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Kreg Jennings
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Tiger Stadium concessions

First of all, I love Tiger Stadium. Have been going with my family for as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest memories occurred in TS from as far back at Auburn ‘88 to Florida in ‘97, to as recent at beating Bama in OT this year.

However, last night with multiple vendors running out of cups for hot chocolate made me think about my experiences from high school to professional, specific to concessions.

If we want to continue claiming TS is one of the best stadiums in all of CFB, we’ve got to step it up in this area. Concessions play a large part in people’s experience. Granted, some of the lines seem to move faster this year when they let you put the beer on the auto check out machine or when 2 or 3 employees are assigned to scanning your items and taking your credit card for payment.

I realize this isn’t a new gripe from the fan base or TD boards. And I remember Woodward pounding his chest that he revamped concessions with Aramark shortly after he arrived. Unfortunately, it fell short. Way short.

This off season would be a great time for some short to long range planning specific to concessions / stadium experience.

Allow more restaurants to sell their food? Cane’s , Rotolo’s, or Couyon’s just to name a few.

And what about finding a way to enhance the beer garden experience and get it closer to the action in the stadium near the south end zone? Offer more seating with stand up tables in the end zones?

This post was edited on 11/20 at 10:09 am


HeavyD
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The concessions in the south endzone didn’t have jalapeños for the nachos. Had a cold hotdog. Ate 2 bites and threw away. Disgusting.


Tiger1988
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re: Tiger Stadium concessions
Geez man. Hot chocolate?


The Boat
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Other than every singular item being over $10 the lower south endzone has some decent options besides the usual concession hot dog and nachos crap.


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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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However, last night with multiple vendors running out of cups for hot chocolate


Same here. They ran out at the end of the first quarter (by section 104) and we stood in line for 20 minutes before they told us.




Kreg Jennings
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The concessions in the south endzone didn’t have jalapeños for the nachos. Had a cold hotdog. Ate 2 bites and threw away. Disgusting.


See, that’s what I’m talking about. Unacceptable. That isn’t a premier stadium experience at all. And in my opinion, always disqualifies you from the discussion from being considered.

And TS used to be known for its awesome nachos with jalapeños.


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Geez man. Hot chocolate?
?


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777Tiger
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Tiger Stadium concessions



suck balls, and always have, as much as I love TS it is one of the worst sports venues, from a fan friendly perspective, I've ever been to
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Adam Banks
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Bring back the cub scouts and church groups


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tigerfoot
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And TS used to be known for its awesome nachos with jalapeños.
I thought it was the Richter scale deal

I didn’t know it was jalapeños


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Kreg Jennings
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Geez man. Hot chocolate?


That’s just what sparked the thought. Was a season full of cold nachos and stale hot dog buns after having waited 15-20 mins between 2 lines. Why in the hell can’t one buy beer and hot dogs in the same line? I can at most MLB and NFL stadiums. Why not in TS? I mean, we openly pay players now via NIL. So they don’t even hide that it’s a minor league now anyway for the NFL.

Also, I purchased two souvenir cups and offered to dump out the drink and pay them for the hot chocolate since their concession area ran out of cups. They refused.


paulb52
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Member since Dec 2019
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Maybe if people just opted to stay home and send a message until they will do something about it.


mjax57
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Member since Mar 2012
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Daiquiri stand didn’t even have cups lol. They probably shifted them for hot chocolate, but damn they had all week to know weather was going to be cold. You would expect the demand for hot chocolate to be through the roof


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Kreg Jennings
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I thought it was the Richter scale deal I didn’t know it was jalapeños


The earthquake experience is unrelated and can’t at all be manufactured. Which is a huge part of what makes TS amazing.

Is it ridiculous to expect half way decent concessions with it? Do the two have to be mutually exclusive of one another?


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mkemp0113
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Member since Dec 2007
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I love my time in Tiger Stadium. Concessions, however, have long been horrible and overpriced. I've seriously had much better concession quality at local high school venues run by the band or cheerleader parents. That's not remotely acceptable for what it costs to grace the gates of Tiger Stadium.


Kajuntiger121110
Member since Aug 2020
305 posts

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quote:

First of all, I love Tiger Stadium. Have been going with my family for as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest memories occurred in TS from as far back at Auburn ‘88 to Florida in ‘97, to as recent at beating Bama in OT this year.

However, last night with multiple vendors running out of cups for hot chocolate made me think about my experiences from high school to professional, specific to concessions.

If we want to continue claiming TS is one of the best stadiums in all of CFB, we’ve got to step it up in this area. Concessions play a large part in people’s experience. Granted, some of the lines seem to move faster this year when they let you put the beer on the auto check out machine or when 2 or 3 employees are assigned to scanning your items and taking your credit card for payment.

I realize this isn’t a new gripe from the fan base or TD boards. And I remember Woodward pounding his chest that he revamped concessions with Aramark shortly after he arrived. Unfortunately, it fell short. Way short.

This off season would be a great time for some short to long range planning specific to concessions / stadium experience.

Allow more restaurants to sell their food? Cane’s , Rotolo’s, or Couyon’s just to name a few.

And what about finding a way to enhance the beer garden experience and get it closer to the action in the stadium near the south end zone? Offer more seating with stand up tables in the end zones?


I don't go to sporting events for the concessions..sorry. if I want whatever is there, I'll get something, if not I'll eat afterwards. Tired of people complaining about concessions.


Kreg Jennings
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Member since Aug 2007
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I've seriously had much better concession quality at local high school venues run by the band or cheerleader parents. That's not remotely acceptable for what it costs to grace the gates of Tiger Stadium.


My point exactly.

Admittedly, in the rare occasion I’m invited to sit in the stadium club or suites, the food is much better. Granted, it’s reflected in the ticket price.


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777Tiger
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I don't go to sporting events for the concessions.


that's part of the experience baw, except in TS it's a shitty experience


SPEEDY
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hot chocolate


Hot dog water FTW


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armsdealer
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How do you run out of anything with a 1/2 full stadium, if it was even half full


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