Category: The Vet

Fan gets lawsuit brewing: Seeks $20M for stadium beer policy

Veterans Stadium’s unwritten bring-your-own-bottle rule for luxury-box fans is constitutionally unfair to regular Joes, alleges a federal class-action lawsuit filed yesterday.

A West Chester Eagles fan filed the suit following reports by Joe Sixpack that the stadium allows affluent fans and corporate honchos to stock their own liquor in stadium luxury boxes.

The fan, Mary Helen Jacobs, seeks $20 million … Read the rest

City to probe unfair stadium beer practices

An unwritten rule that lets corporate honchos and wealthy fans avoid the high price of Veterans Stadium beer is under review by the mayor’s office.

While average fans are prohibited from bringing their own suds to the park, management at the city-owned facility allows penthouse suite and super box ticketholders to stock their own booze.

The discriminatory practice, disclosed yesterday … Read the rest

Elite fans beat beer prices with BYO cases at the Vet

There are two kinds of beer-drinking Phillies fans at the Vet.

Those, like Joe Sixpack, who shell out their hard-earned cash for the most expensive draft brew in the National League.

And the lucky ones, who avoid inflated prices and bring their own beer to the ballpark – legally, and with the encouragement of stadium officials.

The first are searched … Read the rest

Second suit taps Ogden

The only thing more tenacious than a beer-drinking journalist, possibly, is a Philadelphia lawyer with a class-action lawsuit.

Ogden Entertainment, the company that serves up short cups of beer and overpriced hot dogs at Veterans Stadium, now has two of the latter on its case.

A day after company execs sweated through Joe Sixpack’s damning City Council testimony about the … Read the rest

Vet execs barley knew what hit ’em

The execs from Ogden Entertainment were sweating under the TV lights as City Council members Jim Kenney, Frank Rizzo and Joan Krajewski grilled them about the price of beer at the Vet.

Joe Sixpack almost felt sorry for them.

A few minutes earlier, I had demonstrated to a packed City Council caucus room how it was physically impossible to fill … Read the rest

Vet beer suit could end in frees for all

The two greatest words in the English language spilled magically over the lips of Philadelphians yesterday. Like the foam of a perfectly poured pint of ale, the words bubbled gleefully as news of a uniquely appealing lawsuit spread throughout town:

Free beer!

Wet your whistles, sports fans. The Phillies suds-skimming scam just took a tasty twist.

Yesterday’s Daily News report … Read the rest

Thankfully, your cup runneth under at the Vet

Complaining about beer at Phillies games brings to mind that old joke about the two ladies disgusted with their lunch.

“The soup tastes horrible,” says the first.

“Yes,” agrees the second, “and the portion is too small. ”

Joe Sixpack spent the better part of last week griping about getting shorted two ounces on every $5 beer they sell at … Read the rest

Probe of Vet’s beer and food urged

The Bad News Beers – an overpriced bunch of misfit Veterans Stadium brews – may soon get yanked from the lineup by City Council.

Citing allegations of possible consumer fraud, Councilman Jim Kenney yesterday called for hearings to investigate the Vet’s food and beverage concession.

“People have gotten used to paying high prices for bad food,” said Kenney, whose Licenses … Read the rest

Much ado over brew: Council probe of Vet food, beer sought

Faced with reports of moldy hot dogs and short cups of beer, City Council may weigh in on the civic embarrassment known as Veterans Stadium food.

Councilman Jim Kenney will introduce a resolution on Thursday that calls for hearings into the city food concession contract with Ogden Entertainment.

Kenney told Joe Sixpack that he’s had enough of the Rendell administration’s … Read the rest

Crying in their beer: Vet concessionaire eyed by L&I

The Phillies’ half-million-dollar suds-skimming scam frothed into extra innings at the Vet last night.

After the Daily News reported yesterday that the stadium was selling short cups of brew at baseball games, city officials vowed to send inspectors to the ballyard to test the beer themselves.

“We’re going to make sure they’re dispensing the beer they say they are,” said … Read the rest