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Beverage discrepancies at CenturyLink Field for Seahawks vs Panthers.
I was a bit shocked when I did this experiment today at my house.
I purchased a few beers on Saturday at the Seahawks game from the Craft House stand near section 109. This is the closest beer stand to my seats, and is one I've frequented for a few years now.
The cups had a neat "We are 12" logo on them, as well as the 2014 playoff logo, so I kept a few. I have a collection of Seahawks cups including some from the 2013 playoffs.
The new cups seemed a bit small when I rinsed them and put them away. This morning I filled one of the new cups up to the brim with water, and then poured it into one of the 2013 playoff cups. Imagine my surprise when the water didn't come close to filling the old cup up.
I added some yellow food coloring for contrast and took a photo, the old 2013 playoff cup is on the left, new 2014 playoff cup is on the right.
From further examination, I believe the new cups are 16 oz, and the old cups are 20 oz. I purchased beer at the Rams game but did not keep the cup, but I'm fairly certain that the change happened just now, for the playoffs, with the new 2014 playoff cups and that the Craft House stand had been serving 20 oz beers up until Saturday the 10th.
I have to say I'm fairly offended. Craft House gets $9.75 per beer. This is a significant change, it's 25% less product. Nowhere on the signage at the stand was any indication that the size had changed, and of course, there was no reduction in price, either.
To put it in perspective, suppose you purchased one of the old beers each quarter, for a total of four, at a cost of $39 for 80 oz of beer. With the new cups, you would have to purchase five beers to get the same quantity of product, at a cost of an additional $9.75.
It is wrong that this change was made with no notification. I also find it cynical and wrong that the new cup invokes the We are 12 motto, and yet the new cup seems to be just a ploy to deny hardworking 12s the frosty refreshment required to keep 12 throats in good working order.
For the curious, I'm a long time Seahawks fan, the last home game I missed was October 12, 1998. In the past I knew people in the organization that I could take this to, but I do not anymore. I suspect the Seahawks organization doesn't know anything about this change, it's something that the concession people would handle. I would like an apology from them and either moving back to the 20 oz cup ASAP or changing the pricing for the smaller cup to something fair for the smaller quantity like $7.25.