Hi all! I'm gearing up to take my boys to a football game this fall and was wondering what your experience with taking children into Beaver Stadium has been like. I have a lot of personal memories of going to games as a child, but certainly none of them are from when I was 18mos old, like my lads will be this fall. So I get that they won't 'remember' their first game and, as such, a case can be made that the experience will largely be for me and for my memories. But I also expect that they will be full of wonder at the event, the people and the size of the stadium. We plan to take them all the way to our seats for however long they last and to do plenty of walking around (I'm thinking the ramps will be fun for them) and plenty of carrying them on our shoulders, so I'm guessing our expectations are fairly realistic. Can you share what your experiences have been and with children of what age?
I'm also very curious if any of you have managed to carry a child past the ticket scanners without having to burn a game ticket on them. I'm mostly emotionally prepared to drop a game ticket (and $110) for each of them for the experience, but, as you might guess, I'd be very, very interested in hearing any tales of sneaky avoidance of such a fee. I also really love storytelling, so please go wild in this department if you are so inclined. Thanks in advance. We are!