And before those last 5 years, things were going pretty smoothly for the previous 25 or so years. What happened that this fan base can't accept to act like it did just 5 years ago? Has this fanbase turned into a bunch of man-children who have the incredible urge to curse and chant dumb chants and cannot fathom going to a game without them?
Also in that link there is this:
- Guests shall comply with the direction and instructions of Prudential Center staff.
That means its their rules or out you go. It's their building so they can do what they want and people seem to have trouble grasping at that.
First off, you are having a terrible time understanding that I mostly agree with your point about it being their building and their decision. I'm saying they are doing an awful and overly heavy-handed job of putting their ideas into action. You can't please everyone, but they have to understand they are going from pleasing one group to IMMEDIATELY pleasing another with no transition process. This will create backlash. It's natural. The only voice fans have, other than their physical voice which is now being silenced, is their wallet.
As for the lowly fans you can't stand, the fan base has gotten much younger with the move to Newark. Younger people act, well, younger. It's part of a growing fan base. I'm not a huge fan of the overly rowdy drunken crowd either. That's why I almost always sell off my NYR or Philly tickets. The worst seem to come out for those and it's not worth the hassle. But I understand that they enjoy the game differently than I do. As childish as they come off for demanding juvenile chants and drinking until they are sick (and it is childish), you ALSO come off in a childish manner by demanding that everyone see things through your prism and not acknowledging other peoples ideas of 'fun' just because it doesn't match your own. If they don't want to spend their hard earned money on a slightly cleaner experience than what they are used to, that is their prerogative. And again, I say this as someone who probably enjoys games in a very similar manner to how you enjoy them.