The Seattle Seahawks may be riding high on their victory over the Super Bowl champion Saints, but the company behind the concessions at their stadium is in a bit of hot water after the following video was blasted on the internet for all Seattle beer lovers to see:
First & Goal Inc oversees field operations at Qwest Field, and they quickly released a statement regarding the beer scam illustrated in the video:
“We received a copy of the YouTube video showing the quantity of liquid served in the 16 oz. beer cup is the same quantity that fits into the 20 oz. beer cup. This is the first time we have been alerted to this fact. Upon our internal investigation this afternoon, we discovered the cups that are marked 16 oz. hold 20 oz. of liquid. Fans who purchased a 16 oz. beer actually received 20 oz. of beer for the 16 oz. price. Fans that purchased the 20 oz. beer received the amount they purchased. We are working with Levy Restaurants to follow up with the cup vendor about the measurement and to determine how long this has been occurring at Qwest Field. We are determined to find a solution as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we will serve domestic beer in the 20 oz. cup at tomorrow’s playoff game to ensure all fans receive the amount they purchase, and we will charge the 16 oz. price.”
Obviously, someone knew that a scam was going on here, and I’ll bet it happens at a lot of sporting venues around the country. Might be worth doing you own test at a local stadium to see how widespread this problem really is.