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Fans Sue Hockey Arena: $7 Beers are Same as $4 Beers (Video)

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Four minor-league hockey fans have sued the owner of the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho because the "large" $7 beers are the same size as the "small" $4 beers.

According to the lawsuit, the CenturyLink Arena sold narrow "large" cups of beer for $7, which held the same amount of beer as the wider "small" cups sold for $4, reports the Associated Press.

Brady Peck, Michele Bonds, and William and Brittany Graham are suing CenturyLink Arena for $10,000.

“While different shapes, both cup sizes hold substantially the same amount of liquid and are not large versus small in actual capacity,” the group’s attorney, Wyatt Johnson, wrote in the lawsuit, noted the New York Daily News. “Defendants knowingly sold each of their beers in a similar manner at each event held at the arena where beer was sold for at least the last five years.”

The beer discovery was made when hockey fan Gwen Gibbs posted a YouTube video (below) on Saturday night showing her boyfriend pour a large beer into a small beer cup.

They were attending an Idaho Steelheads hockey game, which is part of the ECHL.

"Shame on us. We should have been more attentive," Eric Trapp, the president of the Idaho Steelheads and CenturyLink Arena, said on Monday. "We want to take care of it. We're certainly going to take it under advisement and fix it."

According to Gibbs' YouTube page today:

CenturyLink Arena has responded with an official press release, they have acknowledged the problem and have increased the large cup to 24oz at the same price for the rest of the season.

Sources: Associated Press, YouTube, New York Daily News

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