Inflation, gas prices looming over sports biz, concessions


              Chicago Blackhawks fans walks through a sports apparel store for the Blackhawks and the Bulls at the United Center before an NHL hockey game between the Blackhawks and the Florida Panthers, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, in Chicago. Persistently high inflation and gas prices are looming over sports and the monetary pipeline that resumed when fans returned to games amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A Chicago Blackhawks fan shops at a team apparel store in the United Center before an NHL hockey game between the Blackhawks and the Florida Panthers, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, in Chicago. Persistently high inflation and gas prices are looming over sports and the monetary pipeline that resumed when fans returned to games amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A baseball fan picks at the onions on their hotdog during a baseball game between the Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Chicago. Persistently high inflation and gas prices are looming over sports and the monetary pipeline that resumed when fans returned to games amid the pandemic.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A young Chicago Blackhawks fan walks through a sports apparel store for the Blackhawks and the Bulls at the United Center before an NHL hockey game between the Blackhawks and the Florida Panthers, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, in Chicago. Persistently high inflation and gas prices are looming over sports and the monetary pipeline that resumed when fans returned to games amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Aaron Armstead, left, and his son Alec, from Chicago, take bites out of their sandwiches before a baseball game between the Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Chicago. Persistently high inflation and gas prices are looming over sports and the monetary pipeline that resumed when fans returned to games amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A beer vendor figures out the price for a baseball fan during a baseball game between the Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Chicago. Persistently high inflation and gas prices are looming over sports and the monetary pipeline that resumed when fans returned to games amid the pandemic.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Inflation, gas prices looming over sports biz, concessions