Quote Originally Posted by PontBlue View Post
It was also easier to congregate together under a roof which contained and amplified the sound. The acoustics and seating arrangements of the new ground make it harder for the noisiest elements to be together and make a noise.
Don't think that makes any difference. People going to games are different. Think of some of the nutters we had following us in the 80s and 90s, coming up with some chants was something to do during the awful football. Now I think more people actually want to watch the game.