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(TwinCities.com)   The University of Minnesota lost $16,000 selling alcohol at football games, cancels its "one for you, one for me" sales incentive plan   (twincities.com) divider line 5
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2013-03-22 12:52:20 AM
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If you can't make a profit from alcohol sales to football fans, you suck at sales.

That shiat sells itself.
2013-03-21 11:38:42 PM
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plutonium: eikni: The extra security, medical attention, and such seems kind of stupid.  Unless Gopher fans never tailgated or drank before the game or sneaked in flasks.  I'd think there would be less problems if you can buy beer as you want in the stadium at an even pace.  This would prevent fans loading up on booze for the whole game in the parking lot.

As a U of MN employee, the administration fought tooth and nail to avoid selling alcohol at the stadium.  They're fine with the Campus Club (for professors and staff who pay membership) having the ability to sell as much booze as possible, but for students, they pretend we're in a dry county in Utah.

I honestly think they'd be happier if they could avoid students at the game as well -- the student entrance is on the back side, at the farthest point from the rest of campus, and students can't use any other entrance. Also, to ensure that students don't resell tickets, they ID aggressively at that entrance (and only that entrance) -- if a hypothetical student Alice buys four tickets for her and three friends, and Alice can't make it, nobody gets in to the stadium because the person whose name is on the tickets isn't there.

They've also had breathalyzers at the student entrance in the past (not sure if currently). It's crazy.

Should be even more fun when the farking Vikings play in TCF Stadium for two years.


I remember a time, not too far in the past, when a lot of universities had a bowling alley and bar in the farking student union.
Those have all gone away, and a lot of them are banning alcohol in the dorms, even if you are of age. I won't even get into outdoor smoking bans for the entire campus.

There was a time, not so long ago that students were treated like grown ass adults (you know, 18+) that could make their own decisions. Yeah, sometimes they make poor decisions, but they're still grown ass adults that pay a lot of money to be there.

/Rant off
2013-03-21 11:14:01 PM
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eikni: The extra security, medical attention, and such seems kind of stupid.  Unless Gopher fans never tailgated or drank before the game or sneaked in flasks.  I'd think there would be less problems if you can buy beer as you want in the stadium at an even pace.  This would prevent fans loading up on booze for the whole game in the parking lot.


As a U of MN employee, the administration fought tooth and nail to avoid selling alcohol at the stadium.  They're fine with the Campus Club (for professors and staff who pay membership) having the ability to sell as much booze as possible, but for students, they pretend we're in a dry county in Utah.

I honestly think they'd be happier if they could avoid students at the game as well -- the student entrance is on the back side, at the farthest point from the rest of campus, and students can't use any other entrance. Also, to ensure that students don't resell tickets, they ID aggressively at that entrance (and only that entrance) -- if a hypothetical student Alice buys four tickets for her and three friends, and Alice can't make it, nobody gets in to the stadium because the person whose name is on the tickets isn't there.

They've also had breathalyzers at the student entrance in the past (not sure if currently). It's crazy.

Should be even more fun when the farking Vikings play in TCF Stadium for two years.
2013-03-21 03:37:57 PM
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This is difficult to believe. Selling $1 worth of beer for $7.50 to people lining up like they were waiting for bread in the USSR should be profitable.
2013-03-21 01:19:54 PM
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Booze cost them 180,000 and they sold it for 900,000. Either those are the highest paid beer vendors in history, or someone is getting one hell of a kickback
 
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