Stadium fare: Beer, nuts up yogurt, fries new

March 28, 1991

If you are the kind of fan who says baseball isn't baseball without peanuts and ice-cold beer, going to a Baltimore Orioles game is going to cost you more this year.

And baseball-food purists who cringe at the thought that frozen yogurt or individual pan pizzas might compete with a basic beer-and-hot-dog lunch will have something to moan about, too.

The city Board of Estimates approved this week price increases for beer, soda, hamburgers, pretzels and peanuts sold at Memorial Stadium. The board also approved new menu items, including frozen-yogurt sundaes, pan pizzas and home fries with gravy or cheese.

In asking the board to grant the price increase, ARA/Martin's, which has held the food concession for Orioles games for eight years, said a new union contract and the dramatically higher cost of beer helped drive up its costs.

The price increases will boost overall food and beverage receipts by 5.9 percent, according to data supplied by ARA/Martin's. For example, an 18-ounce cup of beer will cost $3, up 25 cents from last year. A 7-ounce bag of peanuts, which cost $2.25 last year, will go up 50 cents.

But this year's 67-item menu will hold the line on prices for nachos, small sodas and small hot dogs.

Food prices

Prices will be increased for the following items at Memorial Stadium for the 1991 baseball season:

Item.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . new price.. .. ..old

18 oz. beer.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..$3.. .. $2.75

22 oz. souvenir beer.. .. .. . $3.75.. .. $3.25

12 oz. can premium beer.. .. .. . $3. .. .$2.75

12 oz. can popular beer.. .. ..$2.75.. .. $2.50

12 oz. imported beer.. .. .. .. . $4.. .. $3.50

22 oz. soda.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . $2.. .. $1.75

32 oz. souvenir soda.. .. .. . $2.50.. .. $2.25

Hamburger.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .$2.75.. .. $2.50

Pretzels.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . $1.75.. .. $1.50

4 oz. peanuts.. .. .. .. .. .. $1.75.. .. $1.50

7 oz. peanuts.. .. .. .. .. .. $2.75.. .. $2.25

New items

5Home fries with gravy or cheese.. .. .. . $2.75

Frozen yogurt.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...$1.75

Yogurt sundae.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. $2.50

Individual pan pizza.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . $3.50

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