They locked down @MBStadium for @realDonaldTrump an hour ago and myself and a thousand fans have been waiting in the rain to get in. Let’s just say there were plenty of boos when Trump arrived pic.twitter.com/6XIr8YO5gO— Andy Scholes (@AndyScholesCNN) January 8, 2018
Georgia losing in overtime wasn't the only disappointment for fans during the National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium last night.
Many people got stuck outside for hours, when they stopped the doors to allow the President to get into the building. Many of those fans miss kick-off and some of the 1st quarter. This is a pretty big deal when you've paid more than a mortgage payment for one seat at the game. Some people paid upwards of $25K.
Hearing of long security backups getting into stadium. 30 minutes to kickoff and there's a whole lot of empty seats. Would stink to pay $2K for a ticket and miss kickoff.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 9, 2018
Others had to deal with getting rain on inside the stadium as the roof was leaking, according to some fans.
So there is a fairly steady drop of water falling from the ceiling on the field in front of us, here at the 20 yard line closest to the end zone that says Georgia.— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) January 8, 2018
Angry crowds locked outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. People throwing insults and punches. Meanwhile, inside, the roof is leaking. What a mess! #NationalChampionship #ugafootball #Alabamafootball— mike hiserman (@MikeHiserman) January 8, 2018
I was curious why the stadium looked pretty empty at the beginning of the game, when I was watching it at home. This explains where people where at.
30 minutes until kickoff and the crowd looks like a Hawks-Nets game at Phillips Arena. pic.twitter.com/d754Eywq5N— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) January 9, 2018