no brainer... b/w A and C due to "less" seats is wrong... we can count seats, so must use "fewer"
A is more concise and clear, so I pick it
Splendid analysis U2 lovergirl.
OA is A. 'Fewer' answers the question, "How many?" (fans, balls, hot dogs) and 'less' answers the question, "How much?" (soda, dirt, salt). This eliminates answer choices B, D, and E. Answer choice C is unnecessarily wordy and introduces temporal ambiguity.