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Idaho hockey fans sue arena over beer rip-off


Idaho hockey fans sue arena over beer rip-off

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Mar 14, 2014

A group of hockey fans in Idaho is suing an arena in Boise over beer prices.

They claim -- and demonstrate in the video above -- they paid $3 more for a large beer, but really received the same amount of beer that is available for $4 in the venue's "small" size.

The beer served in a tall, narrow cup was advertized as "large."

They posted their video on YouTube and it went viral. In just four days, the video has received nearly a million hits.

Officials with Century Link Arena apologized and said they will be increasing the $7 beer to a much bigger 24 ounces.

The fans have filed a lawsuit though, and are seeking $10,000 in damages. One of the fans says he has attended at least 30 events over the past three years at the arena and bought at least one of the $7 beers each time.

The other two fans say they have attended events at the arena for at least five years and also bought the $7 beers.

The video was posted by a girlfriend of one of the fans.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to