Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Hockey Forum' started by LadyStanley, Jan 18, 2011.
I wouldnt think arena & stadium Concessionaires' are going to be overjoyed with that one LadyStanley. I'm thinking Molly Hatchet & crew on a rampage through The Tank, ACC, Bell Center.......
Pretty dangerous territory to tread as the leagues, teams & arenas rely heavily upon brewery & in some cases distillery sponsorships & product sales. Increased excitement spikes hormonal levels of testosterone, estrogen & the rest of that pond scum stuff; combined with 2-3 drinks during the game which for many is akin to drinking a 40 pounder of Vodka at 30,000 feet. Neat. Getting behind the wheel of a car to drive home after a game is most definitely not a good idea. Heck, even walkings' a big problem for plenty. Personally, I find crawling works best, and it really freaks people out which always good for a laugh.
Interesting stuff. In a lot of places a bar tender / owner can be charged for overserving a customer who then gets in thier car and causes an accident, yet rarely do you ever hear of an arena cutting people off from buying beer.
"Alright folks, sorry, most have had something to drink tonight, but we're locking the doors, as some of you aren't fit to drive, and we can't take the chance. So, everyone pick a seat, and were laying some carpet down the ice-and you can all sleep it off-Reville(sp?) will be played at 6am for those going to work...."
IIRC, the Shark Tank cuts off serving alcohol after the 1st media break in 3rd period. (Most of the food concessions close soon after 2nd intermission also.)
I thought many places cut booze at the end of the 2nd intermission?
Only 8%? Lame.
They stop beer sales at the end of the second intermission.
Beer & sports, whoever would have put those two together...seriously, why is this news? Half of the fans are tuned when they enter the stadium after tailgating all day...
Cutting off sales is all good, but I was referring to overselling to a specific person. I might not be able to purchase beer after the second period, but no one is going to stop me from buying six or whatever before that.
No kidding. I'm surprised the number is as low as 8%.
Perhaps $8.50 a beer(At Honda Center at least) is a deal breaker.
Hockey Tournaments and Drinking.
Interesting study but it is confined to pro sports where you have one game after the tailgate party.
On the other hand if the study were extended to youth hockey tournaments where alcohol is served in the arena restaurant or bar or available in the VIP lounge during a day with twelve -14 hours of games the numbers may be would be higher.
People would kill for an 8.50 beer at the ACC (I believe the beer there is like 11 or 12 dollars?)
The only way they could make that call would be to use a bracelet system. Not gonna happen.
it's not rock and roll, no matter how much they pipe in canned punk and metal music.
however, since watery warm lager is like 10$ a cup, 8% seems rather high.
But its a canadian dollar, so its about the same.
I was mostly just jokin around, but . . .
This study is based mostly on MLB games with a few NFL games thrown in; baseball is super boring (IMO) so you may as well get drunk, while NFL has tailgate parties before the game for cheap beer drinking. And "legally drunk" as far as I know is a 0.08 BAC, which is about 3-5 beers over a few hours for most people, depending on how big you are. If I'm going to a hockey games with friends I normally only buy about 2 beers (because they're so damn expensive), but I'll have a few beers before the game too, so I'd probably fit in that "legally drunk" category.
1999 called, I wants that joke back, considering how for the last couple years the Loonie has been on par or worth more than the US Dollar.
I never understood why people are happy to pay $8 or more for a beer @ a game when there is so much cheap beer available before any game at local bars, tailgates, bodegas........
A 16oz beer @ MSG can run $8.50 or more. A 32oz beer downstairs in Penn Station costs $4.
It's bizarre really.
I'd be interested to see the percentage of people that are already drunk when they arrive. At about 10 bucks a beer over a 3 hour period, there can't be that many people who are more drunk after than before.
It's also a matter of alcohol tolerance (how much can one consume before impaired). As well as the game score and whether your rooting for the winner or loser.
From time to time, I chat up one of the uniformed policemen that patrol the Tank as I'm leaving to find out if it's been a quiet night or one where they've had to (forcibly) remove one or more from the arena due to drunkenness.
IN GENERAL, it seems like the more unruly patrons are the visitors, and things get worse should the score not be in favor of the team you're rooting for.
Do most arenas have limits?
In Columbus, they will only sell two alcoholic beverages to one person at a time. That would provide control alone. It often takes 10 or so minutes to go through a line.
I've never noticed restrictions anywhere else, but I haven't really looked.
Because you're already there and its 3 hours before you can leave the concessions monopoly that an arena holds. Some people want to keep their buzz at any price. Honestly I think with all the tailgatting 8 percent is low at least in football. I think its because alot of people don't buy beer and sober up during a game.
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