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A sports arena is considering a new stadium design, one in which each block of seats would be in an enclosed weather-proof room with a view of the playing field and a large screen TV showing the action of play, including the instant replays typical of television broadcasts of sports games. The developer reasons that exposure to elements and lack of access to instant replays significantly limits the typical spectator's enjoyment of the live game.

This stadium design would be unlikely to increase the pleasure the spectators take from live games if they enjoyed

A) watching the game without interruptions from other spectators
B) coming to multiple games in a single season
C) viewing on a large screen television at home all games which they do not attend live
D) feeling the immediate camaraderie with the crowd of other spectators at the game
E) attending evening games more than midday games.

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A sports arena is considering a new stadium design, one in which each block of seats would be in an enclosed weather-proof room with a view of the playing field and a large screen TV showing the action of play, including the instant replays typical of television broadcasts of sports games. The developer reasons that exposure to elements and lack of access to instant replays significantly limits the typical spectator's enjoyment of the live game.

This stadium design would be unlikely to increase the pleasure the spectators take from live games if they enjoyed

A) watching the game without interruptions from other spectators
B) coming to multiple games in a single season
C) viewing on a large screen television at home all games which they do not attend live
D) feeling the immediate camaraderie with the crowd of other spectators at the game
E) attending evening games more than midday games.


Hi Harley,

Could you please explain how D is the answer. I chose C.
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A sports arena is considering a new stadium design, one in which each block of seats would be in an enclosed weather-proof room with a view of the playing field and a large screen TV showing the action of play, including the instant replays typical of television broadcasts of sports games. The developer reasons that exposure to elements and lack of access to instant replays significantly limits the typical spectator's enjoyment of the live game.

This stadium design would be unlikely to increase the pleasure the spectators take from live games if they enjoyed

A) watching the game without interruptions from other spectators
B) coming to multiple games in a single season
C) viewing on a large screen television at home all games which they do not attend live
D) feeling the immediate camaraderie with the crowd of other spectators at the game
E) attending evening games more than midday games.


Hi Harley,

Could you please explain how D is the answer. I chose C.


Hello KS15
The argument says that new desigh will isolate each block of seats in weather-proof room. So spectators will be isolated from the whole stadium. But creators of such design miss that maybe spectators come to the stadium for emotions that trigger by crowd of funs.

The answer D says that stadium design does not increase enjoyment of spectators if they like this feeling.
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"they do not attend live" in C is just a trap.
lesson, this is a fill-in-blank question, and test takers can treat it as a normal weaken question. No sweating.
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Hi Experts,
Do we not need to support here the developers' claim that exposure to elements (TV and weather proof room) will result in lower attendance of spectators at new stadium design?
C says people can have the same above experience at home, then why would they come to new stadium?
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A sports arena is considering a new stadium design, one in which each block of seats would be in an enclosed weather-proof room with a view of the playing field and a large screen TV showing the action of play, including the instant replays typical of television broadcasts of sports games. The developer reasons that exposure to elements and lack of access to instant replays significantly limits the typical spectator's enjoyment of the live game.

This stadium design would be unlikely to increase the pleasure the spectators take from live games if they enjoyed


C) viewing on a large screen television at home all games which they do not attend live -- OK, but what about the games THEY DO ATTEND? With (C) we are told that spectators enjoy the games they view at home, but there is no mention of their experience at the game. There is no comparison between the game and the home. Therefore, this cannot weaken our conclusion because there is no connection.

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This planned sports arena would protect people from the elements; it would prevent unwanted interruptions from other fans; and it would provide access to instant replay, something fans regularly enjoy watching the game on TV at home. These seem to be advantages, but we are asked for a reason that fans would not necessarily enjoy watching a game under these conditions. We want a weakener. (Any fan who regularly attends live sporting events may well find these plans questionable!)

The credited answer is (D): if sport fans enjoy the "rush" of being part of a crowd in a moment of excitement, that's precisely what would be lost if everyone were boxed away in their little containers. That feeling of camaraderie is a major draw for fans, and this is precisely what this new design does not take into account.

We want a weakener, and (A) is a strengthener: if folks didn't want interruptions from other spectators, being sealed off in a private container might sound good.

(B) is irrelevant: if a spectator comes to several live games in a single season, that would intensify any reaction --- whether that spectator likes or doesn't like something about the arena, they are going to see it multiple times. If they loved the new stadium, then this would be great. In and of itself, this simply doesn't provide a specific reason why they wouldn't enjoy it.

(C) is also a vague strengthener: if folks like watching the games on a large screen TV at home, then when they have that TV in their enclosed room at the stadium, they will feel right at home. This seems to strengthen the argument for the plan, and we need a weakener.

(E) is an even vaguer strengthener. We don't know where this stadium is geographically, but if it's cold or inclement in the evenings, then a weather-proof room would be appealing. Again, this seems to strengthen the argument for the plan, and we need a weakener.
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C) viewing on a large screen television at home all games which they do not attend live


We don't need the watching game at home because the question stem is about increasing the pleasure of the audience with the change in the stadium design. So we need to eliminate this. I know its so tempting.
GMAT is all about trapping!!.
answer is OPTION D.
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