Fans Suing Hockey Arena for Same Size Small and Large Beers


Here, a YouTube user demonstrates how the beer (green for St. Paddy's Day), at Century Link Arena is a rip-off.

Hell hath no fury like a hockey fan (and beer-drinker) scorned. A group of Steelheads hockey fans are suing the Century Link arena for selling $7 large beers and $4 small beers in cups that hold the exact same amount of liquid. The fraud and misrepresentation lawsuit claims that the arena is duping fans out of three dollars every time they order a beer.[related] The Steelheads slip-up went viral, after a fan posted a video online of himself pouring the beer from the large (taller, skinnier) cup into the smaller (fatter, squatter) cup, and then doing the exact same thing with the small beer, proving that no matter if you order a large or a small beer at Century Link, you’ll still be getting the same 20 ounces as everyone else.

“At the events, defendants sold large beers for seven dollars and small beers for four dollars, while different shapes the cups held the same amount of liquid,” the lawsuit says. “Defendants knowingly sold each of their beers in the same manner for the last 5 years.”


Since the lawsuit was made, the Steelheads president Eric Trapp has responded to the frothy outrage, saying in a statement on the team’s website that, “The differentiation in the size of the two cups is too small. To correct that problem, we’re purchasing new cups for the large beers that will hold 24 ounces, instead of 20.”

Plaintiffs Brady Peck, Michele Bonds and William and Brittany Graham are seeking $10,000 in damages.

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