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rickgrimes
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Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
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Overpriced stadium food is standard at big-time sporting events. If you get hungry, expect to fork over $7 for a hot dog. It's annoying. It's also simple economics: Inside a stadium, there's no competition bringing prices down, so prices stay high. Sports fans are trapped in a captive market.

That's usually the end of the story. But the Atlanta Falcons are trying something different. They've lowered prices. It could change the way stadium economics works.

Today on the show: We send two reporters down to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to eat their way through a radical experiment.

Planet Money Podcast


oVo
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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
This is old and frick the Falcons


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MorbidTheClown
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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
and a chick fil a. when their games are on sunday.


kywildcatfanone
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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
$5 is still high for a beer.


Nastradamus
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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
You use to be able to spend $28 and get 3 beers in Atlanta a few years back. Back when I dated a 28 yr old girl with 3 kids.
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al_cajun
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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
I wouldn't be surprised if it works out for them. I bet a lot of people who wouldn't normally pay the high prices will now buy stuff.


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Chad504boy
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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
They cut up the hot dogs for the players.


Why?




SO they don't choke!


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Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
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and a chick fil a. when their games are on sunday


There's more games and events there than just Falcons games. I think its like the 4ty highest grossing CFA or something like that.


MorbidTheClown
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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
yeah, i know. just wanted to be the first to say it.


roof still looks like a giant a-hole


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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
Welcome to many months ago.


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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
A number of stadiums let you bring in outside food/drinks to the game. No beer

Yankee Stadium you can bring in sandwiches and waters etc. That saves a consumer a lot and they may be willing to pay more for tickets


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So they are going for volume?


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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
Get rid if companies like Centerplate and concessions would be cheaper. I don’t get why SMG won’t just do their own concessions. There’s enough events going on at the Dome, Champions Square and the Arena year round to have quality full time employees to sell concessions.

Centerplate hires contract laborers to work most event which explains why food quality and service is crap.


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magildachunks
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yeah, i know. just wanted to be the first to say it.


roof still looks like a giant a-hole




Just a visual representation of all Falcon Fan's sphincters puckering up in OT of the Superbowl


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mxs1998
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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
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You use to be able to spend $28 and get 3 beers in Atlanta a few years back. Back when I dated a 28 yr old girl with 3 kids.





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rowbear1922
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re: Atlanta Falcons are turning stadium economics upside down ($2 hot dogs, $5 beers)
Almost 1.5 years German


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rickgrimes
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The podcast aired yesterday (Nov 7th, 2018). They discuss how the experiment has gone thus far. You'd know that if you bothered to click on the link.


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NYNolaguy1
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$5 is still high for a beer.


Its average for NOLA, low for NYC.


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