JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- MetLife Stadium may want to consider giving New Jersey governor Chris Christie a customer rewards card.
Christie, according to NewJerseyWatchdog.org, spent $82,594 in concessions at the stadium where the New York Giants and New York Jets play home games in 2010-11. According to the website, Christie made 58 separate purchases in those two seasons, which came out to an average of $1,424 per trip.
That's a lot of popcorn.
It also got me thinking about what he could have purchased had he been attending Jacksonville Jaguars games instead. Though it's not an equal comparison, I got a list of concession prices at EverBank Field from 2014 and decided to have some fun and see what I could find.
One thing to remember: The Jaguars have the lowest Fan Cost Index in the NFL in 2014 as determined by Team Marketing Report. It's the amount of money for a trip to the game for an average family of four and comprises four average price tickets, two cheapest-priced draft beers, four cheapest sodas, four cheapest hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs, and two of the cheapest adult-size adjustable caps.
The Jaguars' FCI is $345.598. The Giants' FCI was $582.76 and the Jets' FCI was $553.63. Those ranked sixth and seventh, respectively.
Now, on to some fun math: If anyone wanted to do their Christie imitation and spend $1,424 on one trip to the concession stand, here are couple ways they could do it:
A food and drink trip for 10 people ($1,420)
40 32-ounce fountain sodas (one per quarter): $240
40 large teas from Sonny's BBQ (one per quarter): $240
20 regular chili dogs (one per half): $120
12 cheddar bacon burgers (one per half): $120
10 super nacho trays with extra cheese cup (one per person): $90
40 24-ounce cans of Bud Light (one per quarter): $440
10 20-ounce snow cones (one per person): $60
10 bags of roasted peanuts (one per person) $60
10 bags of cotton candy (one per person): $50
10 people purchasing only alcohol ($1,404)
96 bottles of beer at $12 per bottle (eight per person): $960
10 16-ounce double shot mixed drinks (one per person): $140
10 glasses of wine (one per person): $70
$234 tip (20 percent of $1,170 tab)
Or you could break it down this way. If you wanted to spend $82,594 on one concession item at EverBank, you could purchase:
13,765 32-ounce sodas or regular chili dogs
8,259 cheddar bacon burgers
7,508 20-ounce cans of Bud Light
10,324 Burrito Gallery taco salad bowls