Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free

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Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Monday, March 17, 2014 11:15 PM (permalink)
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"You've got to set up places to vendor this stuff and you've got to make sure you're selling it to the right people, not the wrong people, and then you've got to deal with all the ramifications of alcohol being served in an area where you've got a lot of young people and a lot of underage people," he said.

"Sometimes people lose track of the fact that we have to organize and manage 110,000 to 115,000 people all in one tight space, and get them in there and out of there safely," he continued. "I don't think serving alcohol is going to make that job any easier."


Could you imagine if they did?! The concession and bathroom lines are already an hour wait during games right now.

Go Blue!!

Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.

 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:20 AM (permalink)
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I was shocked at the BWW bowl here in Tempe, AZ that they sold booze. For some reason I was under the impression that it wasn't allowed in all College stadiums. Does Sun Devil stadium serve during the regular season?
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Tuesday, March 18, 2014 3:00 AM (permalink)
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Good for Michigan. I like my beer as much as the next guy but Michigan Stadium is not the proper venue for it. Shoot, it's hard to cope with some fans as is and understand what they're saying. Just sayin....
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:53 AM (permalink)
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All of the bowl games that I have been to served alcohol. Now some universities are allowing alcohol even if is on campus. Texas will start serving it I believe this coming year.
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:18 PM (permalink)
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Cincinnati allows alcohol at games, hell there's a sports bar on campus. We use to grab beers between and after classes. Friend of mine from SEC country that came to a football game was shocked by what he saw. It's really not that big a deal if you don't make a big deal about it. Granted Cincinnati is small scale relative to Michigan but the cocept remans valid.

Between the BS lack of night games vs. Sparty and this, one thing is clear. DB does not trust people to behave like adults. I've found that if you set and enforce high expections that is generally what you'll get.
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:12 PM (permalink)
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Football without beer is just weird. 

And I'm not even a big drinker or anything- and never drink at games due to the crazy prices. But being at a game without booze would just seem odd.
 
 
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:11 AM (permalink)
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The Stadium is already a logistical nightmare and to try and sell beer would be insane - I can't even imagine the lines. I opted not to go to the Winter Classic but I'm sure a lot of the game was viewed on the monitors while standing in line to buy beer or take a $quirt.
We haven't had it before so it's not like they've taken something away. I'll just continue to tailgate and bring a flask in if so inclined, no big deal.
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:14 AM (permalink)
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Cincinnati allows alcohol at games, hell there's a sports bar on campus. We use to grab beers between and after classes. Friend of mine from SEC country that came to a football game was shocked by what he saw. It's really not that big a deal if you don't make a big deal about it. Granted Cincinnati is small scale relative to Michigan but the cocept remans valid.

Between the BS lack of night games vs. Sparty and this, one thing is clear. DB does not trust people to behave like adults. I've found that if you set and enforce high expections that is generally what you'll get.

It's the adults that cause most of the problems. 
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:25 AM (permalink)
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Cincinnati allows alcohol at games, hell there's a sports bar on campus. We use to grab beers between and after classes. Friend of mine from SEC country that came to a football game was shocked by what he saw. It's really not that big a deal if you don't make a big deal about it. Granted Cincinnati is small scale relative to Michigan but the cocept remans valid.

Between the BS lack of night games vs. Sparty and this, one thing is clear. DB does not trust people to behave like adults. I've found that if you set and enforce high expections that is generally what you'll get.

It's the adults that cause most of the problems. 

DB is famous for saying "if other schools can figure it out why can't we." The change to play night games is a good example. Well the same applies for other things, if other schools can figure out how to play rivalry games at night, why can't we? If other schools can figure out how to sell alcohol at games why can't we?
 
Now if DB had some cost-benefits analysis that said we had little to gain from selling beer at games, or playing Michigan State at night then I`d get it. As things stand it is the classic "you/we can't do this because I`m the parent and I said so"
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:27 AM (permalink)
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I was under the impression this is a conference decision ... I don't think SEC/B1G sell alcohol at games. I know the AAC, Big East and Conference USA do (or used to).
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:24 PM (permalink)
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The last time I attended a game at the big house, it sure didn't smell alcohol free to me......think I was the only one in my row not using a flask....lol


(Only because I wasn't prepared, I wouldve gladly participated;)
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:18 PM (permalink)
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alans26


I was under the impression this is a conference decision ... I don't think SEC/B1G sell alcohol at games. I know the AAC, Big East and Conference USA do (or used to).

Minnesota is going to start selling beer.

 
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:04 AM (permalink)
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If we did serve beer I'm sure DB would be looking into this little trick most places do that serve beer.
 
 
 
 

LETS GET BACK TO WINNING
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:08 AM (permalink)
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Hahahaha probably so!!!!
 
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Re:Michigan Stadium to remain alcohol free Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:03 AM (permalink)
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Cincinnati allows alcohol at games, hell there's a sports bar on campus. We use to grab beers between and after classes. Friend of mine from SEC country that came to a football game was shocked by what he saw. It's really not that big a deal if you don't make a big deal about it. Granted Cincinnati is small scale relative to Michigan but the cocept remans valid.

Between the BS lack of night games vs. Sparty and this, one thing is clear. DB does not trust people to behave like adults. I've found that if you set and enforce high expections that is generally what you'll get.

It's the adults that cause most of the problems. 

DB is famous for saying "if other schools can figure it out why can't we." The change to play night games is a good example. Well the same applies for other things, if other schools can figure out how to play rivalry games at night, why can't we? If other schools can figure out how to sell alcohol at games why can't we?

Now if DB had some cost-benefits analysis that said we had little to gain from selling beer at games, or playing Michigan State at night then I`d get it. As things stand it is the classic "you/we can't do this because I`m the parent and I said so"

 
There are so many things that DB(ag) can't figure out, beer sales is just one on a long list.  
 
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