The Masters: A new cheap food destination
There’s nothing more frustrating than paying hundreds of dollars for tickets to a sporting event only to find that, once there, you have to fork over all kinds of money for a water and a hot dog. Stadiums are notoriously bad when it comes to overcharging for food, but niche sports can sometimes be even worse. For example, a Gatorade at the U.S. Open in 2012 cost $5, and a sandwich at the Deutsche Bank Championships cost $7.
Based on that logic, you would expect food at The Masters at Augusta National to be sky-high. Apparently, that is not the case.
According to a Twitter photo of the menu at a concessions stand at Augusta National, sandwiches will only cost fans between $1.50 and $3. We aren’t talking peanut butter & jelly, either. The sandwiches in this price range include chicken wraps, turkey and cheese and the Master’s Club sandwich. The most expensive beverage, an import beer, will cost fans just $4. For a quick snack, grab a candy bar or some peanuts for just $1. We’re not sure you can find candy that cheap in vending machines, nevermind a PGA golf course.
The ridiculously low concession-stand prices at the Masters: twitter.com/AshleyKMayo/st…
— Ashley Mayo (@AshleyKMayo) April 8, 2013
The menu prices are so low that we want to see photos of the actual food to see what sized portion you get for your money. A $1 candy bar is nice as long as it isn’t the bite-sized version.
And while it is certainly nice to see a facility recognize that the cost of entry for fans only hurts more when the price of concessions is equally high, getting into the Masters will cost fans quite a bit more than any other sporting event. Tickets usually run in the thousands, and fans have to apply for the opportunity to even purchase tickets.