Plastic or Glass for Drinks

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Do you use glass or plastic wine/drink glasses in your Suites? Do you feel it is a safety concern to serve glass in Suites that are positioned high above the crowd?

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We use plastic beer cups but have regular glass wine glasses in suites. We've never had any issues with a wine glass dropping. In our club, we have a "glass indoors only" policy, and then on the balcony, we only serve in plastic.

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We use a hard plastic cup. If guests are sitting in the seating bowl area right outside the suite, we require them to pour beverages that are in a glass bottle into a plastic cup. We have signs stating that no glass is allowed in the seating bowl area.

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We have glass in suites. There are three rows of club seats in front of them, so it wouldn't fall from that high up. Club seats have plastic.

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We use plastic in our suites for safety reasons for the patrons below, and if a glass were to drop in the suite, the clean-up would be tougher. We do have a couple of suites that do have a few wine glasses in their suite because they hate plastic.

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We use plastic. There will always be a concern when it comes to breakable items in a suite. In controlled settings, I don't feel as concerned; however, it is very hard to control that without. We have other glass objects in suites (i.e. wine bottles, liquor bottles, etc.), but they tend to remain on the counter area or bar area. Glassware tends to walk about, which causes concern if someone is bumped or trips. The likelihood of injury is increased with glassware in the suite. This is multiplied exponentially when you grow in levels (i.e. glass falls from 3rd floor suite onto a guest below).

Another operational issue is maintaining glassware for guests. I have no means of washing or storing enough glassware for 150 suites.

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We serve drinks in glasses within the suites but have a strict policy that these have to be decanted into plastic if the guest wants to take the drinks into the seated area of the suite to watch the event. This is done both through signage and as part of the regular checks that our host staff carry out.

There are occasions however, such as boxing events or shows where there is deemed to be a higher risk level for any disturbance, where we will make the decision in advance to fully decant all drinks into plastic.

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We do not serve drinks in any glass in our suites for safety reasons. With the diverse lineup of events (especially concerts), it becomes more of a safety issue. 

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We use both, glass and plastic. We determine better bottles of wine need glassware. Regular house wine and all other alcohol beverages are served in clear plastic.

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We use plastic in the suites. Champions Club drinks are glass inside, plastic outside. I think glassware is a possible concern for single-game users. It's not as much of a concern for contracted suite holders.

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We use plastic. Besides the obvious safety concerns, I can only assume we have no interest in washing all of those dishes every night.

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We use plastic in our suites for a number of reasons:

  • Safety – If someone drops plastic, we are only cleaning up a spill and not broken glass. I'm concerned with our hardwood and tiled floors, and someone dropping a glass creates a slippery situation with broken glass. I'm also concerned with an adult or child cutting themselves.
  • Efficiency – Not only is it is easy to store and use plastic drinkware as opposed to glassware, but plastic can be recycled and is much more cost-conscious in the long run.
  • Presentation – In working in high-end restaurants for a number of years, your staff will be spending a chunk of time steaming and polishing wine glasses to remove drying stains from washing them in order for them to be presentable for clients to use.