Why do you think home field advantage is so important in sports?


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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

I guess because of the crowd cheering the home team on ! Look at the Seattle Seahawks home games. The loudest stadium in the NFL. It helps the Home team want to win in front of the Home crowd. As far as importance? I think it's a morale issue.

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Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
Yep :)
Moga Deet
Moga Deet commented
Commentators on local sports radio were talking about how bad everyone's record is when playing against the Broncos in their stadium. I was surprised it matter so much.
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
Kind of the same in Seattle ! The home crowd is brutal ! lol
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Walt O'Reagun answered

Basically ...

1 - The "home team" does not have the stress of travel.  Especially if they have to cross time zones.

2 - The "home team" fans tend to turn out in higher numbers, since they don't have to travel

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