Hockey Fans Sue Arena Over ‘Large’ Beer Fraud

by Christopher Freeburn | March 13, 2014 11:42 am

beer mugs[1]Fans of the Idaho Steelheads hockey team are taking the CenturyLink Arena to court, claiming that the venue mislead them about the true size of cups of beer sold during hockey games[2].

The lawsuit was filed the 4th District Court in Boise on Tuesday. In the action, four hockey fans say that CenturyLink Arena sold $7 “large” cups of beer that actually contain the same amount of beer as “small” cups priced at $4. The plaintiffs, who say they have been buying beer at the arena for years, are asking for damages of $10,000, the Associated Press notes.

In their suit, the fans say that “both cup sizes hold substantially the same amount of liquid and are not large versus small in actual capacity,” despite differences in cup shape.

In a message posted on the Idaho Steelheads hockey team’s Facebook (FB[3]) page, the arena’s president said that the venue had not intended to deceive customers.

Over the weekend, a video was posted online showing beer poured from a “large” cup allegedly purchased at the arena into a “small” cup from also claimed to be from the arena. The contents of the large cup appeared to fit inside the small cup. CenturyLink officials subsequently said that the arena will purchase new cups.

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