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Concession stand woes at TD Place being sorted by OSEG

People's celebratory mood at Friday's RedBlacks home opener meant that empty concession were met with relatively high spirits, but that's not to say it isn't a problem that needs to be worked out.

The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is training staff and rearranging plans to make sure these growing pains are just that.

Overwhelming crowds as the gate opened at 5p.m. meant some stands were out of food and drink at 5:45 and the immense crowds made restocking a challenge.

OSEG CEO Bernie Ashe said there were some technical problems too.

"We had our point of sale system, in certain parts of the stadium, went down just before opening, so that caused us some delays as well in terms of processing people, so these are things that we addressed," he said, adding that issue will not happen again.

At Sunday's Ottawa Fury game there were no complaints about the concession stands.

Ashe said staff are training based on how things went Friday to make sure the next home game, Saturday August 2nd against Saskatchewan, runs smoothly.

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