Thursday, March 13, 2014

Enraged hockey fans suing arena after overpaying for beer

A group of hockey fans are not pleased with how CenturyLink Arena, home of the Idaho Steelheads, has been charging $7 for a large beer that holds the same amount as a $4 small beer.

As you can see from the video, the large beer cup holds the same amount as a small cup. The only difference is the large cup is taller and thinner.

From the Associated Press:

Four fans filed the suit Tuesday in Boise’s 4th District Court against Block 22 LLC, which does business as CenturyLink Arena. Brady Peck, Michele Bonds and William and Brittany Graham are seeking $10,000 in damages.

Hey, $10,000 in damages seems a little excessive. But you know what? So does charging nearly twice as much for a large beer of the same size as a small.

For the record, CenturyLink Arena has announced they will begin issuing larger cups for a large beer, which hold approximately 24 ounces. It might be too little and too late though.

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  1. These 4 people are idiots....if you knew that it was the same amount and continued to pay for a large beer and getting the same amount as a small...Order a small beer then! It couldn't have happened more than once otherwise you are the fools. Pssst....The arena owners aren't the ones that do food and hospitality in their arena...they hire an outside sport service food/hospitality company to come in and run all the concessions and bars. The arena should counter sue them for wasting their time

    1. Not quite true.Some owners do indeed own the concessions.The Chicago Blackhawks are one I know of.They supply all the alcohol to the arena from their own company.Don't know about the Steelheads situation,but for sure not all arena owners hire outside companies as concessionaires

  2. That says alot about the fans that they can be fooled so easily

  3. not the same amount. the tall cup has lots of room left

  4. yeah the large cup holds about half an ounce more. Lets see, 3 bucks for a half ounce puts the price of a 12 oz beer at $72.00! $10,000.00 a drop in the bucket for such an outrage. There are laws about deceptive marketing.

  5. were they overcharging for the "large size" or undercharging for the "small"? guess it depends on whether you are a "glass half full" or "glass half empty" kind of person!