Friday June 5th, 2015

How much would you be willing to pay for a re-warmed hot dog and a glass of sub-premium beer at a sporting event? $8? $12? How about $15? 

NBA fans at Game 1 of the Finals Thursday between Golden State and Cleveland are paying $25.50 for those items, before tax.

Chicken tenders and beer will run you $26.75, while those items with an add of garlic fries runs $28.00. 

A burger that may or may not come with a souvenir cup reportedly costs $26.00, according to evidence below, courtesy of Twitter user DJ Folk who tweeted a photo of concession prices from the game. 

While those prices might sound unusually steep, they're not entirely highway robbery. With your purchase you get a commemorative plastic NBA Finals cup that likely cost multiple cents each to produce.

And plastic cups with dates and logos on them will create memories in the back of a dark cupboard somewhere for decades to come.

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