Sabres concessions. New pricing schemes.

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  1. HogtownSabresfan

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    Not sure how many of you go to games in person but I have season tickets.

    The arena might have have the worst selection of any major league sports facility I have been in. There is literally so little available and most of it subpar even by arena standards. Pricing seems mid to high by arena standards -- certainly not cheap.

    This brings me to a new scheme I witnessed during preseason. Unclear whether this will continue or it is a trial.

    The Sabres seem to be demanding you buy "extras" with everything. I wanted a pretzel (usually $5) and was told it only comes with cheese and is $6.25 now. I don't even know who gets cheese on pretzel but cashier said she could only ring it in as $6.25 even without the cheese.

    I wanted a hot dog and was told I had to get it with fries for $7.75. My friend wanted a fried bologna sandwich (I will give you that may be a Buffalo original considering it's 2018) and was told he needed to get chips and would be charged for them. I don't know the price difference for his order.

    I have no idea how prevalent this upsizing is at the arena.

    Has anyone else noticed this? I'm pretty angry about it. Team sucks, give me some variety in snacks at a decent price.
     
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    You are talking about club level aren't you? I agree with you but I gotta tell you believe it or not, the fried bologna sandwich is probably the best tasting food around the Harbor Club. The best value may very well be the jumbo Sahlens dog and the old style fries which are enough for two or even three people. Somethings wrong when a fried bologna sandwich or hot dog are the best things they have going for them lol. The cheese for the pretzel is in a cup for dipping not on your pretzel. If you sit down at the tables to eat occasionally they do offer a special that is good. But usually, not.​
     
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    Vent at Jeremy Jacobs. Delaware North has the concessions contract.
     
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    You are talking about club level aren't you? I agree with you but I gotta tell you believe it or not, the fried bologna sandwich is probably the best tasting food around the Harbor Club. The best value may very well be the jumbo Sahlens dog and the old style fries which are enough for two or even three people. Somethings wrong when a fried bologna sandwich or hot dog are the best things they have going for them lol. The cheese for the pretzel is in a cup for dipping not on your pretzel. If you sit down at the tables to eat occasionally they do offer a special that is good. But usually, not.
     
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    Invest in club seats at 2nd level...
     
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    You try and resell those with your money.
    200 is more than 100 and returns less on stubhub.
    I have seats in row 1 on 300 level at blue, that's essentially why I'm sticking it out.
    These were prices on 300 level.
    And Bologna is very good in a disgusting way. My vent was the forced chips. The beef on wick should be better but at least it's available.
     
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    Funny I thought you were talking club level. Well my points stand even though I got them on here twice and cant delete one of them. Weird. Oh and the beef is not edible. You take one bite and drag all of it off the roll at one time. Not worth buying.
     
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    Are you the guy that's suing McDonald's over unwanted cheese?
    McDonald's Sued for $5M Over 2 Slices of Cheese
     
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    True. I heard rumblings last year that Pegulas were thinking of getting rid of Delaware North at the arena.
    I don't believe that though. Jacobs does the Ralph and the arena. And 716 too maybe? Jacobs is also willing to invest a large sum of money to build a stadium/arena here in his hometown! so I dismiss the rumor of Pegs thinking of getting rid of Delaware North as, fake news. But I did hear it several times last year.
     
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    I’m a STH too in the 300’s and I know as STH’s we are getting “discounts” at the concession stands when we buy the grub :thumbu:

    That’s nice. Still crazy expensive, but nice. Helps the SabreBucks stretch farther.

    I haven’t bought a thing from the concessions yet, so I can’t attest to the forced add-ons crap they are pulling.

    I wish they had even more local foods. I mean, they have quite a bit, but it wish they could offer more like Mighty Taco, Chefs spaghetti parm, and some great local sub shop or something.
     
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    Only speculation but maybe they have to up price food for preseason etc to justify paying staff to provide somewhat the same services? During a regular game they can deep fry chips and fries and not lose out on money because they will eventually sell, during lower attendance they tey to maximize profit? Just a guess I know nothing in actuality.
     
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    Sigh...... (last time I held seasons. Yes, I'm old.
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    I had to do a double take when concessions at the ACC were cheaper in CAD
     
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    Sad part is ... at those prices, today, they would STILL make a profit on most if not all of those items :biglaugh:
     
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    Most likely.

    And to think we were upset when the 20 oz draft beers went up to $1.75 at one point. Had to drink em fast though; those wax cups disintegrated fairly quickly...

    Guessing that was early eighties.
     
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    When I sold concessions at Darien Lake's concert venue, we were told that the venue sets the prices and not the concession vendor.

    We were told to tell customers that when they complained about the prices.
     
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    Either could have been true. Were you told that by the venue operator, or the concession vendor?
     
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    The concession vendor management.
     
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    So I assume their instruction to you may have been truthful, or it may have been a lie to protect their image.
     
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    Given how we were told the same thing by multiple concession vendors, I am guessing that is how things worked.
     
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    $16 a 24oz can of beer at Amalie Arena when I went to the Lightning - Panthers game Tuesday. At least they had Labatt's Blue. But that is $3 worse than the worst price I've ever seen, and that was the worst price before that. It's insanity.
     
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    My understanding is the team sets the prices.

    I heard rumors of a change to how pricing works for the season (and not related to what OP says), but haven't seen any announcements or anything official yet. Will be interested to see if it's true.
     

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