SETTING THESAURUS

SPORTING EVENT STANDS



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Excited fans wearing team jerseys and ball caps, their faces painted with team colors
Tiered seating with hard plastic chairs or benches
Numbered seats and rows
Concrete or metal steps covered in popcorn and receipt stubs
People waving foam fingers, pennants, team flags, or homemade signs
Cheerleaders in skimpy outfits shaking pom-poms
Cameras flashing
People recording the event with cell phones
Crumpled-up candy bags and frilly paper hot dog sleeves littering the ground
Vendors hawking food, souvenirs, and beer
Fans waving vendors over
Wet floors from spills
People sitting or standing shoulder to shoulder
Camaraderie between strangers as they discuss players and stats
People with gear tailored to the event (baseball gloves, football helmets, etc.)
Portable seat cushions
Jackets slung over the bench or seat back
Umbrellas in case the weather turns
Half-naked men with numbers painted on their chests
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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