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(Daily Hive)   $10 U.S. for Starbucks? Vancouver fans attending Seattle Kraken inaugural home game irked by Valhalla-high concession prices   (dailyhive.com) divider line
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2021-10-25 11:24:53 AM  
So they are just starting to notice the inflation problem?
 
2021-10-25 12:26:28 PM  
What did you expect?

That was the highest franchise fee the NHL has ever seen.

They gotta make that money back somehow.


/retiring number 32 was stupid
 
2021-10-25 1:15:00 PM  
Wait till they find out how much it costs with a handjob.
 
2021-10-25 1:16:59 PM  

Rev.K: What did you expect?

That was the highest franchise fee the NHL has ever seen.

They gotta make that money back somehow.


/retiring number 32 was stupid


Shortsighted...what's their backup goalie going to wear in the 2033-34 season.
 
2021-10-25 1:17:21 PM  
They are also selling beers for 16.00 each.  Guess I will be sneaking my booze in.
 
2021-10-25 1:20:06 PM  
Climate Pledge Center?
 
2021-10-25 1:26:10 PM  
Everybody's rich in Seattle

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2021-10-25 1:29:02 PM  
The "kraken" is the stupidest farking team name I think I've ever heard....

/doesn't Starbucks coffee cost $10 a cup even at non-stadium locations?
 
2021-10-25 1:29:27 PM  
This is almost like when they caught the Seahawks and Mariners selling different size drinks that ended up being the same amount in slightly different shaped cups.
 
2021-10-25 1:30:04 PM  

Rev.K: What did you expect?

That was the highest franchise fee the NHL has ever seen.

They gotta make that money back somehow.



So you're saying that the high prices for food and drink at the arena are a necessary concession? 
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2021-10-25 1:32:18 PM  
There were some interesting food choices available, like tenderloin steak tartare and roasted bone marrow.

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2021-10-25 1:35:33 PM  

chevydeuce: The "kraken" is the stupidest farking team name I think I've ever heard....

/doesn't Starbucks coffee cost $10 a cup even at non-stadium locations?


needs updating.

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2021-10-25 1:35:50 PM  

dallylamma: Shortsighted...what's their backup goalie going to wear in the 2033-34 season.


This isn't 1965 where a team had one goalie wearing 1 and the other goalie wearing numbers between 29 and 35, with all skaters wearing numbers betwee 2 and 28.
 
2021-10-25 1:42:12 PM  

buckeyebrain: This isn't 1965 where a team had one goalie wearing 1 and the other goalie wearing numbers between 29 and 35, with all skaters wearing numbers betwee 2 and 28.


It is if you're Lou Lamoriello.
 
2021-10-25 1:42:37 PM  
I've heard Toronto is the most expensive in the league, though I wonder if that is still the case.
 
2021-10-25 1:48:15 PM  

Eightballjacket: I've heard Toronto is the most expensive in the league, though I wonder if that is still the case.


In Toronto's defense, I believe they sell a 32oz beer.

That's a big f*ckin' beer.
 
2021-10-25 1:51:00 PM  
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What an elaborate menu in Seattle, here is Prague. Drinks on the left, four types of sausage on the right.

// 49kc Pivo = $2.25 pints
 
2021-10-25 1:51:43 PM  

Rev.K: Eightballjacket: I've heard Toronto is the most expensive in the league, though I wonder if that is still the case.

In Toronto's defense, I believe they sell a 32oz beer.

That's a big f*ckin' beer.


And at least at a hockey game, the large beers stay cold longer.  I had a 16 ounce beer at a Tiger baseball game in 90 degree heat and it got warm fast.
 
2021-10-25 2:00:08 PM  

kdawg7736: So they are just starting to notice the inflation problem?


This isn't inflation, stadium/arena prices (at least int he US) have been sky-high for awhile now. It was around $10 for a beer at the Penguin's arena (whatever they're calling it now) years ago when I was there
 
2021-10-25 2:09:45 PM  
I went to a Cubs game 2 years ago and between the wife and I, I think we dropped 100 bucks on refreshments. And it wasn't that much either. I think we each had a hot dog, split some chicken tenders, and then had beers.
 
2021-10-25 2:09:59 PM  

chevydeuce: /doesn't Starbucks coffee cost $10 a cup even at non-stadium locations?


It does not. I mean, it depends on what you order. If you order the biggest drink with a bunch of espresso shots & extra pumps or squirts or whatever, then sure, you can get it up to $10 easy.

