Apparently beating traffic is more important than the chance to see your team pull out one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history.
With the Seahawks trailing the Packers in the fourth quarter, large numbers of Seattle fans decided to leave the stadium early, costing themselves the chance to see the Seahawks’ dramatic fourth-quarter comeback and overtime victory.
Some of those fans were still in the parking lot when they heard the roar of the fans who remained in the stadium, but unfortunately for those fans who left early, CenturyLink Field in Seattle has a strict no re-entry policy, and they weren’t allowed back in the game. As a result, some of those fans crowded around outside the concourse area and watched the end of the game through the windows, on the TVs inside the stadium.
Let this be a lesson to football fans everywhere: If you’re going to spend a lot of money to watch your team in a playoff game, go ahead and stick around for the ending, even if it’s looking bleak for the home team. You may someday want to tell your grandchildren about that time you saw one of the best finishes in football history. Your grandchildren will be unimpressed with a story about making good time on the way home from the stadium.