- Apr 19, 2009
I'll agree with you here, it took us long enough to finally have beer/wine available for the general public, but for the incredible wealth of food options in Richmond to be limited to hot dogs, bag nachos, and candy/popcorn? This is not a movie theater. If baseball stadiums can have signature food items that are nationally recognized, it's definitely time for VCU to capitalize on that type of mentality.My two cents (that's about what it is worth), I love the SC, great venue for a game, loud, crowd right on top of the floor. But let's be honest the amenities suck. Not quite as bad at GW where the concession stand is a card table, but not much better. The food it poor, the service is poor and the selection is nothing to get excited about. Don't even get me started about the Commonwealth Room. Now, none of this keeps me from coming or expecting something more than what I get for my donation. However, the casual fan might be a bit harder to please or keep. I have been coming to VCU games since 1979 and I have seen several transformations. It's time for another one.
We have the local chef talent to be able to execute, and a good number of folks going to games would probably skip the "dinner, then game" mentality if they knew they could get good food at the game.
Granted, this is harder to accomplish in basketball where there is a small window to serve such things (pre-game, halftime) as opposed to baseball, where it doesn't matter whether you're in your seat or not, but there are ways decent food other than hot dogs and pizza could be done.