If the NFL ever wants to crackdown on stadium security, perhaps they should take a closer look at Azteca Stadium where people are kept in check by intimidating barbed wire fences.
ESPN cameras captured the prison-like atmosphere from the upper levels during Monday Night Football:
An old LA Times article from 1993 touched on the purpose of the barbed wire fence:
To discourage soccer hooligans, the field is surrounded by an eight-foot-wide, four-foot-deep moat. On the field side of the moat, there is a seven-foot-high chain-link fence. Inside the moat, strands of barbed wire are angled toward the seats.
We can’t argue with the concept — neither me nor BC Joe have found a fan fight video (yet).
The Black Hole should always be behind barbed wire imo pic.twitter.com/PwAnz18XwJ
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) November 22, 2016
— Thomas Salgado (@805BeachBoy) November 22, 2016