By: Jenn Schanz
Twelve different concessions, ten themes, and many reasons to come to the Arena hungry.
Even the lobby pays a tribute to Lincoln through treats.
Crafted to look like chocolate, the Arena's entrance displays unique artwork to salute the Capital City's history.
"Once you sell a ticket to a concert or a sporting event, that's it. Where do you generate your extra revenue from? It's all from the food items," says Greg Gaskins, Director of Savor, the Arena's food provider.
Teaming with Savor, the Arena is taking a new approach to concessions.
Executive chef Chris Packer explains.
"Instead of doing the same food around through all of our different concession stands, each one focuses on a different idea."
You'll have your choice of anything from state–fair inspired snacks, to Mexican, or southern barbeque.
Just make sure you save room for dessert..
The anticipated fan favorite is the 3-Pointer. It's a 23–inch, three pound sandwich filled with hot dogs, beans, and nachos.
But Gaskins says that's not all to look forward too.
"The Haymaker...the Haymaker. It's two third-pound burgers with a hot dog on top of it, then with grilled onions and french fries on top, and a little bit of coleslaw, pressed together. It's a fabulous sandwich."
Because of its size, the 3-Pointer costs around $14. But savor officials say most concession snacks are between $7 and $8.
and calorie counters, rest assured.
Savor offers has healthy options like veggie cups and wraps too.
To wash it all down, the Arena will have Pepsi products, as well as Woodbridge wine and beer from the Empyryan Brewing Company, right here in the Haymarket.