Falcons Go With Throwback Prices On Concessions


Everyone loves the 90s. And while the JNCO jeans comeback didn’t make an impact on the fashion world,  this throwback should be well-received.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, will feature slashed prices on concessions that are closer to what would have been found at stadiums twenty years ago.

Hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn… All $2. And for soda? Two bucks WITH FREE REFILLS!

And the pièce de résistance for most fans – beer – just $5.

imageSo, why the drop in prices when most stadiums are looking to gouge their loyal fans? They actually paid attention to their customer satisfaction surveys.

“When we did our fan surveys about the stadium experience, food and beverages were rated the lowest,” Rich McKay, the Falcons president, told the Guardian.

That’s pretty obvious. No one wants to spend $14 for a beer inside when you can get loaded in the parking lot from a 30 rack of Keystone light where each beer costs less than a buck.

Yet, the Falcons are the only ones to actually cut prices. And according to the Guardian, it won’t stop there:

“The new prices will also apply to the annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and SEC championship games, as well as the 2018 college football playoff national championship and the 2020 Final Four.”

The drop in beer prices is enough to not empty the average fan’s bank account, but still expensive enough that it won’t lead to the 1974 Ten Cent Beer Night Riot in Cleveland. (The game had to be forfeited due to the crowd’s intoxication.)

So, kudos to the Falcons. One foreseeable problem with the low-cost beverages, however. Bathroom lines.

Can you imagine what free refills on soda and cheap beer will do to one’s bladder? It will be like a frat party with one bathroom, but there’s no option to go outside and pee in the bushes.


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