Selling alcohol products such as Wine and Vodka at sports events

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    Some stadiums sell wine but there always some lower-class guy saying that it's destroying the games because wine attracts more wealthy and women people. Vodka doesn't seem to be sold at any sports events from what I've known.

    What are your opinion of selling more alcohol outside of the traditional beer market? I would support it since I enjoy vodka and wine more than I do for beer. Rum and whisky should be sold at sport events too.
     
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    "Women people"? :laugh:

    What's wrong with attracting wealthy people and/or women people?
     
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    There are several places around the Bridgestone Arena which sell wine and a wide variety of mid-level liquors. There is also a full bar in the club level.
     
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    I meant the so called "un-elite" who try thinking that wine is for the wealthy and beer should be the only drink served at sporting events. True prudery I tell you.
     
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    i'm fairly certain that you can get mixed drinks and coolers at every nhl stadium.
    wine may be reserved just for boxes, restaurants, and lounges.
     
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    It's hard to imagine people drinking wine in the general seating area. It just doesn't fit the experience. Typically you would expect to at least have a table if you're drinking wine or mixed drinks, which is why most arenas have a bar of some sort somewhere in the building.

    But hey, if you really want to sit there and sip chardonnay while screaming "ref you suck", who am I to stop you?
     
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    Seems to work for some guys downtown, just put a brown bag around a bottle of old sailor or Ripple and you're set for the next hour or so.
     
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    It's available pretty much everywhere, you normally just can't take it with you. I remember at CAA they had a *stand* that sold wine and booze... and you *COULD* take it with you. :laugh:
     
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    Wine and full bar has always been available to club level folks.

    The Sharks converted one of their main concourse merchandise stands into a full service bar, as well as offer Sharkaritas and a few other mixed drinks.

    Also, there's a microbrewery or two that supply beer (on tap) as well as a wide variety (read international flavor and domestic) of bottled beer available around the concourse.
     
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    All I want is Guinness on tap
     
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    Bring back the wine skin's, they were awesome. I haven't seen one in decades.
     
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    But games have become so expensive that the ones who can afford, say, lower bowl tickets, can also afford wine or these 40% abv beverages, like vodka, cognac and the like.
     
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    A shot of vodka would like $12
     
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    Screw beer leagues. Wine leagues are where it's at.
     
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    heavens knows I couldn't make it through a game without a merlot
     
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    I'd pay like 20 bucks for a margarita at a game, that would be awesome.
     
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    Staples Center has two full bars on the lower concourse and I believe one upstairs. Club has them as well.

    They price depending on what type of alcohol(Usually have a house, a good, and a great) and I think the lowest starts at $12-14
     
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    It would have to be IceWine for hockey games.:yo:
     
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    They tend to chat too much and not follow the game? :sarcasm:
     
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    Somehow, I dont think anyone would relish the thought of large swaths of fans with skin paint sitting in their sections with Go Cup's full of pure grain alcohol, vodka or tequila in one hand, high-test beer in the other. :help:

    Licensing restrictions prohibits the sale of liquor to patrons in general seating in pretty much all jurisdictions with the exception of closed & monitored environments within the arena (suites, sit down bars, specially designated seating areas & restaurants etc).

    If you like a Margarita with yer hockey, Club seats at the job. $20 will get you 2 pitchers and a huge plate of nacho's. :thumbu:
     
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    United Center has full bars in the upper level corners.
     
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    OK, so how many shares in the place do you own?:nod:
     
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    You talkin Glendale arena bonds or with concessionaire's Centerplate & Delaware North?. :huh:
     
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    Unfortunately, the labor and time-intensive nature of a good Guinness pour makes it impractical for arena concessions...
     
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