The Economics Of Stadium Vendors

September 27, 2015 in Daily Bulletin

Robyn Passante spoke with a stadium vendor to understand what their day looks like:

  • They begin well before the game starts by helping to prepare the drinks and snacks.
  • Over the course of a game they walk around 12,000 steps while lugging around 70 pounds of refreshments.
  • This means about 1,300 calories expended and can lead to up to a 10 pound weight loss.
  • For their labour they get a 15% commission on sales, and average about $2,000 in profits per game.
  • It’s important for vendors to pace themselves so that they’re not too tired for half-time – when profits are highest.
  • Location matters. Stands filled with cash poor students are worth less than those who can afford tickets on the 50 yard line.

Read more from the interview here.

Source: GQ