It kills me that they left the track there after they redid the facility. But honestly the track is not that bad. I’ve watched games on both sides. You won’t have any issues seeing the game. The sight lines are very good, you’re on top of the players. If you watch from the home side it feels like you’re ten feet off the field down toward the base of the bleachers on each end. Look at it this way, too: you can enjoy an Irish coffee or a nice ‘shoe and no one will bother you (so as long as you’re discreet and not bothering anybody.) Its really hard for someone at field level to observe the stands there.scott1297 wrote: ↑Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:57 pmI hate fields with tracks around them they are terrible as far as a fan perspective. Pits us fans that much farther away from the field dag gone it! Lol I sure wish they would have found a better host!formerfcfan wrote: ↑Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:00 pmGlad you asked. Sooner or later I figured some advice would be summoned.
There are three places to park, but neither are incredibly large. There is the south lot that functions as the parking space abutting Thomas Ewing JH and the bus barn (marked on the attachment as “1”, the north lot that is by the high school and tennis courts “2”, and street parking along Arbor Valley Dr “3.”)
Tailgating: if you go in the north lot, you could ideally do tailgating in the lot. The north lot is a little bit of a walk but not an insufferably long one. I’ve never seen anyone do a notable tailgate there in recent memory, but then again this is only Lancaster’s second year of hosting playoffs after the longest hiatus. You may want to do it a little deeper and further off into the lot. When I was in school, we did a tailgate with our class in the grass field by the entrance from the south lot. It was a great time. But we also made sure to do our drinking before the tailgate. However, I’m not too sure if the site administration at Lancaster have become complete tight-asses since then. That area is also where the sheriff’s deputies tend to park for the Lancaster HS games. Unsure if they’ll be there for a playoff game.
I know the track is a bummer. But I advise you give Fulton Field a chance and not come to any conclusions on the viewing experience because of it. I may be biased of course, but the facility is beautiful and tradition-rich. It’s largely considered a top venue in Central Ohio amongst the football forum fandom ‘back in the day and even today.