| OT The rising cost of concession stand food at ball games.

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A glimpse of the menu board at the Oilers game last night. Good lord almighty...and not a damn thing there to eat.

 

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Gotta make up for the low turnouts somehow.. I would suggest to stop pissing off your base viewership, but then again... i'm not in advertising/marketing.
 

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I would suggest to stop pissing off your base viewership, but then again
This image is from the Edmonton Oilers ... but since you've brought that up and a lot of us still remember the Houston Oilers ... here's an interesting note I ran across this morning.

One of the surprising ratings stories this week came from the Texans' game against the Panthers drawing less viewers in Houston than Cowboys-Saints. But the Dish-Fox dispute includes the Houston Fox affiliate, so that likely played a role.
 

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This image is from the Edmonton Oilers ... but since you've brought that up and a lot of us still remember the Houston Oilers ... here's an interesting note I ran across this morning.

One of the surprising ratings stories this week came from the Texans' game against the Panthers drawing less viewers in Houston than Cowboys-Saints. But the Dish-Fox dispute includes the Houston Fox affiliate, so that likely played a role.
So this is in Canadian dollars, not U.S. dollars. So $21.75 Canadian is $16.32 U.S.
 

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So this is in Canadian dollars, not U.S. dollars. So $21.75 Canadian is $16.32 U.S.
I assumed people would put Oilers, hockey, and Canada together. Maybe not.

Still, over $15 bucks for beer and popcorn? Almost $70 if a family of four gets wings and a soft drink? Heck man, I had a tab that was almost seventy last week that include shots (four liquors and a Red Bull,) taco's, and a few beers (bought a few of those for a friend.)

It's outrageous what they're charging now-a-day.
 

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I assumed people would put Oilers, hockey, and Canada together. Maybe not.

Still, over $15 bucks for beer and popcorn? Almost $70 if a family of four gets wings and a soft drink? Heck man, I had a tab that was almost seventy last week that include shots (four liquors and a Red Bull,) taco's, and a few beers (bought a few of those for a friend.)

It's outrageous what they're charging now-a-day.
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What the hell....
Do they think these people are coming to a movie theater?
 

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Concessions every where has gotten out of hand and I wish we would all decide to boycott concession food. People already pay enough for tickets!
 

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And this is exactly why this old man would rather get together with friends, grill out and watch the game. You can grab snacks or go to the bathroom during a commercial. If the game happens to not go the way you had hoped, you can change the channel
 

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And this is exactly why this old man would rather get together with friends, grill out and watch the game. You can grab snacks or go to the bathroom during a commercial. If the game happens to not go the way you had hoped, you can change the channel
There aint nuthin like being at the stadium for an exciting game though
 

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lmao who in the hell would be willing to pay that? I honestly believed that after the Atlanta Falcons made their fan-friendly concession prices (and then the fact that they ended up like tripling their concession sales after that) more teams would do that. Especially because this is a baseball game and those games can last FOREVER, this almost comes off like price gauging to me.
 

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What the hell....
Do they think these people are coming to a movie theater?
Man our theater here - they just built a brand new a couple of years ago - decided they were going to provide actual meal foods (chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, etc.) along with the usual theater food and it's really reasonable. Chicken nugget combo for like $7, which is about what you will pay anywhere. The popcorn and candy is still outrageous to me but at the same time you can get a huge bucket of popcorn for $20 that gives you a free refill each time you come to the theater for the entire year (as long as you bring the bucket with you each time). My wife and I decided to check out a movie when we stayed in Pensacola earlier this year and I didn't realize just how spoiled we had gotten until I went to up there and bought two cokes, two nachos and it was $20.
 

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Man our theater here - they just built a brand new a couple of years ago - decided they were going to provide actual meal foods (chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, etc.) along with the usual theater food and it's really reasonable. Chicken nugget combo for like $7, which is about what you will pay anywhere. The popcorn and candy is still outrageous to me but at the same time you can get a huge bucket of popcorn for $20 that gives you a free refill each time you come to the theater for the entire year (as long as you bring the bucket with you each time). My wife and I decided to check out a movie when we stayed in Pensacola earlier this year and I didn't realize just how spoiled we had gotten until I went to up there and bought two cokes, two nachos and it was $20.
They just built a Premiere theater/bowling/gaming/restaurant in Pell City, pretty nice and it's overrun with folks. They have one in Biloxi near my son and his family in Ocean Springs, too. Their food is a bit more reasonable than some. The NCG near us in Acworth is decent, too.

Several of these newer companies are going on building sprees. It probably won't end well, I hate the shakeouts on bowling alleys and movie theaters. Special purpose properties like that go at a huge discount, usually end up as repurposed as Baptist churches so the Holy Spirit can have gravity on His side during the altar call.
 

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These people need to take a lesson from Arthur Blank(not on much else but on concessions). They are charging less than half of what others are charging, on average and they are making more profits.
 

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Last week I went to see Hall & Oates at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre and I paid $5.00 for a 20 Oz water bottle!
 

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People are paying $5 for a coffee drink. That alone tells you what people will pay for goods.
 

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When someone ask me to pay really inflated price, I tell them they value it way more than I do and walk away.
 

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