I think, as an exercise, this post and subsequent comments reveal a few things:
- a louder fan experience is appreciated by the majority of people who've posted here.
- "older" and "younger" are better defined in this case as mindsets, not as age attributes. sure they align with age stereotypes, but based on posts here taken at face-value, age is not a determining factor towards contributing to a loud fan experience.
- said stereotypes deduce that "older" mindsets contribute negatively to a loud fan experience, "younger" mindsets contribute positively to a loud fan experience.
- while the majority of posts here are in favor of a "younger" fan experience, there's neither indication nor coordination from the venue as to which experience the host university prefers. it's safe to infer profit maximization is a priority given the rise in ticket prices to match demand.
With that said, I ask: with potentially-competing priorities between the venue and fans, why are we as fans going after each other's throats about age? We're fighting the wrong battle as far as I'm concerned. This is something, as fans, we should take up with the host and ask for clear indication as to what kind of fan experience it wants to foster.