Remember how I have a second website about fictionally traveling to every NFL stadium in one season? Finally, fiction is becoming a reality.
My son and I will take to the road, and between August 12 and December 20th, we plan on seeing every single NFL stadium.
Visiting every stadium started as a pure mathematical thought exercise. Since I have retired, the dream is much more obtainable, but I have a wife who works and two school-age children who aren’t as flexible. My daughter is not a football fan, and neither is my wife. My son is a football maniac, though. He follows the Falcons passionately. We even did an NFL draft live stream together.
My daughter also really wanted to go back to school in person. She loves playing pretend and sports at school with kids her age. On the other hand, my son does not want anything to do with school. He is about to enter eighth grade in a brand new state. He was constantly bullied and isolated at his old schools.
How do we accommodate our two wildly different children? My wife and I already struggled being separated when we tried to work on our new house alone. We didn’t want to split the family up, but we also didn’t want to avoid the challenge because of how much easier it is to follow social norms.
We told our 12-year-old son to figure out what a trip to every NFL stadium would look like. If he was going to be homeschooled on the road, he needed to know that budgeting and planning would be part of his education. We gave him a deadline, and he presented an initial plan that worked. He and I then spent another couple of days figuring out a reasonably optimal route, including trips back to Saint Louis and spending holidays with family. We succeeded.
I’ll keep most of the intense planning details to epicfieldtrip.com, so please feel free to follow our journey there in the coming months, but here’s the gist…
|Date||Away Team||Home Team|
|9/26/2021||Green Bay||San Francisco|
|11/22/2021||NY Giants||Tampa Bay|
There are 32 NFL teams, but only 30 stadiums as the NY and LA teams share a stadium. This creates the situation where we will never see the LA Chargers play a game. So ultimately, we will see 29 games in 115 days, on average a game every four days.
We saved a trip to Soldier Field for last. We both have already seen games in the stadium, and we will be able to see a Monday night game while we visit family in Chicago for Christmas. We also planned on spending Thanksgiving in Florida to be with his grandparents.
My Dad will join us for some of our midwest stadiums. We also are meeting one of Logan’s friends in Baltimore! Other family and friends are always welcome!
I’ll probably stop posting on this site for a while. But my son and I will continue posting updates on epicfieldtrip.com.
Let’s see some football!