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Beer & Wine

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:40 am
by mlaconte459
Not sure where to put this one.. but it has just been released that Beer & Wine will be available at the Mullins Center starting this season

https://twitter.com/umassathletics/stat ... 68577?s=21

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:45 pm
by UMass'96
I think that we are a bunch of alcoholics on this board...

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:01 pm
by Acer71
Could have used it a few season's back. Hopefully not so much now!

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:05 pm
by go_gou
Should help with student attendance a bit

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:38 pm
by econalum
Finally. BU Hockey has served wine and beer for many years. It is very tightly controlled, like 1 drink per i.d..

And, there have been all sorts of special events on UM campus, including Mullins, where alcohol was either available or served free.

IMHO, make it available, to avoid binging and pre-gaming, and just make it a social thing. 2 drinks per i.d. per event would seem reasonable.

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:35 pm
by baseline47
What's the drinking age for beer? Wine? I'm proud to say I still get carded!?!/ Only at BJ's though.

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:13 pm
by fenway617
go_gou wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Should help with student attendance a bit
Most undergrads are under 21 so it will be no help there. And unfortunately for the students who are 21+ I can't see this having much of an impact getting them to show up for games, it will likely be $6+ per beer. But I can see this helping to get fans in the building earlier. Instead of stopping off for a beer at a local spot this ay draw them into the building earlier.

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 am
by UMass02
UMass has many drinking establishments on campus (University Club, U-Pub, etc.), but has never made an effort to court fans to these establishments. I’m really surprised they don’t try to capture business on doubleheader days (basketball-hockey for example). Perhaps they don’t want to interfere with official sponsors like the Hangar or they don’t want overserved customers.

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:49 pm
by McKinney
UMass02 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 am
UMass has many drinking establishments on campus (University Club, U-Pub, etc.), but has never made an effort to court fans to these establishments. I’m really surprised they don’t try to capture business on doubleheader days (basketball-hockey for example). Perhaps they don’t want to interfere with official sponsors like the Hangar or they don’t want overserved customers.
They're also like 1.5 miles from McGuirk and 0.75 miles from Mullins. I mean they're certainly there for the taking but I think there are few fans who would walk 30 minutes for a beer. I mean fuck there's complaints about the bathrooms which are what at most 0.1 miles from the stadium?

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:16 pm
by Floyd
McKinney, I believe that's the first time I've heard you use profanity on the board. What u been doin' this summer? :lol:

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:21 pm
by fenway617
UMass02 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 am
UMass has many drinking establishments on campus (University Club, U-Pub, etc.), but has never made an effort to court fans to these establishments. I’m really surprised they don’t try to capture business on doubleheader days (basketball-hockey for example). Perhaps they don’t want to interfere with official sponsors like the Hangar or they don’t want overserved customers.
I have always thought they should add on a restaurant to the Mullins Center or a space that can be used for more of an informal gather spot open to the public that serves food and booze. How hard can it be :lol:

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:22 pm
by McKinney
^^ Floyd, I think you're right. :oops: :lol: I had a BLAST at my internship in Boston.

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:55 am
by vanmeter
I think it is a very good idea.

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:15 am
by UMass02
McKinney wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:49 pm

They're also like 1.5 miles from McGuirk and 0.75 miles from Mullins. I mean they're certainly there for the taking but I think there are few fans who would walk 30 minutes for a beer. I mean fuck there's complaints about the bathrooms which are what at most 0.1 miles from the stadium?
I guess you are correct. If they complain about a 500-ft walk to a permanent bathroom (passing many portapotties on the way), they certainly won’t walk 2500 feet to the U Pub.

Re: Beer & Wine

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:46 am
by Jackson96
Good news, obviously, but for me at least (not being able to go to any games) it doesn't necessarily qualify as "big" news the way it was being touted by some on Twitter.

I guess maybe my definition of big differs than theirs. It's a difference I've had before with past girlfriends as well.