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Minnesota regents approve beer sales at stadium



It took a few months, but the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents finally voted to approve of alcohol sales at TCF Bank Stadium, according to KARE11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The vote passed 10-1.

The sale of alcohol, which could include both beer and wine, will be permitted in two specified locations on the west side of the stadium  farthest away from the student section (pictured) and frat boys. Unofficially, UM could net as much as $1.5 million from the sales.

In March, the Minnesota State Senate passed a liquor bill opening the door for UM’s Board of Regents to sign off on a liquor license application for the stadium.

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5 Responses to “Minnesota regents approve beer sales at stadium”
  1. 12is3times4 says: Jul 11, 2012 8:47 PM

    This, it should be noted, was done mainly to facilitate the NFL Vikings’ temporary relocation to TCF Bank Stadium for the 2013 and/or 2014 seasons, while the Metrodome is razed to make way for the Vikings’ new permanent home stadium to be built on the Metrodome site.

    It may also put TCF Bank Stadium back in play to host the NHL’s Winter Classic in the next few years, instead of with Target Field or the new Vikings stadium.

  2. bertenheim says: Jul 11, 2012 8:57 PM

    A drinker’s gonna drink. And I hate to generalize: But over-consumption by the 21-39 demographic has made alot of sporting (and other) events too coarse for a family outing.

  3. onbucky96 says: Jul 11, 2012 8:59 PM

    Finally, we’ll have something to do @that dump while we wait for Bucky to storm the field with The Axe. Check the chart, go for 2, oh yeah, ON WISCONSIN!

  4. overratedgators says: Jul 12, 2012 12:33 AM

    It’s Minne-choka. They gotta do SOMETHING to make the games worth attending.

  5. dawglb says: Jul 12, 2012 1:56 AM

    A small % of the college students will actually be the purchasers. They will get tanked before the games….and save their last $5 for the fraternity parties that night. It will be the Alumni and older types who will pay that kind of $ for a beverage. Let’s face it, college students figure how to drink the most beer for the cheapest amount of cash…..

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