Concession Law and Legal Definition

A concession is a private business operated on another's property by contract or permit. Examples of such businesses include food and beverage operations, tennis and golf lessons, driving ranges, pro shops and gift stands, equestrian centers, electronic game arcades, amusement rides, bicycle rentals, vending machines, batting cages, etc. Concessions are governed by state, federal, and local laws, which vary by jurisdiction. The contract terms of the concession vary by entity.