It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without exorbitant concession prices.
A quick rundown of some of the food and beverages on sale around the stadium:
Water – $5
Draft beer – $10
French fries – $7
Nachos – $8
Bacon cheddar burger – $10
And of course, it wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without $7 s’mores or sushi platters going for $25 — the same price as a Super Bowl XLIII program.
If it’s $5 peanuts you’re looking for, you’re out of luck. The recent salmonella outbreak has halted all sales.
Up here in the NFL.com press box, we have the choice of ham and cheese or ham and cheese. Hey, at least it’s free.
One other thing worth mentioning: All revenues from concessions, as well as all tips, are being split between Raymond James Stadium and various local charities. The burgers at one stand are going toward the Gaither High School band, while a Coors Light a little further down goes toward the classrooms at Frontier Elementary School.
For that reason, and the simple fact that it’s the Super Bowl, all stadium employees are exuding an especially cheery demeanor. No matter what religion you follow, this is one of the biggest, most widely celebrated holidays around the country, not to mention the world. Everyone here, from the guy taking your ticket to the person selling you a beer; Steelers fans, Cardinals fans, football fans, sports fans — they’re are all happy to be here.