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Fans are suing an Idaho hockey arena over deceiving beer sizes

Paul Thomas

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Ever noticed that, at some venues, the "large" disposable beer cups don't feel that much bigger than their smaller, cheaper counterparts? Taller, but also narrower? If you just take a spin through YouTube, you'll find a number of videos demonstrating that, in some cases, the capacity of the "large" cups is prettttty close to the same as the "small" ones. One such video comes from Century Link Arena in Boise, home of the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads and the NBA D-League's Idaho Stampede, and it shows that a whole $7 "large beer" pours completely into a $4 "regular" cup (either of those prices would get you a thimbleful of beer in New York, but anyway...):


And now some other Idaho fans are suing:

The lawsuit says CenturyLink Arena, home of the Idaho Steelheads hockey team, defrauded customers by charging $3 more for a tall, narrow cup advertised as a "large" that actually holds the same amount of beer as the shorter, wider cup described as a "small."

Arena spokesman Mike Campbell said he hadn't yet seen the lawsuit and can't comment.

Four fans filed the suit Tuesday in Boise's 4th District Court against Block 22 LLC, which does business as CenturyLink Arena. Brady Peck, Michele Bonds and William and Brittany Graham are seeking $10,000 in damages.

In response, the arena promptly announce that they would replace the taller "20-ounce" cups-- which officials say were labeled as such by the manufacturer-- with 24-ounce cups, so that's nice.

The lessons here: 1. Maybe just order the smaller size. 2. All that time you spent suspecting the cups were the same volume could have been better spent LITIGATIN'.

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