Concession Prices To Drop At Hornets Games; Pepsi Now Official Team Sponsor
The Hornets yesterday announced a new agreement with New Orleans Arena's management company, SMG and Centerplate, that will "mean lower prices on a number of items," according to Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. The team said that the "price of a 16-ounce draft beer will drop from $8 to $6 ... in concert with the team's Friday Night 12-game packages." Enhanced "pregame parties and live music will be presented at Champions Square on those nights." There also will be "a 25-cent price cut on water." In a separate agreement, Pepsi will "serve as the official soft drink" of the team and the arena. Other Pepsi products such as Mountain Dew and Slice "will be available" while Evamore "will now be the official water." Cadbury-Schweppes was the arena's previous non-alcoholic beverage provider (NOLA.com, 10/30).