It’s a shame that the facilities in the West Stand, black cats bar etc, can’t be replicated throughout the ground, with the same type of thing on the concourse.
Since I moved over here I’ve been astonished at the differences between stadiums here and the UK
This is Houston’s
To be fair their modern stadiums often feel more like food courts / malls with sports fields inside them. Minute Maid Park has a Papa John’s in it!
That being said, if they could replicate the beer dished out by St Arnold’s at MMP, the half time refreshments would be greatly improved at the SOL.
I went to Fenway Park in Boston a few years back whilst on honeymoon, just got cheap seats in the bleachers as I wasn't convinced the wife would sit out the entire game, but even the concourses there, the oldest ground in the MLB, were lightyears ahead of the SoL both in size/space and bars.
As has been suggested, if they could redbuild the outer walls/gates back to make more room that would be ideal. The "fanzone" was a good idea in principle, but poorly implemented. Make that a more permanent area, wall it off etc. Maybe even build a "Club Bar" or something. Could keep this open for halftime and even after the game, drinks offers at the bar, bands on, at least try to extend the matchday experience and give people a reason to stay and spend money on site.