Saying you won't go to a game because you can't smoke is the DUMBEST thing I've heard here. And lawsuit from this Chucktheduck? Are you serious? There is absolutely no possible way a lawsuit can be made because you are not allowed to proceed with a habit.
The problem with the balcony is the smoke that comes into the arena. I've had people who were sitting in the sections come to me and complain about smelling smoke and it does get pretty bad. Also there is food right there and it becomes an even bigger health hazard. There will also be changes made near the balconies which would have made it a bigger issue to have smoking there. I don't agree with the e-cig though. But I guess it's because they lead to confusion about if it's a real cig or not. People could complain about seeing someone smoke while it's just electronic but they don't know because they just see a cloud of smoke rise in front of them.
It's going to be interesting seeing it be enforced outside at championship plaza. But I guess it'd be the same as like at amusement parks? I dunno.
But this policy makes me happy because i hate smoke and the smell and the act of smoking. A lot of people smoke when they drink and that's the issue, not going for 3 hours without one. The cigar stand will most likely take a hit because people can't buy a cigar and then go to the balcony and smoke. Also, it's going to be annoying with people trying to leave to smoke and wanting to come back in. It has been problems in the past already.
I'm just waiting for the "I can't have a smoke while i'm here? That's so stupid" and I will have to refrain from saying "You want to have a smoke? I think THAT's stupid."