IS THIS A JOKE? What $1.6 billion buys you at the cricket
THE grand opening of Perth's new $1.6 billion super stadium, the Cray Pot, didn't quite go to plan with Australia losing the fifth ODI of the series against England. But it wasn't the loss that had punters fuming.
From the point of view a spectator, the stadium earned high marks. But for hungry and thirsty fans, the Cray Pot left little to be desired.
Long queues, food and beverage shortages, low-budget food sold at exorbitant prices were just some of the complaints.
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The "fish burger", snapped up for $12.50 a pop, was to fish fingers with some lettuce. And someone please teach these stadium types to poor beer.
Apparently $1.6 billion can't buy happiness.
The food here is amazing, $12.50 for this delicious fish burger! 😕 pic.twitter.com/dp1EulbzUK— thedarkin (@thedarkin) January 28, 2018
The burgers are better at Perth Stadium ($9.50) pic.twitter.com/olw628nSnw— The Bell Tower Times (@BellTowerTimez) January 28, 2018
@OptusStadium— 🐠Fish🐟 (@fishmanohyeah) January 28, 2018
Transport to A+
Ease of Entry A
Seat View A+
Seat comfort B
Food and Beverage Quality C-
Food and Beverage service F
Stadium and security staff B
Ease of exit B+
Transport from A+
Some improvements need to be made but overall excellent place to be.
I'm hearing from a few people at @OptusStadium that they've run out of food and water!!! 😱— Tim Hipsley (@TimHipsley) January 28, 2018
Just a few teething problems I'm sure are minor, but not ideal.!!!
Anyone else had similar problems?#AUSvsENG #Perth
(This pic taken at innings break) pic.twitter.com/3vuKK15ik4
The f&b was a nightmare, so I left early to get some food and avoid the massive train queues. Watched the end on TV.— JonnyHotspur (@JonSparksSA) January 28, 2018
If staff at Perth Stadium were getting paid $6/hour instead of $26 we too could have such food bargains!! Maybe not worth it?— mrs sarah k (@PrettyMummaK) January 9, 2018