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RE: NBR: Garth Brooks will play at Protective Stadium
Some of the staff are, to be kind, pretty slow too. I know in the bar area, the line I was in was averaging about 4 minutes per transaction. That’s pretty terrible for what are simple drinks.
06-05-2022 06:19 PM
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RE: NBR: Garth Brooks will play at Protective Stadium
(06-05-2022 03:43 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  
(06-05-2022 02:12 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  The concessions were still an absolute mess. Everything else was solid in my book. It’s a great place for a concert.

Serious question, do you think the concessions would be a mess if only hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, nachos, soda, and beer was served?

I do, because as others have noted, it’s the payment system and the employees. I think having lines for water only and maybe some vendors walking around could alleviate some of the issues. The concourse with 40,000+ people in the stadium is really, really crowded though, and lines are blocking movement anywhere else.

I don’t have the answers for sure, but I told everybody I went with I expected them to be an absolute nightmare. They were about what I expected. I also know the people who were standing on the field were having a horrible time getting into the building for whatever reason. Their line was halfway down the stadium when I walked by. I expected hiccups, I went expecting to watch a concert and maybe buy a couple of waters, and that’s what I did. I’m sure others were displeased with a lot of things that I just assumed would be going on.
06-05-2022 08:40 PM
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RE: NBR: Garth Brooks will play at Protective Stadium
After a full season at Protective, what UAB fans just expect to happen with concessions looks like a cluster to anyone else. I don't know what the solution is, other than to upgrade the internet speed and get point of sale software that moves faster than a racing turtle. You'd think that the various businesses selling there would take care of the slow employee problems on their own.
06-06-2022 12:20 AM
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Maybe Protective Stadium will be using cash again, not just cards
06-06-2022 07:42 AM
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Yep. The slow payment system and slow employees are a problem.
06-06-2022 07:50 AM
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(06-06-2022 12:20 AM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  After a full season at Protective, what UAB fans just expect to happen with concessions looks like a cluster to anyone else. I don't know what the solution is, other than to upgrade the internet speed and get point of sale software that moves faster than a racing turtle. You'd think that the various businesses selling there would take care of the slow employee problems on their own.

That's the key. IF they are going to remain cashless, they MUST scrap the current processing system. Having a system that requires pin number entry and signatures is plain stupid for a high capacity setting. The need a system that runs debit cards as credit cards rapidly like Chick-Fil-A uses.
06-06-2022 11:22 AM
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The problem is that UAB knows it needs to change, but has zero control over it. It is the BJCC that would have to make the change, and they are taking the stance that it is too soon to revisit it after just spending money for the payment system they went with.
06-06-2022 12:53 PM
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Just a couple random take-aways from my experience Saturday night:
  • The stadium looked amazing full. I kept imagining sitting at a game with it packed.
  • I paid $20 at 5:00pm and parked in the Boutwell deck without issue. Took about 30 mins to exit.
  • Concessions.... everyone has said it... slow system and slow employees for whatever reason... poor training, inefficient workflow, etc
  • Post concert... the "corrals/ropes" for the concession lines were still in place, even though the concessions were closed. This impeded the crowd as everyone exited PS.
  • Speaking of corrals, they take up half the concourse when full. I think they'd work better having 1 line that snakes with the next customer going to the next available concession cashier, rather than individual lines for each concession.
  • I sat in the endzone at the concert, rather than my section 125 for UAB games. I don't think there's a bad seat in the stadium as far as the view is concerned.
  • Most news articles I have read state the attendance as "over 45k" While that is true, it had to be close to, if not more than 60K. 47,100 in the bowl + the entire field.
06-06-2022 03:39 PM
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I agree, I think it was well over 50,000 and maybe even more than 60,000. It was jam packed everywhere.

Except for the concessions, crowd flow seemed to be pretty good. Uber and cabs were very hard to get and very expensive. Surge pricing was over $100 after the show.
06-06-2022 04:40 PM
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Per Garth 50,300 tickets sold. Not sure what the total was with passes and all.
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I want to know how much revenue this event pumped into Bham. I am sure it was massive impact with hotels, gas, eating out, parking ect
06-07-2022 02:18 PM
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(06-11-2022 08:17 PM)C-Finder Wrote:  https://www.al.com/life/2022/06/how-does...o-say.html


an entire article dedicated to bitching when the first two articles state that people had phenomenal things to say about the concert and venue. Negativity sells and captivates.
06-12-2022 01:29 AM
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(06-12-2022 01:29 AM)Blazing Saddles Wrote:  
(06-11-2022 08:17 PM)C-Finder Wrote:  https://www.al.com/life/2022/06/how-does...o-say.html


an entire article dedicated to bitching when the first two articles state that people had phenomenal things to say about the concert and venue. Negativity sells and captivates.

That's why I barely watched the news 07-coffee3
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I parked on 3rd avenue north for free about 2 hours before the concert. Plenty of parking was still available at that time. The walk might have been close to a mile, but it was easy in and easy out that way.
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