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Old 04-03-2013, 05:23 PM
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Agreed about Coors. I felt the same about the staffs at Safeco and (New) Busch when I visited them both last season.
Same in Kansas City, Arlington, Houston, and Cincinnati. Much nicer staff.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:47 AM
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Heck, going to just about any other team's home game and then going to a Sox game is jolting. Sox are easily the worst in terms of overall quality, friendliness, and helpfulness of their staff that I've seen at a MLB game.
I agree in my limited experience of going to other ballparks. There's a "hardness" at the Cell that just doesn't exist elsewhere. At this point, I don't expect that to change under the current ownership and marketing staff. They've heard the complaints that are found in this thread for years and yet nothing really changes. There's just an overriding weird vibe in this organization. Instead of treating you as a valued customer, they look at you as an inconvenience. It's particularly galling when you consider the cost of everything.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:51 AM
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Also the beer vendors were selling their brews for $7.75 again this year. Not justifying paying $7.75 for a Miller Lite but I was expecting another quarter increase this offseason and was figuring it would be $8 yesterday.
Italian Sausages were $5.75,Vienna hot dogs $5.50,and a bottle of Aquafina water was $4.75.I am grateful for the little things,such as no major increase in concessions.
Memo to self;bring your debit card to park at all times.Cash is almost obsolete here.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:58 AM
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Italian Sausages were $5.75,Vienna hot dogs $5.50,and a bottle of Aquafina water was $4.75.I am grateful for the little things,such as no major increase in concessions.
Memo to self;bring your debit card to park at all times.Cash is almost obsolete here.
What? The permanent installations built in the building take cards now but most of the carts that are on the field-side of the concourse (the ones that usually have the better food options) didn't last season. Did they change that? I still think you need to hit your local bank ATM before you head to the park unless you just want to eat hot dogs on stale buns all game long.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:16 AM
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What? The permanent installations built in the building take cards now but most of the carts that are on the field-side of the concourse (the ones that usually have the better food options) didn't last season. Did they change that? I still think you need to hit your local bank ATM before you head to the park unless you just want to eat hot dogs on stale buns all game long.
Use your credit card to get Comiskey Cash at Guest Relations. You can use it anywhere (including Bacardi ATP) and it saves you on the ATM fees.

I still have around $50 leftover from last season sitting in my drawer. It feels like free money.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:18 AM
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I agree in my limited experience of going to other ballparks. There's a "hardness" at the Cell that just doesn't exist elsewhere. At this point, I don't expect that to change under the current ownership and marketing staff. They've heard the complaints that are found in this thread for years and yet nothing really changes. There's just an overriding weird vibe in this organization. Instead of treating you as a valued customer, they look at you as an inconvenience. It's particularly galling when you consider the cost of everything.
VERY well said-
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:30 AM
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:44 AM
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VERY well said-

I honestly don't really care if concession staff is nice to me or not when i'm buying my beers/dogs.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:49 AM
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I honestly don't really care if concession staff is nice to me or not when i'm buying my beers/dogs.
I care that it is good beer, good food and quick. They could be robots for all I care.

But I do understand the people that say it annoys them. Just not me though.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:52 AM
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I care that it is good beer, good food and quick. They could be robots for all I care.

But I do understand the people that say it annoys them. Just not me though.
Well said.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:05 AM
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I care that it is good beer, good food and quick. They could be robots for all I care.

But I do understand the people that say it annoys them. Just not me though.
They could install beer vending machines throughout the concourses.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:06 AM
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The White Sox are in the entertainment business, which, at the end of the day, is an arm of the hospitality industry. I defy anyone to use the word "hospitable" to describe the typical U.S. Cellular Field gameday experience.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:12 AM
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I'm not saying, I'm just saying- Did you ever think that maybe the difference isn't US Cellular field vs other MLB parks, but is more of a Chicago vs other cities thing?
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:16 AM
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The White Sox are in the entertainment business, which, at the end of the day, is an arm of the hospitality industry. I defy anyone to use the word "hospitable" to describe the typical U.S. Cellular Field gameday experience.
I've been to close to a thousand Sox home games. I've never felt that I was not treated in a hospitable manner by the employees. I've been to many other MLB parks and always felt more welcomed at Comiskey. No place like home.....
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:18 AM
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I'm not saying, I'm just saying- Did you ever think that maybe the difference isn't US Cellular field vs other MLB parks, but is more of a Chicago vs other cities thing?
I do think that's part of it-
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