CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho has been swindling Steelheads fans out of their hard-earned beer money.

The above video was recorded Saturday night at an ECHL Idaho Steelheads hockey game. It shows two fans pouring a $7 large beer into a $4 small cup, then realizing that each holds the exact same quantity of beer. Gwen Gibbs, who recorded and posted the video, said she was annoyed when her boyfriend Heath Forsey was able to pour the large beer into the smaller cup. “It’s something we should tell our friends,” she told the Idaho Statesman.

Now, the arena is being sued by four fans who saw the video on YouTube and are seeking $10,000 in damagesABC News reports,

“The lawsuit says CenturyLink Arena, home of the Idaho Steelheads hockey team, defrauded customers by charging $3 more for a tall, narrow cup advertised as a ‘large’ that actually holds the same amount of beer as the shorter, wider cup described as a ‘small.'”

In the lawsuit, one of the plaintiffs, Brady Peck, says he’s attended at least 30 events over the past three years at the arena, including a hockey game on March 5, and that he’s purchased beer each time. The other three plaintiffs say they have been attending sporting events at the venue for five years and that they bought at least one large $7 beer at each event.

All we can say is: #caught.

On Monday, the president of the Steelheads and CenturyLink Arena apologized for the cups in a Facebook posting, claiming it was all a mistake.


Despite the president’s apology, the lawsuit rages on. As noted by the the Idaho Statesman, even with 24-ounce cups, it’ll still be cheaper per ounce to buy the small. And fans across the board are still pissed, according to their responses to the Facebook post:


[via ABC News, Deadspin]