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Hockey fans sue arena over beer prices

Published On: Mar 13 2014 11:29:29 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2014 06:02:27 AM CDT
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Angry hockey fans are suing their local arena after they allege they were tricked into buying "large" beers, not realizing they are actually the exact same size as "small" beers.

The lawsuit claims CenturyLink Arena, home of the Idaho Steelheads hockey team, charged customers $3 more for a taller, more narrow cup advertised as a "large" that actually holds the same amount of beer as the shorter, wider cup described as a "small."

The four fans who filed the suit and are seeking $10,000 in damages.

One of the fans claims to have attended at least 30 events over the past three years at the arena and that he purchased beer each time. The other plaintiffs say they have attended events on and off for five years, buying at least one $7 beer each time.

The lawsuit came just two days after another hockey fan posted a video on YouTube which showed her and her boyfriend each pouring large beers into small cups and small beers into large cups to show they are the same size.

Given the popularity of that video, CenturyLink announced that the company would purchase new cups for the large beers that would hold 24 ounces instead of the previous 20 ounces for a bigger difference in size.

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