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Why does food and drink cost so much at a sports ballpark?

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I have heard people say it is because the city taxes the items much higher at a stadium and others say it is simply the way the stadium makes money.
asked Aug 6, 2013 in Occasions by dhillthefirst Newbie (120 points)
   

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A captive audience is the primary reason.  You generally can't take much food into the stadium and you generally can't re-enter once you leave unless you buy another ticket.  Therefore, they can charge high prices and people who are hungry and/or thirsty will pay them.
answered Aug 7, 2013 by anonymous

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