Thursday, September 12, 2013

Panthers do not have lowest beer prices in NFL after all

It turns out the Panthers don't have the NFL's cheapest beer -- but they are fairly close. The folks at TeamMarketing.com had produced a survey that showed the Panthers the lowest in the NFL at 27 cents per ounce for the cheapest beer in the stadium.

I posted that in this blog and you, my fine readers, were quick to point out this could hardly be true (see comments below). So I checked with both the website that did the study and the Panthers and it turns out the readers are right.

The guy at TeamMarketing.com said he had talked to some Panther concessionaire of some type who said the team has a $6 beer available, and that it was upon that beer that the 27-cent figure was based. It turns out that was incorrect, though -- that beer only has 12 ounces, according to the Panthers, so that would be 50 cents per ounce.

On a per-ounce basis, the Panthers' cheapest brew is a 20-ounce beer for $7.50, which equates to 37.5 cents per ounce. This is still cheap by NFL standards -- the Panthers would rank tied for fourth-cheapest using that number, behind only Miami, New Orleans and Tampa Bay.

So by NFL standards it is still relatively cheap to drown your sorrows at a Panther game -- just not as cheap as was originally thought.

23 comments:

Mike said...

I'm really surprised that their beer prices are the cheapest, but the Panthers have really stepped it up. Love all of the microbrews (and other non-AB, Miller, and Coors) offerings at the stadium!

Tamped said...

With the play of our team these last few years, the only reason to go to BoA on a Sunday is the cheap beer and pretty women.

Anonymous said...

Scott, Please direct me to the beer vendor that sells 12 ouncers for $3.24... Pretty sure I paid way more than that on Sunday

Anonymous said...

Looks like the prices will go up now. Great.

Anonymous said...

At 7:50 each, that would make those cans 28 ouncers. There are not 28 ounces in those containers.

Unknown said...

I wonder how many stadiums you can get good, local beer like at BofA.

Anonymous said...

if I remember correctly it was 7.50 for a 16 oz bud light...

Anonymous said...

Using this a a 20oz beer would $5.40? Please tell me where i can get this so i can order 3.

Anonymous said...

I second Mike's comment. BofA Stadium has done a fantastic job of stepping up the local craft beer selection. Being able to grab a NoDa or Olde Meck brew at the game is great. If I'm going to pay that much for a beer, it might as well be a good local brew.

Daniel Eggers said...

incorrect. do the math. the prices they charge for 12 oz and 16 oz beers are not .27 per oz. sorry this is flat wrong

Anonymous said...

These prices can't be right - I agree with the other post, show me the stand with $3.24 beers!

Anonymous said...

No kidding. Who did this research? Beer is $7-$8 and I know the beers aren't THAT big. I'm calling BS on this whole report.

Anonymous said...

Info is fales

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:01,

Agreed. Sounds like these people know nothing about basic math and statistics. An $8 12oz beer is $.66 an ounce.

Anonymous said...

I paid $15 for two 16oz beers this past Sunday so these numbers just don't add up!

Anonymous said...

It's more like $0.47 per ounce... Hell I paid $3 for a bottled water so this is way off.

Anonymous said...

It won't surprise me if there is a base price, of which this study was done on, and then an added tax and fees.

Anonymous said...

Scott need to pull this or update ASAP, it's a false claim. Everyone who has traveled for NFL knows the Panthers have some of the highest concession prices. In my circle concession prices are one of the reasons mentioned for staying home.

As mentioned by many the domestic beer price is 7.50 for 16oz that's rounds to 47 cents an ounce tied for 6th highest on the list, and highest in the south.

Anonymous said...

Whether it has the CHEAPEST BEER or not. I LIKE the options at B OF A Stadium and that's ALL I got to SAY.

CountryboyJJ

Anonymous said...

Yeah, doubtful they are the cheapest...

$11.50 for a hotdog too :^(

Anonymous said...

Show me one craft brewery that doesn't want to be an AB or Miller-Coors. It's a money race within the industry right now. That's all it is. The beer isn't even kept chilled properly at games. I'll stick to the stuff I know is cold and produced with standards.

Anonymous said...

Another little known factoid, the marked voulme is to the rim of the cup. If they don't fill it to where it's spilling over the rim without head you're getting gipped. A cup marked 20oz holds a little more than 17oz with an average pull and a little head. A 16oz cup holds a little over 13oz with the same criteria.

Add in possible spillage, it's best to choose can or bottle that hold their marked volume over domestic draft.

Anonymous said...

Cost of hot dog per inch? Popcorn per kernel?