So. Beer will FINALLY be sold on football Saturdays at the golden gophers home stadium! The University of Minnesota Regents voted and it was approved 10-1.
What does this mean for the University?
First off, more fun! Everyone likes to sip a beer while watching sporting events. Don't believe it? Check out this article on a study from our very own researchers at the University of Minnesota on the relationship between sports and alcohol consumption!
Also, a HUGE profit gain! It is estimated that selling beer during football Saturday will bring in $1.5 million yearly in extra revenue to the university! Woo!
However, Gopher security will have keep an even closer watch on the activity of the students. Already pregamed-up college students will now be able to get their hands on even MORE brew, which might make lewd behavior and alcohol poisoning a bigger threat. But, Gopher regents were smart and are locating the venders on the west side of the stadium; farthest away from the student section :) AND this article shows that thanks to more security in places that sell beer, there hasn't been a significant increase in incidents!
Gophers in the TCF Stadium will be the first Big Ten school to sell alcohol outside of it's suites. Sooo take that Badgers!
I, personally, can't wait to see how crazy our gophers will get during Homecoming against Iowa! Mark your calenders: September 28, 2013.