And honestly, stadium concessions have been excessive for a while & it's not really because of inflation or expensive venues. It's because they have a captive audience. They go through your shiat when you come in the door so you can't bring your own stuff. They don't let you leave without having to buy another ticket to get back in. It's the same reason stuff is so expensive behind security at the airport.

Now. On the other side of that coin, we all know that stadium concessions are overpriced. Are you there to save money? No. You are there to watch a game & maybe spend some money. No one is forcing anyone to buy anything.

Should we complain? Hell yes. Should we blame Starbucks? No.
 
2021-10-25 2:17:44 PM  

Rev.K: Eightballjacket: I've heard Toronto is the most expensive in the league, though I wonder if that is still the case.

In Toronto's defense, I believe they sell a 32oz beer.

That's a big f*ckin' beer.


a trenta beer.
 
2021-10-25 2:18:39 PM  

Di Atribe: And honestly, stadium concessions have been excessive for a while & it's not really because of inflation or expensive venues. It's because they have a captive audience. They go through your shiat when you come in the door so you can't bring your own stuff. They don't let you leave without having to buy another ticket to get back in. It's the same reason stuff is so expensive behind security at the airport.

Now. On the other side of that coin, we all know that stadium concessions are overpriced. Are you there to save money? No. You are there to watch a game & maybe spend some money. No one is forcing anyone to buy anything.


Concession prices don't have to be that high though. Up to the ownership on where to offer a deal to their audience.

https://mercedesbenzstadium.com/merce​d​es-benz-stadium-cuts-food-prices-secon​d-time/
 
2021-10-25 2:19:21 PM  
Double what I'd expect to pay at a store?

That is a f*cking BARGAIN for a stadium price.
 
2021-10-25 2:21:02 PM  

swankywanky: Di Atribe: And honestly, stadium concessions have been excessive for a while & it's not really because of inflation or expensive venues. It's because they have a captive audience. They go through your shiat when you come in the door so you can't bring your own stuff. They don't let you leave without having to buy another ticket to get back in. It's the same reason stuff is so expensive behind security at the airport.

Now. On the other side of that coin, we all know that stadium concessions are overpriced. Are you there to save money? No. You are there to watch a game & maybe spend some money. No one is forcing anyone to buy anything.

Concession prices don't have to be that high though. Up to the ownership on where to offer a deal to their audience.

https://mercedesbenzstadium.com/merced​es-benz-stadium-cuts-food-prices-secon​d-time/


I mean, didn't they do the original price cut after... umm... that one game?
 
2021-10-25 2:25:29 PM  

puffy999: swankywanky: Di Atribe: And honestly, stadium concessions have been excessive for a while & it's not really because of inflation or expensive venues. It's because they have a captive audience. They go through your shiat when you come in the door so you can't bring your own stuff. They don't let you leave without having to buy another ticket to get back in. It's the same reason stuff is so expensive behind security at the airport.

Now. On the other side of that coin, we all know that stadium concessions are overpriced. Are you there to save money? No. You are there to watch a game & maybe spend some money. No one is forcing anyone to buy anything.

Concession prices don't have to be that high though. Up to the ownership on where to offer a deal to their audience.

https://mercedesbenzstadium.com/merced​es-benz-stadium-cuts-food-prices-secon​d-time/

I mean, didn't they do the original price cut after... umm... that one game?


No. The low prices were planned from the beginning. advertising in some manner and goodwill gesture on the other.

I remember going to an orioles game while at a conference and adding up home much was being spent on beer just in my section.  Each row around me was at least several hundred dollars and  the seats were far from filled.  I hope they all had designated drivers
 
2021-10-25 2:26:33 PM  

chevydeuce: The "kraken" is the stupidest farking team name I think I've ever heard....


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2021-10-25 2:30:30 PM  

Cajnik: here is Prague. Drinks on the left, four types of sausage on the right.

// 49kc Pivo = $2.25 pints


When I went there, beer was cheaper than sodas or other beverages.

The only Czech you need to know is "Pivo Prosim"
 
2021-10-25 2:50:48 PM  

swankywanky: Di Atribe: And honestly, stadium concessions have been excessive for a while & it's not really because of inflation or expensive venues. It's because they have a captive audience. They go through your shiat when you come in the door so you can't bring your own stuff. They don't let you leave without having to buy another ticket to get back in. It's the same reason stuff is so expensive behind security at the airport.

Now. On the other side of that coin, we all know that stadium concessions are overpriced. Are you there to save money? No. You are there to watch a game & maybe spend some money. No one is forcing anyone to buy anything.

Concession prices don't have to be that high though. Up to the ownership on where to offer a deal to their audience.

https://mercedesbenzstadium.com/merced​es-benz-stadium-cuts-food-prices-secon​d-time/


I know they don't have to be. But they CAN be, so they often are.
 
2021-10-25 2:51:59 PM  
Seattle Krakens would be a perfectly cromulent name. Sounds like an Arena Football team, maybe, but fine.

Kraken, singular, is some disappearing-up-its-own-ass we're-all-in-this-together nonsense. Along with retiring #32 just to retire something.
 
2021-10-25 3:01:55 PM  
One year we got chewed out at Ozzfest by Zakk Wylde for being a lackluster crowd. He wasn't wrong that the crowd had no energy but I don't think he fully appreciated that it was hot without a cloud in the sky all day to provide respite and that bottles of water were priced at $7 so people weren't paying for them. Some of the water fountains weren't working which meant that the lines for the few that did were ridiculous. Not a fun day, wish I had been into Black Label Society at the time however.
 
2021-10-25 3:10:35 PM  

WoodyHayes: One year we got chewed out at Ozzfest by Zakk Wylde for being a lackluster crowd. He wasn't wrong that the crowd had no energy but I don't think he fully appreciated that it was hot without a cloud in the sky all day to provide respite and that bottles of water were priced at $7 so people weren't paying for them. Some of the water fountains weren't working which meant that the lines for the few that did were ridiculous. Not a fun day, wish I had been into Black Label Society at the time however.


Harold Ballard approves!
 
2021-10-25 3:13:56 PM  
I paid 18 dollars a beer at a concert venue once. I should remember who was playing because I left relatively sober.
/don't remember.
 
2021-10-25 3:16:51 PM  
My wife and I went to Rogers Place in Edmonton a couple of years ago to see Elton John.

It is the only time I have been to Rogers Place and it's pretty nice, especially compared to the dump that is the Saddledome (but goddammit, it's our dump and we love it!)

A 16oz beer was $13.75

That's almost $1 an oz.


Holy. F*cking. Sh*t.


/we just stopped at a liquor store after
 
2021-10-25 3:35:35 PM  

chevydeuce: The "kraken" is the stupidest farking team name I think I've ever heard....

/doesn't Starbucks coffee cost $10 a cup even at non-stadium locations?


when was "release the kraken" a thing, like 2010? they're going to have buyer's remorse on that name real fast. then they'll pretend it doesn't exist, like how the Toronto Raptors just do "Toronto" and "We the North" now.
 
2021-10-25 3:43:40 PM  

ElwoodCuse: chevydeuce: The "kraken" is the stupidest farking team name I think I've ever heard....

/doesn't Starbucks coffee cost $10 a cup even at non-stadium locations?

when was "release the kraken" a thing, like 2010? they're going to have buyer's remorse on that name real fast. then they'll pretend it doesn't exist, like how the Toronto Raptors just do "Toronto" and "We the North" now.


Seattle hockey team.
 
2021-10-25 4:17:41 PM  
You're going to a sports ball game or you're going to country Buffet make up your mind.
 
2021-10-25 4:19:28 PM  

gbv23: Everybody's rich in Seattle

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Yeah in 1985
 
2021-10-25 4:25:38 PM  
Back in the day I used to go to a LOT of Colorado Rockies games.
(Way too many to afford onsite food and drink)

I would smuggle my beer using a Cheez-It Box, inside which I could fit five Coors Extra Gold cans. I would leave the top sealed and access the box from the bottom. When searching my bag the security team never actually removed the box from my backpack, they just moved it around to check out the bag innards and saw it was "sealed".

For food, there was a Taco Bell in the stadium.
The bean burritos were the single cheapest food item in the entire stadium at 1.75. Nothing else even came close.
 
2021-10-25 5:00:08 PM  

Dafatone: Seattle Krakens would be a perfectly cromulent name. Sounds like an Arena Football team, maybe, but fine.

Kraken, singular, is some disappearing-up-its-own-ass we're-all-in-this-together nonsense. Along with retiring #32 just to retire something.


I hate the name either way because it has f*ckall to do with the region or any ancestral culture here (native or not). FFS it would have made more sense in Minnesota, at least there are Scandinavian folk there.
 
2021-10-25 5:03:19 PM  
*siiiigh*

What could have been....

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2021-10-25 5:26:48 PM  

Eightballjacket: I've heard Toronto is the most expensive in the league, though I wonder if that is still the case.


A Redditor had made a beer price index back in 2014 for per-ounce domestic cost:

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Business Insider had this one, but misleading at first glance since it's for different sizes (Pens and Rangers on either extreme are the same price per ounce).

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All this to say that it's 7 years later and the amount of beer the Leafs make me want to drink has only increased since, so who knows?
 
2021-10-25 7:05:03 PM  

ds_4815: Eightballjacket: I've heard Toronto is the most expensive in the league, though I wonder if that is still the case.

A Redditor had made a beer price index back in 2014 for per-ounce domestic cost:

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Business Insider had this one, but misleading at first glance since it's for different sizes (Pens and Rangers on either extreme are the same price per ounce).

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All this to say that it's 7 years later and the amount of beer the Leafs make me want to drink has only increased since, so who knows?


Meanwhile in Boston:

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2021-10-25 7:18:12 PM  

TDWCom29: kdawg7736: So they are just starting to notice the inflation problem?

This isn't inflation, stadium/arena prices (at least int he US) have been sky-high for awhile now. It was around $10 for a beer at the Penguin's arena (whatever they're calling it now) years ago when I was there


I remember back in 2016 when I went two playoff games in Pittsburgh Molson in a tall can is $8-9.
 
2021-10-25 7:18:41 PM  

kdawg7736: TDWCom29: kdawg7736: So they are just starting to notice the inflation problem?

This isn't inflation, stadium/arena prices (at least int he US) have been sky-high for awhile now. It was around $10 for a beer at the Penguin's arena (whatever they're calling it now) years ago when I was there

I remember back in 2016 when I went two playoff games in Pittsburgh, Molson in a tall can is $8-9.


My phone needs to tell me when I forget a comma. LOL.
 
2021-10-25 7:49:52 PM  

buckeyebrain: WoodyHayes: One year we got chewed out at Ozzfest by Zakk Wylde for being a lackluster crowd. He wasn't wrong that the crowd had no energy but I don't think he fully appreciated that it was hot without a cloud in the sky all day to provide respite and that bottles of water were priced at $7 so people weren't paying for them. Some of the water fountains weren't working which meant that the lines for the few that did were ridiculous. Not a fun day, wish I had been into Black Label Society at the time however.

Harold Ballard approves!


The name didn't ring a bell but holy moly, this guy was apparently a real piece of work. I didn't see anything in there about shutting off water fountains, maybe it was elsewhere on his Wiki.

Maple Leaf Gardens under Ballard...Other incidents and anecdotes

I respect the effort put in at being a colossal cock.
 
2021-10-25 8:25:45 PM  

Di Atribe: It does not. I mean, it depends on what you order. If you order the biggest drink with a bunch of espresso shots & extra pumps or squirts or whatever, then sure, you can get it up to $10 easy.


Right. When I first saw the price, I didn't think the markup was that bad, since I easily drop $4-6 on a mocha or latte or whatever, depending on the size and amount of stuff I want.

Then I realized that this isn't $10 for a Starbucks *drink*, it's $10 for a cup of Starbucks *coffee*... which is a travesty of over-roasted, super-bitter sludge no matter what the price point is. I'm pretty sure their straight coffee actually is a preview of the products from Nutri-Matic drink dispensers. (I once made the mistake of getting "just coffee" from a Starbucks late at night; I ended up having to super-saturate the thing with sugar and creamer.)
 
2021-10-25 11:53:50 PM  

virulent_loser: chevydeuce: The "kraken" is the stupidest farking team name I think I've ever heard....

/doesn't Starbucks coffee cost $10 a cup even at non-stadium locations?

needs updating.

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I've been calling Starbucks 'Spendbucks' for years.  And no, I don't go there.
 
2021-10-26 12:16:00 AM  

TDWCom29: kdawg7736: So they are just starting to notice the inflation problem?

This isn't inflation, stadium/arena prices (at least int he US) have been sky-high for awhile now. It was around $10 for a beer at the Penguin's arena (whatever they're calling it now) years ago when I was there


It was about that for a vodka soda at a Panthers game the last time I went (2019).

I cured the problem by getting hammered in the parking lot before the game, and slowly sobering up. By the end of the 3rd period I'm ready to drive the hour back north from the arena.
 
2021-10-26 3:41:50 AM  
Starbucks sucks and any true Seattle sports fan doesn't buy coffee from them...or anything else.
 
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