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GWAE
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November 6th, 2019 at 7:34:50 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

You should head down and catch a game in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz stadium. I went to the Peach Bowl last year and was amazed at the concession prices. Hot dogs were $2 (I see they reduced them to $1.50 this year!) and soft drinks are $2, and they are self-serve with free refills. They still get you with the beer prices, though.

Self-serve sodas (actually I think all sodas are "Cokes" in Atlanta, like "pop" is in the midwest) is such a brilliant idea. Based on personal experience, 80% of the time I spend in the concession lines at games is waiting for the concessionaires to fill the drink cups. Hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, etc. are all right there, they just grab them and throw them on the counter. But it takes ~30 seconds to fill each cup. Plus, each machine is shared by 2 lines, so if you both want a Sprite, one has to wait on the other.

If they didn't suck so hard, this would make me consider becoming a Falcons fan! I hear Alt United does fairly well, though.

BTW, did anyone catch Kevin Harland's call of the black cat on MNF? Pretty funny; he even squeezes in a sponsor plug.



I did hear about that last year. I guess it went well if they did it again this year. I guess the debate is, is a lot at a small price better than less at a larger price.

When I go to any sporting events I buy 1 refillable pop at around $8 and 1 nachos at $8-$10. wife and I share both. Kids usually end up with something small as well. Even with me being cheap we spend about $40. At the soccer game I spent about $50 and had nachos, pop, beer, popcorn, hamburgers, and a hotdog. So I spent the same but we were much happier and have told people about the prices instead of complaining about the prices.
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FleaStiff
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November 6th, 2019 at 10:08:37 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

So I spent the same but we were much happier and have told people about the prices instead of complaining about the prices.

THAT is the way to market a stadium: overcome the impulse for monopolistic laziness. Steam clean the place every night, make sure the concessionaires provide good value and short lines, provide picnic tables for those who want to bypass the concessions completely.
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November 6th, 2019 at 10:12:31 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

THAT is the way to market a stadium: overcome the impulse for monopolistic laziness. Steam clean the place every night, make sure the concessionaires provide good value and short lines, provide picnic tables for those who want to bypass the concessions completely.



Idk about the picnic tables. You can't even get a cooler into most stadia these days. Maybe out in the parking lots, it would be sort of useful.
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November 6th, 2019 at 12:48:32 PM permalink
More people should purchase Spy/camera glasses for their trip report pics.
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November 6th, 2019 at 3:31:43 PM permalink
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More people should purchase Spy/camera glasses for their trip report pics.

I'm still pissed off Google Glasses become a big hit. Too many creepers I guess.
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