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Moans over concessions lines at new Colorado stadium

Fans visiting Colorado State University’s first game at its new home have been happy with their parking and traffic experiences but complained about lines at concessions and a shortage of water.

The Coloradoan reports that fans at the on-campus $220 million facility generally gave rave reviews, with their biggest issue talked about on social media, were the queues of up to 45 minutes, several fans said on Twitter, and many of those stands ran out of bottled water on a day temperatures during the game reached 94 degrees, according to the Colorado State University weather station.

One fan said on Twitter that as many as 100 people at a time were lined up at stadium drinking fountains. Security policies prevent fans from bringing outside food or beverages into the stadium.

“I’m confident that we’ll get things figured out,” Parker told the news outlet, noting that the demand for stadium concessions was significantly higher than it had been for a game at Hughes Stadium, the 32,500-seat facility where CSU played home football games from 1968 through to 2016.

The report adds that there was a sellout crowd of 37,583 for the first game at the new stadium, a 58-27 win over Oregon State.  That’s about 1,000 more than the seating capacity of 36,500 but well below the facility’s total capacity of 41,000.

(Picture from CSU Stadium website)