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Concession prices at the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium

Gary from The East End : Admin : 7/11/2017 10:38 pm
Is a beer $12 yet at the new stadium?  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 7/11/2017 10:40 pm : link
Oh to live outside the Northeast.
God fucking bless them  
GMenLTS : 7/11/2017 10:40 pm : link
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Would love to see the menu  
B in ALB : 7/11/2017 10:55 pm : link
But the humongous bbi ad covers the entire fucking thing.

Donate!
Are those dollars, or german marks?  
Mad Mike : 7/11/2017 10:56 pm : link
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Great concept on Blanks part makes him look like a saint.  
bigblue1124 : 7/12/2017 7:02 am : link
The company they have to run concessions Levy is one of the cheapest ones out there. The way concessions like this work is companies bid on the account based on the budget set for that program by ownership. The majority of them like Levy/Sodexo/Aramark and such always undercut the proposal to get the account. And when it is all said and done they canít run the numbers for the budget without providing cheap quality food and paying their workforce minimum wage. In this type of industry the old adage you get what you pay for will truly be the case.

My guess is after the first or second home game all you will hear about the new stadium will be complaints on food, service, people getting sick from the food and overall hygiene.

Unless Blank has subsidized the concessions which I do not see happening all they did was give parameters to the dining service on pricing and menu options. The rest is up to the company that provides service to meet budget and at those prices with the staff they would need something has to give.

Bottom line Blank could not pay me to eat that food.
RE: Great concept on Blanks part makes him look like a saint.  
Gussi41 : 7/12/2017 7:16 am : link
In comment 13525965 bigblue1124 said:
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The company they have to run concessions Levy is one of the cheapest ones out there. The way concessions like this work is companies bid on the account based on the budget set for that program by ownership. The majority of them like Levy/Sodexo/Aramark and such always undercut the proposal to get the account. And when it is all said and done they canít run the numbers for the budget without providing cheap quality food and paying their workforce minimum wage. In this type of industry the old adage you get what you pay for will truly be the case.

My guess is after the first or second home game all you will hear about the new stadium will be complaints on food, service, people getting sick from the food and overall hygiene.

Unless Blank has subsidized the concessions which I do not see happening all they did was give parameters to the dining service on pricing and menu options. The rest is up to the company that provides service to meet budget and at those prices with the staff they would need something has to give.

Bottom line Blank could not pay me to eat that food.


What about drinking their beer?
What is the beer price?  
UConn4523 : 7/12/2017 7:21 am : link
Can't see it in the pic
RE: What is the beer price?  
AnnapolisMike : 7/12/2017 7:24 am : link
In comment 13525972 UConn4523 said:
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Can't see it in the pic


$5. For a bud light. There will be premium options available as well
Good for the Falcons.  
AnnapolisMike : 7/12/2017 7:32 am : link
They will make it up by volume.

I was at Kings Dominion amusement park a month ago. $4 for a water. It is amazing what it costs for food and drinks at most entertainment venues and parks.

I was going going to be in Boston in August and was thinking about taking the family to Fenway. Four Tickets would have been $300 or more and concessions would have been another $100. Not worth it for a family that is mildly interested in baseball.
RE: RE: Great concept on Blanks part makes him look like a saint.  
bigblue1124 : 7/12/2017 7:47 am : link


What about drinking their beer? [/quote]

If the beer is cold absolutely

Curious as far as the size for 5 bucks, And I am sure all the rest of the brands will be the standard 8-12 bucks per.
Customer focus and service?  
weeg in the bronx : 7/12/2017 8:07 am : link
Novel concept in today's NFL
RE: Would love to see the menu  
I Love Clams Casino : 7/12/2017 8:13 am : link
In comment 13525913 B in ALB said:
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But the humongous bbi ad covers the entire fucking thing.

Donate!

you're welcome -
click - ( New Window )
RE: Great concept on Blanks part makes him look like a saint.  
njm : 7/12/2017 8:28 am : link
In comment 13525965 bigblue1124 said:
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The company they have to run concessions Levy is one of the cheapest ones out there. The way concessions like this work is companies bid on the account based on the budget set for that program by ownership. The majority of them like Levy/Sodexo/Aramark and such always undercut the proposal to get the account. And when it is all said and done they canít run the numbers for the budget without providing cheap quality food and paying their workforce minimum wage. In this type of industry the old adage you get what you pay for will truly be the case.

My guess is after the first or second home game all you will hear about the new stadium will be complaints on food, service, people getting sick from the food and overall hygiene.

Unless Blank has subsidized the concessions which I do not see happening all they did was give parameters to the dining service on pricing and menu options. The rest is up to the company that provides service to meet budget and at those prices with the staff they would need something has to give.

Bottom line Blank could not pay me to eat that food.


He couldn't pay me to drink Bud Light, but the margin on a 12 oz. draft is probably about $4.50 out of the $5. cost. And I've never heard of someone getting sick from a pretzel. No, they won't be paying the workers $20. per hour but they don't have to go all the way down to whatever the Ga. minimum wage is.
I'm sure the food will suck..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/12/2017 8:34 am : link
but you really can't fuck up hot dogs, pretzels, nachos and popcorn all that much anyway.

I very rarely get anything to eat at an NFL game, but when I do, splurging for the BBQ nachos at $14 isn't high on my list of choices.
Blank was on Francesa and he said he wanted it to be family friendly  
Victor in CT : 7/12/2017 8:42 am : link
that it's a football game not a formal dinner. Too many teams (Yankees, Mets, etc) have forgotten that it's a sporting event.
Complaints are going to be about the food and service?  
jcn56 : 7/12/2017 8:54 am : link
Have you ever paid for anything inside of MetLife? I've had to, practically at gunpoint when I've taken my kids - it's awful. How could hot dogs or what they try to pass as hot cocoa (warm brown water, essentially) be any worse?

Football is the one sport where I can't understand why anyone would care about the concessions. Half the deal is the tailgate, why go into the stadium and overpay for garbage?
I don't go to sporting events much anymore  
UConn4523 : 7/12/2017 8:55 am : link
for a bunch of reasons, but I always thought that they did it right at Camden Yards. Its been a good 7 or 8 years since I've been there but they had it set up almost like a fair where you'd have different styles concessions all along the outfield perimeter.
The food might make Falcon fans as sick as the  
Jimmy Googs : 7/12/2017 8:57 am : link
second half of that SuperBowl...
Since I'm a total beer snob  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 7/12/2017 9:05 am : link
I don't consider Bud Light to be beer, but if they have other draft brews for $5...well, damn. Good for them.
And to top it off I was just in Atlanta  
BlueHurricane : 7/12/2017 9:07 am : link
Mercedes Benz stadium is absolutely amazing. Did a walk through as part of an event I was at at Georgia World Congress. Very jealous of the Dirty Bird fans
They let you bring food and water in to Met Life....  
Sect 146 : 7/12/2017 9:10 am : link
so I fill up and booze out at the tailgate then bring in a bag of pretzels or nuts and a bunch of waters in plastic bottles. Haven't purchased food at a game in years. Maybe a beer here and there. Can even bring in subs in clear plastic wrap if you have a family. Just need to be smart to save money.
Nothing like paying $8.50 for a hot dog at the stadium  
Ten Ton Hammer : 7/12/2017 9:12 am : link
For that authentic New York experience.
RE: Nothing like paying $8.50 for a hot dog at the stadium  
HomerJones45 : 7/12/2017 9:22 am : link
In comment 13526036 Ten Ton Hammer said:
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For that authentic New York experience.
Yes, the $40+ for two beers and two dogs is a gourmet experience. And the investment advice and discussion on which Mercedes to buy among the workers as a concession stand was interesting.
RE: Good for the Falcons.  
Greg from LI : 7/12/2017 9:28 am : link
In comment 13525977 AnnapolisMike said:
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They will make it up by volume.

I was at Kings Dominion amusement park a month ago. $4 for a water. It is amazing what it costs for food and drinks at most entertainment venues and parks.


Kings Dominion charges $6.99 for a fucking frozen banana. Not kidding. We have season passes to KD but never, ever buy the food there. We bring a cooler, leave it in the car, and go eat it at the picnic tables when we want lunch.
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Danny Kanell : 7/12/2017 9:31 am : link
I normally don't complain about beer prices because what's the point? It's always been like that. But I just went to a concert at Jones Beach and got a Founders All Day IPA for $19. Nineteen dollars! It was $43 dollars for 2 beers and a water. If I didn't have a mild drinking problem and really wanted the beer, I wouldn't have bothered.
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SFGFNCGiantsFan : 7/12/2017 9:37 am : link
In comment 13526056 Danny Kanell said:
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I normally don't complain about beer prices because what's the point? It's always been like that. But I just went to a concert at Jones Beach and got a Founders All Day IPA for $19. Nineteen dollars! It was $43 dollars for 2 beers and a water. If I didn't have a mild drinking problem and really wanted the beer, I wouldn't have bothered.


A Founders All Day IPA for $19? J.F.C. That is one of the most absurd things I've read.

The most I ever paid for a brew was $15 & change for a Harpoon @ a Red Sox game a few years back.
Also what could happen ...  
MotownGIANTS : 7/12/2017 9:44 am : link
"Rent" in the stadium for food chains will be high. So if you want premium food you'll have that option but this way families can afford to go, a hot dog is a hot dog ....
pretty amazing  
Giants86 : 7/12/2017 12:32 pm : link
plus they are a good team. Interesting to see what happens in several years? Perhaps they raise them.
RE: RE: Nothing like paying $8.50 for a hot dog at the stadium  
Victor in CT : 7/12/2017 12:37 pm : link
In comment 13526049 HomerJones45 said:
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In comment 13526036 Ten Ton Hammer said:


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For that authentic New York experience.

Yes, the $40+ for two beers and two dogs is a gourmet experience. And the investment advice and discussion on which Mercedes to buy among the workers as a concession stand was interesting.


The few times my son and I go the Yankee Stadium, we eat at Dominick's on Arthur Ave. For what it would cost for 2 beers, 2 sodas and 4 hotdogs we have and Italian feast with plenty to spare for a couple of cannolis to eat on the way to the Stadium
Wow! You can get a beer and a dog for $7!  
SterlingArcher : 7/12/2017 12:58 pm : link
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a sub-5% ABV  
UConn4523 : 7/12/2017 1:22 pm : link
session beer for $19 almost made me spit my food out just now. I'd rather be sober.
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BlueHurricane : 7/12/2017 2:23 pm : link
In comment 13526056 Danny Kanell said:
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I normally don't complain about beer prices because what's the point? It's always been like that. But I just went to a concert at Jones Beach and got a Founders All Day IPA for $19. Nineteen dollars! It was $43 dollars for 2 beers and a water. If I didn't have a mild drinking problem and really wanted the beer, I wouldn't have bothered.


How is your butthole healing???
RE: Great concept on Blanks part makes him look like a saint.  
Kivorka : 7/12/2017 2:57 pm : link
In comment 13525965 bigblue1124 said:
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The company they have to run concessions Levy is one of the cheapest ones out there. The way concessions like this work is companies bid on the account based on the budget set for that program by ownership. The majority of them like Levy/Sodexo/Aramark and such always undercut the proposal to get the account. And when it is all said and done they canít run the numbers for the budget without providing cheap quality food and paying their workforce minimum wage. In this type of industry the old adage you get what you pay for will truly be the case.

Looks great to me. Why the criticism? It hasn't even opened yet so what makes you the expert on the food?
My guess is after the first or second home game all you will hear about the new stadium will be complaints on food, service, people getting sick from the food and overall hygiene.

Unless Blank has subsidized the concessions which I do not see happening all they did was give parameters to the dining service on pricing and menu options. The rest is up to the company that provides service to meet budget and at those prices with the staff they would need something has to give.

Bottom line Blank could not pay me to eat that food.
Don't understand the criticism  
Kivorka : 7/12/2017 3:02 pm : link
Great concept and the prices are FANtastic. How would you know about the quality of the food?
RE: Great concept on Blanks part makes him look like a saint.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 7/12/2017 6:52 pm : link
In comment 13525965 bigblue1124 said:
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The company they have to run concessions Levy is one of the cheapest ones out there. The way concessions like this work is companies bid on the account based on the budget set for that program by ownership. The majority of them like Levy/Sodexo/Aramark and such always undercut the proposal to get the account. And when it is all said and done they canít run the numbers for the budget without providing cheap quality food and paying their workforce minimum wage. In this type of industry the old adage you get what you pay for will truly be the case.

My guess is after the first or second home game all you will hear about the new stadium will be complaints on food, service, people getting sick from the food and overall hygiene.

Unless Blank has subsidized the concessions which I do not see happening all they did was give parameters to the dining service on pricing and menu options. The rest is up to the company that provides service to meet budget and at those prices with the staff they would need something has to give.

Bottom line Blank could not pay me to eat that food.


I'm not sure if you intended it or not, but your post seems to be implying some kind of connection between high stadium food prices and better food quality, and I don't think that's a thing.
is this  
spike : 7/13/2017 10:29 am : link
1990 sign?
I bet...  
Mkdaman1818 : 7/14/2017 10:44 pm : link
I bet you that after 3 years the prices will go up. The low concessions is a draw to get more sidewalk fans in Atlanta in the door. Usually their games dont sell out, and I'm including the playoff games last year (tickets were available for face for both games pretty easily, and I went to the Seattle game).
Here's the catch  
Jim in Fairfax : 7/15/2017 1:51 pm : link

I never buy food in the stadium.  
EricJ : 7/15/2017 2:28 pm : link
That is what tailgating is for. Load up and go watch the game. If you cannot go without food for three hours after you have just inhaled food at your car, then you most likely have other issues.

That being said, those prices are not bad at all for a stadium. Don't credit the Falcons unless they are managing the foodservice operations themselves.
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