$22 for a beer: Insane cost of food and drink at Super Bowl LIV

No one goes into the Super Bowl expecting to get a bargain on food, but some of the food items for sale in Miami on Sunday still managed to boggle the mind.

Before the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs clash, some noticed just what prices that Hard Rock Stadium was commanding for even the most simple of stadium food.

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Starting off, how about US$15 for your basic popcorn (that’s $22 Aussie). Want to add a soda or beer? That’ll add up to a full US$30 (AU$45).

At that point, just go for the burger and beer, if you’re into that.

Most underrated part of that menu: $3 (or $4.50) for a cup of cheese.

Things didn’t get much better at some of the stadium’s more exotic food options.

The award for most expensive menu item goes to crab claw cocktail, coming in at a whopping US$85 - which converts to AU$127.

There’s also a $34 cubano sausage, $25 glass of champagne and $12 basic hot dog ($50, $37, $18).

None of this should be surprising and very few are going to pity the kind of people who can shell out the thousands needed for a Super Bowl trip these days, but it’s still quite something to see just how high stadium food prices can rise.

Oh well, they can’t all be in Atlanta.

The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs observe a moment of silence to honour Kobe Bryant. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Both teams confirm lineups

The inactives for the game have been set, with the biggest surprise of the 14 total is Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy.

For all intents and purposes McCoy was Kansas City’s starter at the position: he’d played 13 games and started nine of those; he totalled 101 carries for 465 yards in the regular season, just behind the 111 carries and 498 yards by Damien Williams.

The rest of the inactives:

Kanas City

  • QB Chad Henne

  • OL Jackson Barton

  • OL Andrew Wylie

  • LB Darron Lee

  • CB Morris Claiborne

  • OL Ryan Hunter

San Francisco

  • QB C.J. Beathard

  • WR Dante Pettis

  • CB Dontae Johnson

  • TE Daniel Helm

  • LB Azeez Al-Shaair

  • WR Jordan Matthews

  • DL Kevin Givens

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