Sportservice, which handles concessions for the Milwaukee Brewers, announced this week that prices on many items will be increasing this year.
Here are some examples: hot dogs will now set you back $3.25; a jumbo dog will be $4.25 at the concession stand, $4.50 from a vendor; brats will climb from $4.25 last year to $4.50 at a concession stand, $4.75 from a vendor; and peanuts will climb from last year's price of $3.75 to $4 at a concession stand, $4.25 from a vendor.
Okay, okay, I know...let's cut to the chase. How much is beer going to cost? Here you go: 16-ounce and 24-ounce cups will cost $5.50 and $7.75, respectively. In each case, it's an increase of $.25. A 16-ounce plastic bottle of beer will now cost $6.50 at a concession stand, $6.75 from a vendor, while a 12-ounce import bottle will cost $6.00.
Are you as amazed as I am that people continue to pay these prices - particularly for beer? For those of you that are not beer drinkers, that $7.75 price tag for a 24-ounce cup of beer is roughly the amount you would pay for a six pack at a liquor store. When you stop and think about it, it's really unbelievable.
Oh well, all the more reason to tailgate before and after the game - right?