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Etihad food policy

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by bulldogrob, Apr 13, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. cleveland

    cleveland BFSC Platinum

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    I understand you are not allowed to take takeaway food in but are you allowed to take food from home?

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  2. Thrawn

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    Never heard of such a 'policy' before, they've let me in with Hungry Jacks plenty of times. Expect this one occasion, where some woman said you're not allowed to bring in commercial food. I simply just went to the next gate, HJ bag and all, and the official there didn't give a stuff.
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    Always bring my own stuff, never buy anything other than beer at the venue.
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    I've known about such a policy for many years. The vendors outside were not happy about it. But it probably depends who you get at the gate. Just conceal it as you go through and avoid the conversation.

    If you bring your own food, fine, they don't care. But if you have money to spend, they want you spending that money inside the stadium rather than outside. The only control they have is to stop you bringing in purchased food from outside.
  5. cleveland

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    Just a bit over spending so much so was thinking about just buying some food from coles on the way.
  6. longsuffreosupp

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    It's only a couple of hours, just have something decent to eat before you go.
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    I think the obvious ones were people bringing in bags of HJ's and Subway. They could spot you from a mile away. Just try and put whatever food you have inside a backpack and don't make it obvious you have food from the fast food outlets. Anything from Coles is fine.
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    Exactly. They are there to protect the legitimate interests of the food they sell and this is why HJ's and McDonald's etc are prohibited because they are similar food types to the products they sell inside the venue.
  9. cleveland

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    With kids impossible lol
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    Meh, I bring in food from Subway or Nandos all the time and have never had an issue

    If Etihad Stadium have a problem, perhaps lowering the cost of food might be a good place to start
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    Im not even doing that anymore - Jim beam in a flask and bottles of coke from the supermarket for me.
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  12. cleveland

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    In round 1 after paying for parking etc and something to eat i pretty much had blown $100 not including getting in and seats as we are members lol that is unbelievable
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    I often take some home-baked goods. Once I was feeling pretty good about myself as I offered my pals some home-made Anzac bikkies, then the lady in front of us pulls out biscuits, slice, scones and a massive thermos of tea. Totally out-picnicked.

    But yes, you can take in food from home. Better than both stadium food and other takeaway food.
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    Can't remember the last time I ate at the footy. Real men stand and double fist their mid-strength.
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    I would rather be in the locker room / Victory bar with real beer
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    The food at stadiums is both terrible and a rip off. I just have a meal before I head to the game.

    It can either be good and expensive or crap and cheap. Crap and expensive is a bad combo. Given my club sees two bits of **** all from the gate I don't feel compelled to buy anything there.
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    +1

    Both the stadiums have the same mascots

    With the aim to encourage you to leave with less money than you entered the venue with

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    Plenty of ways to do it cheaper. If you must drive to Etihad (as opposed to public transport), there are loads of free parking spots within 10 minutes walk of the stadium. There's an open air carpark opposite Festival Hall which is $9 all day - beats the $25 at the stadium any day.

    Don't know why you'd waste money on overpriced, unhealthy food at the ground. Take your lunch with you, and if it's not practical, eat nearby before the game. There are a couple of good pubs and cafes close to Etihad and a food court at the shopping centre where you can get pizza/Subway/sandwiches/sushi etc at half the price you'd pay inside the ground.
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    what is it, $17 for a red rooster meal inside the stadium? no thanks, i'd rather kill myself.
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    If you really want to take in maccas from outside the ground just put all the food in a lunch box..
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    Never had an issue.

    Both at Subi, Etihad etc. have even bought in shopping bags full of stuff for a few people and never been questioned.
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    Yeh but you were born in 1995, therefore it is illegal for you to drink alchohol.

    By the way if you had a brain you would be able to smuggle food in the bottom of your bag. The food at Etihad is mediocre at best, not to mention the OTT prices.
  24. Underarm

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    Bring drinks from home, take the train in. Would cost you $10 all up.

    It's just a way of cornering you into buying their own food at their prices by making sure they have 100% of the market share. Mcg has that just because it's In the middle of no where so if you wish to buy you have to. Buy their food.
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