cletus Posted March 9, 2008 Share Posted March 9, 2008 It was half-time in the riverside at the Fulham game, i was cold, a bit damp & bursting for a p1ss .... so i legged it to the bogs. I don`t usually buy food or drink when at Ewood but today i was cold, so i thought i`d get a bovril (£1.60) & a balti pie (£2.20) from the kiosk near the darwen end side of the stand. When i came out of the toilets the queue (or crush) for the kiosk totally put me off. I couldn`t be ar5ed getting pushed, shoved & crushed for 15minutes in a vain attempt to spend my hard-earned cash.......so i thought i wouldn`t bother & went back to my seat. When back at my seat i was looking around & chatting to my neighbours & mentioned the queues for food. My neighbour agreed & said they 'never bothered either' for the same reasons. That got me thinking.....are Rovers maximising their revenue? They only have a short while before a game & 15mins during half-time to sell refreshments. Most of the time fans have to queue for ages. Many don`t bother cos of this. My idea is simple.......before a game & during half-time, why don`t the club have people selling food & drinks all along the front perimeter wall like they used to do in cinemas? A recent trip to the MEN & also Wembley for concerts had people walking amongst the crowd with signs on poles above their heads saying BEER. They had a sort of drinks dispenser-type rucksack & a tube full of paper cups. This method could easily be converted to sell tea, coffee, bovril, coke etc at Ewood. Also some sort of heated trolleys with pies, chips etc along the perimeter could be used. The perimeter wall going around the pitch could/should be used to it`s full potential. Imagine somebody selling tea/coffee/bovril, then 20feet down the line somebody selling pies & pasties, then 20ft further down soft drinks & another 20ft crisps/marsbars etc. I bet more stuff would be sold, the queues would be halved & Rovers would be making more money! What do people think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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