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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by PreecherJenkins » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:46 am

was the lack of beer or wine the reason that anyone stayed away? To me it's a nice to have not a need to have. Rather have a competitive basketball/football team than miller lite keg for $11 a drink.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:21 am

It's a nice to have. And if it's $11 per beer, it will fail immediately. I think this department is much smarter than that... Amherst is not Boston. Hell, even BU doesn't sell them at that price.

We'll find out in less than 2 weeks.
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by 69MG » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:03 am

Does anyone think the price of beer will affect attendance? I don't. It's a nice perk to have beer and wine sales but that won't lure age 21 students or the casual fan to the games. The price will affect in-game alcohol sales, but that's about all as far as I can see.

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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by LS71 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:11 am

Funny...there was a time when several posters suggested selling alcohol at the Bill as a way to boost atrendance and liven up the crowds.

Now that it’s here, the sense I get from this thread is that the response is lukewarm.
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:32 am

The news was very well received on Twitter. It's a good and long overdue addition. Will it help sell the place out? No. If it drives a few extra people to go or to stay longer while there, it's a benefit.

The folks courtside last year certainly seemed to enjoy the alcohol sales last year. I expect the general crowd will too.
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by Floyd » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:08 pm

Whoever said it's a nice to have, not a need to have, I guess it all depends on how the team does. If we're down by 30 to Shitstick State, it's a need to have.
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by Jackson96 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:21 pm

I wonder where Shitstick State is ranked according to www.collegesportsinsanity.com
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by LS71 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:28 pm

The higher the sales, the more cops will be assigned to follow our fans home! :lol: :wink:
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by 69MG » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:50 pm

I just thought of a major positive factor. Maybe it will loosen up the old geysers (not including myself) and get them to make some noise!!! :D

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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by LS71 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:58 pm

^ "geysers" Deliberate pun? :lol:

A possible downside is that alcohol could fuel 'disputes' about standing. Some who sit and drink might be emboldened. Just sayin'...either that or they'll loosen up and stand and cheer as well.
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by SignMan » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:20 pm

Stump for Beechwood Aging!
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by 69MG » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:26 pm

LS71 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:58 pm
^ "geysers" Deliberate pun? :lol:

A possible downside is that alcohol could fuel 'disputes' about standing. Some who sit and drink might be emboldened. Just sayin'...either that or they'll loosen up and stand and cheer as well.
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by SignMan » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:34 pm

not a big beer drinker here, but if I had a vote, I'd like to see
St. Bernardus Wit
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Or Xata
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by Floyd » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:02 pm

Yeah, I don't think that will be happening
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by UMass02 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:07 am

This is a big deal to those that follow the department closely. The politics behind this decision are interesting to those in the know. Many, many people had to sign off on this and/or have arms twisted to do so. This has been discussed for several years; glad to see it come to fruition.

The lack of alcohol sales was money left on the table in terms of product sales and ticket sales. I don’t think the lack of alcohol kept people home, but I do think the availability will attract new fans once word gets out. I know some hockey fans went to TBird games instead of UMass games due partially to beer.

If the price of alcohol is similar to the prices in the Hunt Room and Commonwealth Hockey Club, expect $6-$7 for 12 ounces. I can’t see them pricing booze like at a Pats game.

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