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Miscellaneous => Polls => Topic started by: ViseGrip on May 27, 2014, 02:20:57 PM

Title: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: ViseGrip on May 27, 2014, 02:20:57 PM
Is beer a good idea at college sporting events?

Discuss and defend.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: brycemus on May 27, 2014, 02:38:06 PM
it already is in some cases.

when Iowa plays at Soldier Field they can serve beer and they do.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: ViseGrip on May 27, 2014, 03:12:24 PM
it already is in some cases.

when Iowa plays at Soldier Field they can serve beer and they do.

Should it be so at all venues and all events?
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: brycemus on May 27, 2014, 03:19:17 PM
well yeah ... I mean if it's already available then it isn't an actual "Ban"
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: Ray Brinzer on May 27, 2014, 03:24:17 PM
it already is in some cases.

when Iowa plays at Soldier Field they can serve beer and they do.

Should it be so at all venues and all events?

No.  Only wrestling events.  No need to share this advantage.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: ViseGrip on May 27, 2014, 03:32:11 PM
well yeah ... I mean if it's already available then it isn't an actual "Ban"

Most colleges ban it in their home venues I believe.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: ViseGrip on May 27, 2014, 03:33:48 PM
it already is in some cases.

when Iowa plays at Soldier Field they can serve beer and they do.

Should it be so at all venues and all events?

No.  Only wrestling events.  No need to share this advantage.

Gotta love the teetotaler promoting consumption!  :D
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: fuhr on May 27, 2014, 08:13:29 PM
Minnesota put in a beer garden and, despite somehow losing money on it the first year, they claim incidents involving alcohol declined.  Assumption being fewer people feel the need to drink a case of beer before an 11 am kickoff, knowing they can have one or two inside.


Of course there are going to be idiots.... always are.  But if controlled and limited to a certain area I'd be in favor.  For example when the Goofs played at the Metrodump and alcohol was served throughout the venue like any pro stadium it was the drunken mess you'd expect.  Of course it didn't help that Iowa and Wisconsin fans saw this as a home game in someone else's stadium, outnumbered the Mn. Crowd sometimes by more than 2-1, and treated it like a drunken vacation.   Now that it's controlled and limited to a beer garden there seems to be a distinct lack of Iowa fans having sex in bathroom stalls. 


A note, if you give enough money at Iowa to have club seats, you can buy beer and wine throughout the game as well.  Again, limited to how many, and where, and there seems to be  a lot less problematic drinking and incidents.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: ViseGrip on May 28, 2014, 10:12:07 AM
Colorado used to sell beer at their games and it was a disaster. Crap was being thrown from the stands onto opposing cheerleaders and stuff like that. They eventually said enough was enough and stopped selling it.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: FalconWrestlingKY on May 28, 2014, 10:51:40 PM
I believe beer should be available anywhere at a university; cafeterias, sporting events, vending machines, classrooms, roving bands of beer serving women... You get the idea
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: RYou on June 01, 2014, 09:16:54 PM
Only a handful of universities sell beer in the stadiums.  Liability is the obvious constraint.  With uncontrolled tailgating consumption, if the concession sells 1 beer to an individual, they become responsible for that individual even though he/she may have others fore and aft.  It's the reason why beers at most pro venues have pierced the $10 per cup cost.

Those universities that allow beer sales typically serve through a contract service provider that is assuming the alcohol liability risk.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: tpay on June 14, 2014, 11:15:33 PM
Beer should be sold anywhere responsible adults have money to buy & enjoy one..........once adults act like idiots it ruins it for everyone which happens all the time.........GROW UP FOOLS. 
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: buck on July 07, 2014, 10:13:42 AM
No beer, just wine.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: pipewrench on July 07, 2014, 05:40:29 PM
That's fine for you Lehigh snobs...sure you don't want Brandy?
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: buck on July 08, 2014, 07:57:48 AM
You are no longer allowed in Grace Hall.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: brycemus on July 08, 2014, 11:19:14 AM
I would think the Lehigh age group would be drinking port
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: buck on July 08, 2014, 11:30:04 AM
Lehigh fans are cool so whatever they're drinking others will follow.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: fuhr on July 08, 2014, 11:32:13 AM
I would think the Lehigh age group would be drinking port


I was thinking Activia. 
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: MetsFan on July 08, 2014, 11:42:50 AM
There's plenty of whine at all these events.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: FalconWrestlingKY on July 11, 2014, 08:07:31 AM
I think a bottle of scotch should come with every football ticket, that will class the place up
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: Intensity guru on July 12, 2014, 01:54:05 AM
What people want, should be sold everywhere.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: buck on July 12, 2014, 02:05:31 PM
Pot at Washington and Colorado games.
Title: Re: Should beer be sold at college sporting events?
Post by: horatio on July 20, 2014, 05:44:59 PM
^^right oh, buck!!

I am all in favor of it.  Like bryce said, there are certain venues that already sell it, teams that play at pro stadiums that aren't on campus.  Marquette basketball play their games at the Bradley Center, they sell beer there; but they can't sell it there when the NCAA tournament is played at the BC, kinda weak, but whatever. 

And then USF here in Tampa plays their home football games at Raymond James, they serve beer as well. 

BUT while I am an advocate of serving beer at college events, when they did serve beer at Badger games in Madison, it got sooooooper rowdy, and not always in a good way. 

But I'm also thinking $$$$$$$$ revenue for the schools as well.