Now this is how you do fan friendly.

This morning, I’ve got nothing but love for Louisiana-Lafayette.  Check out its new concession prices:

Fan Favorites Concessions Pricing:
–    Hot Dog, $1.00
–    Popcorn, $1.00
–    Fried Potato Chips, $1.00
–    Cheese Quesadilla, $2.00
–    16oz Domestic Can, $2.00
–    20oz Fountain Soda, $2.00
–    20oz Bottled Dasani Water, $2.00
–    Hamburger/Cheeseburger, $3.00
–    Pretzel, $3.00
–    Frito Chili Pie, $3.00
–    ICEE, $3.00
–    Cheese Nachos, $3.00
–    Large Popcorn, $3.00

Premium Concessions Items Pricing 
–    16oz Craft Can, $4.00
–    16oz Craft Draft, $5.00
–    16oz Domestic Draft, $4.00
–    Premium Hot Dog, $4.00
–    Premium Hamburger/Cheeseburger $6.00
–    Smoked Sausage/Hamburger Po’boy, $8.00
–    Boudin Ball (3) w/ Dip, $7.00
–    Shrimp & Grits, $8.00
–    Vegetarian Jambalaya, $6.00
–    Fried Mac & Cheese w/ Dip, $6.00

You can take a family to a football game and not break the bank on concessions.  What a novel concept.  Kudos to the Ragin’ Cajuns.

As an aside (and also as a lead in to the next post), this brings to mind something we discussed here once about how Georgia ought to consider discounting concession prices for cupcake games as a lever for putting asses in the seats for games with less attendance.  You don’t think something like that might motivate more families to come?

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33 responses to “Now this is how you do fan friendly.

  1. John Denver is full of shit...

    Boudin Ball and craft beer please, stat.

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  2. Whiskeydawg

    I hope it’s a trend that catches on.

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    • J-Dawg

      Go to the Masters & check out their prices. Really, really reasonable. The one time I was there I got a 20oz coke & bag of chips for $3.00. They do not believe in gouging people; just CBS.

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  3. Gaskilldawg

    Vegetarian jambalaya! Terrific! So glad L-L recognizes that not all its fans eat meat. That concept alone is fan friendly. Carnivors don’t lose a thing by L-L offering a vegetarian choice.

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  4. Got Cowdog

    Boudin ball and craft draft! Hell yeah! Vegetarian Jambalaya? WTF is that, plain white rice?

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    • Whiskeydawg

      YUmmmmm…….Soy sausages……agghhhh

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      • Got Cowdog

        I mean, they obviously have shrimp and smoked sausage….
        Why not go ahead and do it right?

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        • Morris Day

          So… the unsold portions of Vegetarian Jambalaya (of which I expect a substantial amount)… can be frozen and reused for the next game right? No meats in there to spoil, one pot should cover the entire season? Frugal.

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  5. Bulldog Joe

    Recently attended an LSU baseball game. There were great local food items plus beer and wine options. We got a wristband for beer and wine so service was fast.

    No fan problems for baseball. This would be a good way for Georgia to test its procedures on a smaller scale before taking them to the larger events.

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  6. Dawg93

    This menu is awesome:

    – Smoked Sausage/Hamburger Po’boy, $8.00
    – Boudin Ball (3) w/ Dip, $7.00
    – Shrimp & Grits, $8.00
    – Vegetarian Jambalaya, $6.00
    – Fried Mac & Cheese w/ Dip, $6.00

    Plus the beer choices . . . outstanding.

    This model, BTW, is similar to what Blank implemented at MBS and other pro teams are starting to model their pricing after it. It doesn’t take an economist to understand that you will SELL a helluva lot more if you make it a reasonable price. I think many people avoid concessions altogether if they can simply because of the ridiculous prices.

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  7. BulldogGemes

    But lower prices should mean higher demand and we know the current level of service with current demand

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  8. pantslesspatdye

    I admit to ignorance on the subject; I also readily admit that draft beer tastes better than can. However, I always remember historically draft beer was cheaper than cans. From a bulk purchase, less material standpoint, shouldn’t draft beer be much more economical than the individually packaged beverage. Is there a reason I always get charged more for draft these days; I guess other than the obvious: I usually will pay for it?

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  9. ilini84

    I learned my jambalaya at the New Orleans School of cooking 35+ years ago. When I do it for a big event I’ll make some vegetarian. It’s not as good but it’s not bad either.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Your vegetarian and vegan guests appreciate it and like it better than jambalaya with shellfish and meat. Thank you for thinking of us.

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      • Got Cowdog

        I learned mine from my grandmother, Louisana State University graduate class of 1949. Hers (And mine) are definitely not vegetarian. However Gaskill, should you show up at one of my get-togethers I will definitely hold out some on the side along with some vegetarian beer. You should note that the salad dressing (Her recipe again) has an anchovy in it, and I’m not sure what they are but I’m pretty sure they’re not vegetables.

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        • illini84

          I remember visiting a friend down there in the 80;s just as the Cajun food craze was taking off. I was all jacked abut gumbo and he said. In my house it’s just soup”!

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    • PTC DAWG

      I say let the picky eaters go hungry. Or they can bring their own.

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  10. Comin' Down The Track

    Fan-Friendly > Donor-Friendly

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  11. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I want the Frito Chili Pie. I think; that might depend on the rest room situation. 😉

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    • tiredofidsearch

      Exactly… while on the one hand Id love to see something like this at Sanford…. can you imagine how much worse the bathrooms would be ? (If you can imagine them being worse). You’d have to shut the stadium down for a week after every game as a bio hazard.

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  12. Bay Area Dawg

    That’s so nice to see. I recently took my wife and my two kids to a San Francisco Giants game because I got some free tickets through work. Here were the concession prices:

    Dasani Bottle Water – $5.75
    16oz Craft Beer – $14.75
    Loaded Nachos – $12.75
    Regular hotdog – $6.00
    Peanuts – $5.00
    Dungeness Crab Sandwich – $18.75

    Those were for a baseball team that’s 20.5 games out of first before the All-Star break. I dropped $100 bucks on food and we only stayed 3 innings because my kids are 4 and 2.

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  13. jrod1229

    The Falcons/United got this one right and other teams are starting to catch on. For instance, at an event at the Benz they sell more concessions prior to kick off now than they did in an entire event at the Dome. With prices low (and availability, something Sanford doesn’t have) people will come in early and hang out as opposed to crowding in at the last moment.

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  14. Prosticutor

    Kinda unrelated: wife and I adopted a mutt puppy back around xmas that was dumped out of a moving car in the neighborhood. Having no idea what kind he was– a little of this, a little of that– we named him Boudin.
    Lesson: Be careful naming you pets after delicious food, b/c now everytime we see boudin in bars or gas stations, we can’t help but nervously look at each other.

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  15. Gurkha Dawg

    The Masters has had very reasonable concessions for decades. The Augusta National knows how to run an event.

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  16. Come for the food, stay for ylthe game.

    Btw – water should be as cheap as possible. Everywhere. And shouldn’t run out.

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  17. J.Maxwell

    That’s a foodball game!

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