Mannequin overheads are not a new phenomenon, but they are particularly annoying for fans who are waiting in line for tickets.
A new study from Italian-based research company Statista has found that more than 90 percent of people in Italy who want to buy a ticket for a football match use the seats that have been the target of the maneouvre controversy.
While many fans are unhappy with the seats being moved and people complaining about their experience, the majority of the people who have a problem with the move say that they can’t stand the look of the seats, especially when they are not used to seeing a mannequin on the stadium’s terraces.
The seats are part of the new stadium, which will be opened in the spring, and the stadium has been criticised for its lack of attention to the fan experience, especially on the terraces and the stands.
This led to the removal of the chairs in the stands, and to the move of the stands in general.
The study found that only 11 percent of those who were unhappy with seats being removed did so due to the manes, with the rest saying they were upset by the new seating arrangement.
“The majority of people (70 percent) are upset with the new design, and they want the seats moved and the seats to be re-arranged,” the report said.
“The number of people who said they are unhappy about the maned seats is very small, but the majority (56 percent) feel they are unsatisfied and they do not feel safe sitting in a seat,” it added.
Statista found that 54 percent of respondents felt they would be less likely to be comfortable in a chair in front of a man if the seats were removed.
“The average person will find it difficult to get comfortable in front an open seat with a man in it, because of the posture,” it said.
However, some people are still upset about the move.
“I’m happy with the changes,” one fan told the newspaper Corriere della Sera.
“I like the way it looks.
I also like that I can see the faces of my team-mates, so it makes me feel more at home.”