This is a guest post by Nancy Zimmer. Nancy writes for TicketLiquidator.com, a site dedicated to helping sports fans find the best Fiesta Bowl tickets and seats to other sporting events that just might provide that opportunity for a perfect proposal.
Proposing to your significant other at a sporting event is something that should be very well thought out and planned in advance. If the move is done without taking certain things into account, it can be anywhere from awkward to completely disastrous. Follow these simple steps on how to plan a marriage proposal at a National sports game to ensure that popping the big question in front of a big crowd goes down swimmingly.
Contact the Public Relations Department
The people who control the scoreboards and public announcements should be privy to your situation in order for it to transpire as smoothly as possible. Get in touch with the public relations department at the stadium in the week leading up to the big day. Having the stadium operations people on your side will give you valuable confidence and can help to make the experience seamless. For a few hundred dollars, the stadium will post your message on the scoreboard, so folks who are worried that they might not be able to go through with the task will have an unflappable wingman.
Get Your Timing Right
Since proposing to your significant other should be done in a positive and upbeat environment, you should pop the question sometime in the first half of the game. To ask a person to be your life partner late into a 30-point shellacking would be awkward and perhaps even a bad omen. The best time to get down on one knee is late in the second quarter, when the crowd will still be full of life and you can use the halftime break to bask in the afterglow of your achievement, provided the answer is yes.
Buy an Aisle Seat
This is essential, as kneeling down and asking what might be the single most important question in your life is very difficult to do in the middle of a crowded row of boisterous fans. Securing an aisle seat should be done even before the ring is purchased. Allow your spouse to sit in the aisle seat, and stand up and walk out onto the stairs when you are ready for action. This allows for plenty of space by creating a small buffer zone between you two and the masses, and creates a clean angle for any stadium cameramen who want to capture the moment to show it on the scoreboard.
This advice extends far beyond asking a person to marry you, but you should be especially sure to harness your swagger when you are going to be proposing to someone in front of as many as 100,000 fans. Go into the experience with a little moxie and confidence, and a new chapter in your life is likely to begin.
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I helped arrange one on opening Night of the Nuggets season last year for one of my Buffalo Wild Wings contacts! Went great, got Game Ops involved, gave him aisle seats, and now they are married!
Great tips. TJ
I saw three proposals in the course of one Yankee game, it took away the romance and uniqueness from the moment in my opinion. A jumbo tron proposal would get an instant ‘try again’ from me, unless it’s from a player on the field à la Boise’s Ian Johnson.
How do I find the contact info for these people? I’m helping with my longest friends proposal and I have no idea how to contact the people that control the board!! Haha
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I can’t believe I just read a comment that a woman would say no to a proposal on a jumbo tron because it’s unoriginal. As if the man who you love asking you to spend your life with him isn’t romantic enough for you. Let alone a man being brave enough to risk udder humiliation to tell the world he wants you to be his wife isn’t “unique” enough.
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It’s the attitude of give me more, more, more…me, me, me,… I, I, I… that causes discontentment in people. Even when given genuine love they will never be satisfied, but they are ungrateful and blinded to the hole that creates.
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I work at the Cincinnati stadium as security for wess how could I do a proposal during half time
I’m buying tickets to the miami vs alabama game in atlanta georgia dept 4th and want to propose to my girlfriend during the game in front of the entire world. I need help setting this up to go smoothly.