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Concession stand price check

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

hotdogJust how hungry or thirsty are you as you head into the big rock show? Well, maybe it all depends on how much money you’ve got in your wallet. Or perhaps more importantly – which Nippertown concert venue you’re at.

Having visited SPAC, the Palace Theatre and the Times Union Center for pop concerts recently, we were struck by the considerable difference in prices at the concession stands.

Here are a few of the numbers that turned up during our latest price checks:

SODA
SPAC: $5
PALACE: $2.50
TIMES UNION CENTER: $2/$3/$3.75

POPCORN
SPAC: $4.50
PALACE: $2
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50/$4/$5

HOT DOG
SPAC: $5
PALACE: N/A
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50

CHEESEBURGER
SPAC: $6
PALACE: N/A
TIMES UNION CENTER: $4.50

FRENCH FRIES
SPAC: $5.50
PALACE: N/A
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.75/$5

CANDY
SPAC: $3.50
PALACE: $2
TIMES UNION CENTER: $2.75

PRETZEL
SPAC: $5
PALACE: N/A
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50

PEANUTS
SPAC: N/A
PALACE: $2
TIMES UNION CENTER: $3.50

COFFEE
SPAC: $3
PALACE: $1
TIMES UNION CENTER: $2.25

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