one place where venues can take serious liberties with visiting teams. We’re not accusing anyone of outright cheating here, but there’s no denying that, to gain an advantage, steps were taken to make a visitor’s experience less-than hospital.
The visiting athletes clearly took issue, but since we’ll never be preparing for a game in those venues (not, like, because we don't have the athletic ability… we just CHOOSE not to), we can just sit back and take in the hilarity. So, for all you professional sports team owners who are looking for an edge, here are 15 ways that sports venues fucked with visiting teams.