When the United States men’s national team took on Guatemala in a Gold Cup warm up match on Friday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. it should’ve been a celebratory atmosphere. Instead fans were greeted with horendous lines in and out of the parking lots, even longer lines and a $10 bag-check fee, just a handful of open concession stands and virtually no ushers.
Let’s just say some of the 45,000 on hand were none to pleased with the experience in the stadium and getting in and out of it as well. Despite the USMNT’s win, the experience soured many people towards ever going back.
The question was, how could this big of a disaster have happened. Apparently the answer lies with stadium facilities inability to get over 100 workers to come to the game for minimum wage on the eve of Independence Day.
Or so said the head of Titans facilities on local Nashville radio station 104.5 The Zone.
So folks, there you have it, mystery solved.
It’s still wholly unacceptable and hopefully the Unites States Soccer Federation thinks twice or has some more guarantees for a better fan experience in the future. It’s a shame, because Nashville has done a great job getting USMNT fans to matches in good numbers in the past.