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Author Topic: From Arlington Park's "Summer of Fun" press release  (Read 723 times)
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« on: March 23, 2013, 02:13:40 PM »

See the full press release on BTW:

“Arlington remains one of the few venues that allows its customers to bring in coolers and outside food and beverage,” Petrillo said. “In our effort to keep Arlington a truly affordable entertainment value for the entire family there is a small charge of only $5 for coolers and food and beverage allowed to be carried in.”

WOW--paying $5 to bring in a cooler sounds like great summer fun! Now it's going to cost over $20 (including admission, form, parking) before placing the first bet.

Great marketing idea, AP! What's next, pay toilets?

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 04:35:08 PM »

$5 isn't actually too bad, I don't think, though it could be hard on some of those big family outfits that bring in 7 coolers and an entire afternoon's buffet and hog up 3 picnic tables under the overhang.

Pay toilets would only be acceptable IF they added mandatory tip men's room attendants.
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"There are no $7500 maiden claimers, state-bred or otherwise, at Arlington."
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 02:19:14 PM »

Far worse than $5 for coolers(I suggested that a decade ago)--They are now charging $2 for kids 4-17. I can't think of a worse way to promote the sport.

It is going to be friggin hilarious to watch the confusion at the gates. Might be a better show than the races themselves.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 02:30:08 PM »

That's right Terry- It doesn't say if  per cooler or not. But if it is per cooler--Lets see 7 coolers=35, 14 adults=112, coast of tables under overhang 3--guessing 10 each=30,7 programs=21(doubt if they are included.) Probably cannot afford preferred or valet parking at this point. $198. Doesn't include charges for any kids, who, if 4 or over, are no longer free.

NOw that they are charging for coolers and food brought in, will they allows, Subway, BK, KFC and other items, or will the underpaid staff(and for the s--t they will go through, they will be unpaid)have to continue to tell people to repackage the items
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 03:29:09 PM »

Far worse than $5 for coolers(I suggested that a decade ago)--They are now charging $2 for kids 4-17. I can't think of a worse way to promote the sport.

Didn't there used to be a charge for any kid over 12 (?) anyhow? How much was that?
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 03:13:04 PM »

Didn't there used to be a charge for any kid over 12 (?) anyhow? How much was that?
Since at least 2004, no charge for anyone 17 and younger with parent or guardian. Without parent or Guardian they were not supposed to enter, but that was easily circumvented by adults pretending to be with teens at the gate.
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 03:31:28 PM »

Since at least 2004, no charge for anyone 17 and younger with parent or guardian. Without parent or Guardian they were not supposed to enter, but that was easily circumvented by adults pretending to be with teens at the gate.

Yeah, when I'd drive there at 16 or 17 I'd strike up a conversation with a family right before I walked through the gates and then just go through the side.
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 06:56:52 PM »

Far worse than $5 for coolers(I suggested that a decade ago)--They are now charging $2 for kids 4-17. I can't think of a worse way to promote the sport.

It is going to be friggin hilarious to watch the confusion at the gates. Might be a better show than the races themselves.
Are the arlington marketing people from this planet,
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 10:11:05 PM »

Are the arlington marketing people from this planet

They are, in the same way good obedient soldiers are. They do each and every thing Dick D. tells them to do.
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