Sandy's right...you will NOT be able to find a $9 beer at Petco Park this season. Union-Tribune columnist Michael Stetz has the lowdown on the beer prices for the upcoming season. Needless to say,
SammyG Ron Mexico is not going to be pleased.
Maybe I'm not the appreciative sort. Maybe I'm seeing my beer glass as half-empty.
But when the Padres announced last week that the team has come up with new bargains to ease our economic pain, including some pretty good food deals and cheaper ticket prices, I could focus on only one thing.
(I couldn't help it. They exploded cups of beer at the news conference.)
Yes, the team has cut the cost of a premium beer from an ungodly $9 to a merely obscene $8.50.
And the cost of those domestic 16 ouncers for $6.50? Ummm, yeah...those won't be any cheaper.
Last year, I wrote about how the Padres had raised beer prices every single season since moving to Petco Park in 2004 – a stadium taxpayers helped make happen by covering more than $300 million of the cost.
I got schooled on beer, big time. I found out, for instance, that wholesalers were pricing a keg of domestic beer at $76. And a keg produces about 124 16-ounce cups of beer. The Padres charge $6.50 for 16 ounces of domestic draft – a price that's not dropping this season, by the way – so a keg brings in $800.
So there you have it folks...50 Cent.
I know this was mentioned in Friar John's post...but it seemed we were all dazzled by the 5 for 5 deal and fireworks that we missed what a pathetic effort this was on the beer front.