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 by Elvis
3 months ago
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United States of America   Los Angeles
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Yes, and one of the ways the Rams are marketing the premium seats/SSLs is talking about the high end food that will be available, it's not gonna be cheap. And i doubt it will be a bargain in the upper sections either...

 by St. Loser Fan
3 months ago
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 Joined:  May 31 2016
United States of America   LA Coliseum
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Article about the Falcons fan friendly pricing.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/prishe/201 ... 4e7ed86399

Atlanta Falcons' 'Fan-First Pricing' Model Yields Numerous Unforeseen Benefits

When the Atlanta Falcons announced their "Fan-First Pricing" to accompany the opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2017, it was a revolutionary idea in the food/beverage world of professional sports.

And while many sports organizations may be reluctant to drop their F&B prices that severely, they may need to reconsider when factoring in the additional spin-off benefits that arose as a direct consequence of the Fan-First Pricing.

Last week, at Sports Business Journal's 2018 AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises conference in Detroit, Rich McKay (president and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons) presented an overview of the first-year success of the Fan-First Menu Pricing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (home to both the NFL’s Falcons and MLS’s Atlanta United). To refresh your memory, these prices include $2 for a Coca-Cola in a refillable cup; $2 for a hot dog, a pretzel or popcorn; $3 for waffle fries, a pizza slice or nachos with cheese; and $5 for a Bud Light or a cheeseburger.

While the team saw direct monetary benefits from this innovative approach to food and beverages (in the form of a 16% increase in fan spending on F&B despite a 50% price reduction compared with their last season in the Georgia Dome), McKay identified five other tangential strategic benefits that were a byproduct of the Fan-First Pricing. And by his own admission, some of these were completely unexpected and unanticipated.

The spin-off benefits associated with Fan First Pricing in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz included:

1. The Falcons ranked among the NFL’s top three in overall game-day experience rankings (something they never achieved when playing at the Georgia Dome).


2. The Falcons ranked second among all NFL teams in providing family-friendly entertainment.

A fed kid is a happy kid, and it's easier to feed the family if the prices are cheaper. So again, not a shocker here.

3. The Falcons ranked first in the NFL in security screening and second in Arrival Experience (they had over 6,000 more fans per game entering the stadium an hour earlier than in prior years).

Oftentimes, many fans either hang out at bars near the stadium or tailgate in stadium parking lots ... where the food and beverages they consume are much cheaper. By significantly lowering the cost of F&B, the Falcons enticed fans to enter the stadium sooner, thereby spreading out when fans entered the facility, avoiding the massive rush at the turnstiles just before kickoff, and in sum improving the ingress into the facility, which can be a major pain point for sports consumers attending events in person.

4. Because fans were in the building earlier to take advantage of cheaper food and beverage, they spent more on merchandise. According to McCay, merchandise sales were 90% higher in 2017 than in 2016.

Since people were entering the building earlier to take advantage of cheaper F&B, they had more time to buy merchandise. And psychologically, they might have felt they had greater overall purchasing power, thereby inducing an income effect that contributed to increases in merchandise sales.

And the fact the Falcons' 2017 merch sales were 90% higher than the year in which the team reached the Super Bowl is further evidence of the power of Fan-First Pricing.

5. Post-game event surveys revealed a strong intent to return for a future game, especially among families.

In sum, during an era when it is becoming of tantamount importance to create overall in-venue experiences for fans, Atlanta's Fan-First Pricing strategy accomplished numerous goals. Not only did it boost F&B sales, but it improved merchandise sales, improved ingress into the stadium, and enhanced the overall game-day experience to levels never before experienced in Atlanta.

While this model may not work in every market, expect more and more teams to at least offer "early bird" pricing right when their house opens on game days in order to replicate some of the positive externalities the Falcons created with their innovative pricing approach.


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 by dieterbrock
3 months ago
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United States of America   New Jersey
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aeneas1 wrote:not sure i found anything encouraging at all about @blueblood_rams tweets. :shock2:

Particularly concerned with the "Horns will not look they they look now" comment

 by aeneas1
3 months ago
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United States of America   Norcal
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dieterbrock wrote:Particularly concerned with the "Horns will not look they they look now" comment

and the shot of the back of the helmet coupled with his comment that this area "is up for design", i mean wtf? reminds me of that concept rams helmet that surfaced a couple of years ago, with a huge "la" logo on the back of the helmet, between the horns, i think i just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

 by ramsman34
3 months ago
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United States of America   Enemy Territory - Seattle
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I call bullshit on not being allowed various helmet designs. Chargers do-big time, the "new" Bears throwbacks do, SF has, Atlanta has, Broncos and Pats both use "throwback" helmets. I would hope the Rams do throwback helmets if the "new" design is not like the current helmet - especially if they do realistic/textured/3D horns as the modern touch. Jut do that and tell the NFL to deal with it. All they can do is fine the owner/players at that point.

 by aeneas1
3 months ago
 Total posts:   10800  
 Joined:  Sep 13 2015
United States of America   Norcal
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AvengerRam wrote:Something like this?
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make it 3d and i think you're on to something!

here's the concept helmet i mentioned above, with "la" on the back, in the area that @blueblood_rams said "is up for design", please no...

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