Different people enjoy experiences in different ways - you are assuming that the taking of pictures is to create memories, not for the pleasure of taking photos itself
I am making no assumptions. Just expressing an opinion. I can count at least half a dozen times in my life when I've ruined a great memory or experience by the very act of taking a camera and distracting myself from the moment with filtration, with isos, with af patterns, etc etc.
The assertion -as distinct from an assumption- I make, is that in my opinion it is sometimes better to enjoy the moment.
I really do love taking pictures. I love a new situation or challenge. I love the sound, the feeling, almost as much as getting it right.
My opinion is that the events will be well covered, there are going to be folk there with better access and probably better cameras, and almost definately more experience and skill (that is full time sports pro togs) but hey, its just an opinion.
If anybody else has the opinion that they want to see the event through a viewfinder, having spent a small fortune on tickets, to the chagrin of their partners, to the annoyance of others in the audience, then that is of course a their right and a matter for them.
Thanks for NOT shooting me down, LOL