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Dodgers' new all-you-can-eat seats

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CradleRobber, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. CradleRobber

    CradleRobber Active Member

    The popcorn and nachos at Dodger Stadium suck, but I know a few fellow Blue Bleeders who would quickly pay $35 (and for what used to be a $6 seat until recently) to fill up on Dodger Dogs, peanuts and soda.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack ... and throw in a dozen Dodger Dogs, too.

    The Los Angeles Dodgers will give fans something to chew on next season: all-you-can eat seats.

    The right-field pavilion at Dodger Stadium will be converted into the special section, giving around 3,000 fans as many hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos and sodas as they want.

    Tickets will sell for $35 in advance and $40 on gameday, and some items at the concession stand aren't in play — beer, ice cream and candy will be sold separately at regular prices.

    "Instead of paying cash, fans ask for whatever they want, and they get it. There are going to be some self-service parts, buffet-style, as well," Dodgers executive vice president and chief operating officer Marty Greenspun said.

    There will be some other limitations. Food booths open 90 minutes before games and close two hours after the first pitch.

    And anybody who walks up and wants 100 hot dogs — they're sold as Dodger Dogs, from $4.50 to the all-beef variety for $5.25 — will have to curb their appetite.

    "If a person goes up there and asks for four for his family, he won't be told no," Dodgers senior vice president of communications Camille Johnston said.

    Greenspun said the team tested the all-you-can-eat concept three times late last season. "The response was overwhelmingly positive" and gave the Dodgers food for thought, he said.

    A few other teams have had all-you-can-eat sections. "The St. Louis Cardinals have done it," Greenspun said. "It hasn't been anything of this size." In addition, he said, "the other ballparks charge a higher rate than this."

    All-you-can-eat isn't exactly the most health-conscious concept these days, but as Greenspun put it: "We're offering a fan amenity. Fans can elect to choose it or not choose it. We are offering basic ballpark fare that most fans enjoy."

    Tickets in left field, meanwhile, will be $10.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Dodger dogs are overrated.
  3. What the fuck is soda?
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    You may be familiar with it as something called "pop."
  5. Ahhhhh. Muchas gracias, el hombre del mucho cafe.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member


    Of course, in the Deep South it's called "Coke." Even if it's Pepsi, it's still "Coke."

    On-topic question ... What's this all-they-can-eat section going to do to Californians' perfect body image?
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    With ballpark food, it'd be more a case of "all you can stand"
  8. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    I think the NJNets have something like this, but it's more along the lines of free food for those in courtside seats.
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Are these oversized seats, by some chance? I would think that some fans attracted to a deal such as this might fit a little bit too tightly into the seats.
  10. Terence Mann

    Terence Mann Member


    Dog and a beer.
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Only in these PC days would the health-conscious angle even be mentioned in this story.

    Dang, if people want to go and stuff their mouths, they're obviously not thinking about running the L.A. Marathon later that day. It didn't even need to be brought up.
  12. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Since they get to the game late and leave early, they don't eat as much.
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