It was unusually hot last Sunday at Gillette Stadium in New England, and organizers of the football game expected more sales of bottled water and drinks than usual. Concession stands doubled their water orders in anticipation of temperatures topping 90 degrees, but the order was not enough.
People consumed four times more than what they would usually drink, running through all the supplies of bottled water and Gatorade before the game even reached half-time. With nothing else available to drink, people started asking for tap water.
Lacking small cups like most restaurants and fast food places, the workers from concessions were faced with an unexpected and unprecedented situation, which made them sell their soda cups filled with tap water at their regular price of 4 dollars and 50 cents. Understandably, people got very angry.
The New England Patriots ended up getting a lot of backlash from fans who were shocked by the prices of water.
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Patriots Spokesman Stacey James apologized for what happened and claimed that his team was taking the necessary measures and precautions so that the event would never repeat itself.
We apologize. That should not have happened, It is the first time that I have ever heard that complaint here. We are looking into the matter to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.”
Gee, thanks Stacey.