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Former Turner Field Vendors to Hold Protest on Opening Day

Former vendors on Tuesday will display examples of the cost difference between merchandise that used to be sold by vendors and what is currently available at Turner Field's official concessions.

Courtesy http://atlantavendorsassociation.org/
Courtesy http://atlantavendorsassociation.org/

From the Atlanta Vendors Association

Another baseball season is upon us, but this year there will be something missing as Braves fans make their way to Turner Field. After slogging through a three-year fight in court and city hall, Atlanta's sidewalk vendors will gather on Tuesday to protest the one-year anniversary of being kicked off of Atlanta's sidewalks and kicked to the curb by Mayor Kasim Reed, robbing them of their right to earn an honest living.

Larry Miller, a Turner Field vendor who also serves as president of the Atlanta Vendors Association, and former vendors will display examples of the cost difference between merchandise that used to be sold by vendors and what is currently available at Turner Field's official concessions. The prices are guaranteed to shock Braves fans, and will illustrate just how costly Atlanta Mayor Reed's personal crusade against the city's vendors has been for Atlanta as a whole.

Examples on display will include:

Bottled Water (Outside Stadium, $1; Inside Stadium, $4.75)

T-Shirt with Name & Number (Outside, $28; Inside, $35)

Soda (Outside, $2; Inside $4.75)

Fitted Hat (Outside $25; Inside $40)

Octo Slash April 08, 2014 at 08:36 AM
How dare the Braves rip people off inside the stadium?!? We want the right to continue ripping people off OUTSIDE the stadium!!!
Andy Roekest April 08, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Of course, what the article fails to mention is that what you are able to buy in the stadium is officially licensed gear that probably won't fall apart and become threadbare after 2 washings. Can Larry Miller guarantee that the jersey I buy from him will still be wearable in 30 years?
Robert Peller Frommer April 08, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Andy: Yes, all the items that the vendors sell are officially licensed and are identical to what is sold inside.
GA Citizen April 08, 2014 at 05:27 PM
This battle is a moot point. With the Braves moving to Cobb, you can bet no outside vendors will be allowed anywhere near the "entertainment complex" the Braves Organization is building to complement the baseball stadium. And you can bet prices will be even higher still in the new complex! It's all about keeping the profits "in the family!"

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