‘Beergate' is nothing to worry about at Qwest Field

Fear not, denizens of Qwest Field. When you hit the concession stands for that third, fourth, fifth, or twelfth beer (not that the good folks at at Shutdown Corner approve of such copious alcohol consumption, mind you!), you're not getting ripped off by way of small and large cups with different prices, but actually holding the same amount of beer.

This was displayed in a YouTube video created by an industrious Seahawks fan who went all "Bill Nye, the Science Guy" on us - the video below shows a guy (who sounds like he's imbibed a few already) clearly showing that the 16-ounce and 20-ounce cups hold the same amount of liquid, and the "large" cups of beer cost $1.25 more:

The Seahawks (through First and Goal, Inc) have endeavored to clear this up with a statement:

"We received a copy of the YouTube video showing the quantity of liquid served in the 16 oz. beer cup is the same quantity that fits into the 20 oz. beer cup. This is the first time we have been alerted to this fact. Upon our internal investigation this afternoon, we discovered the cups that are marked 16 oz. hold 20 oz. of liquid.

"Fans who purchased a 16 oz. beer actually received 20 oz. of beer for the 16 oz. price. Fans that purchased the 20 oz. beer received the amount they purchased. We are working with Levy Restaurants to follow up with the cup vendor about the measurement and to determine how long this has been occurring at Qwest Field.

"We are determined to find a solution as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we will serve domestic beer in the 20 oz. cup at tomorrow's playoff game to ensure all fans receive the amount they purchase, and we will charge the 16 oz. price."

Hmmm. Now, this wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that the Seahawks might benefit from 70,000 well-oiled fans in what many people believe is the NFL's loudest stadium? Heavens, no. In any case, we'll keep you updated with anything else we hear on this.

And since this intrepid reporter will be on the scene, he may have to give the matter his own "internal investigation."

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