Those who were there say concession stand issues at KU's Memorial Stadium much less of a problem in Week 5
It may be hard to believe, but it was just one week ago when issues with KU’s concessions stands at a jam-packed David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium were just as big of a topic among KU fans as the Jayhawks’ red-hot start to the season.
The Jayhawks’ remained hot over the weekend and there was a favorable response from fans to the improvements KU made to address the concessions issues during the second sold-out game of the season.
As a result, the Jayhawks’ national ranking, 5-0 record and an upcoming visit from ESPN’s College Gameday are all far bigger topics today than the stadium’s concession stand issues.
I didn’t see it for myself. But there were plenty of people willing to share their opinion of how things went in Week 5 compared to the mess they encountered just one week earlier.
For what it’s worth, I did take a couple of laps around the stadium concourses during the pregame last Saturday, both to see how packed it was and to see where they put the new points of sale, and things looked pretty calm then.
It sounds like it stayed that way in most areas. It’s important to note that nobody said it was perfect and it looks like there were still a few issues. But the response was pretty positive, and it’s clear that KU fans appreciated the efforts the KU administration made to try to make KU’s concessions stands operate as quickly and pain-free as possible in an imperfect venue.
Today, the most popular complaint seems to be with how poor the cell phone service is during games at DBKMS, but that seems to be as much an issue with Verizon, T-Mobile and others as it is a KU problem.
Here’s a look at some of the concession-stand feedback I received from fans who were there for KU’s 14-11 win over Iowa State: