Contract negotiations are going on with another food and beverage company.
Since Camden Yards opened in 1992, Aramark has been the original concessionaire.
No reason has been given but what does business decisions like this usually come down to?
It's not a secret that the Orioles have been struggling, not only on the field but managing the stadium.
The Orioles have set a season-attendance low and have failed to reach 2 million for three straight years.
The 2010 final attendance for 80 home games was 1,733,019 down 9% from the previous year.
So, what exactly is the problem? It must be the stadium because it's getting old and it could use some upgrades, right?
That's just an excuse. They need to be spending money on players.
The good news is, the changes that look to be coming to Camden Yards are minor.
Changes will include more space for fans to socialize before the game, new bars and restaurants, and updates to the concession stands.
The new concession management company will likely have a set amount of money invested in upgrading the stands. A lot of management companies are doing this as a way to invest in the facility and getting a longer contract.
Let's get back to the team for a moment because we all know, when the team is good and the venue is decent, the money comes.
I'm not a candidate for any future general manager job, so I would like to get your thoughts on what you think the Orioles need to do in terms of upgrading the team?
If the team was better, the stadium wouldn't be the problem. The number one priority to the Orioles is not getting the team better, it's upgrading their spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida.
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