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Wolffan

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Beer Garden Concession at the Stadium
« on: September 10, 2018, 07:49:52 pm »
I was at the SBU v Bryant football game and thought the innovation of selling beer in the end zone 'beer garden' worked out well.  I am not going to whine about the cost per beverage because I think the very professional staff did a very good job in checking ID's (essentially, everyone presents an ID to enter the general public beer garden area no matter age) and keeping things very low key.

I'm sure the staff gave consideration to the idea of allowing spectator purchase at the regular concession and permitting drinking in the stadium seats but the current method precludes many other issues.

Another  initiative this year was to prohibit exit and reentry to the stadium during the games (had no problem with that either) and having a cold adult beverage available (within full view of the game) seemed to help in that regard. 

Kudos on the 'beer garden' initiate and kudos to the staff on the implementation.
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Re: Beer Garden Concession at the Stadium
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 02:19:12 am »
I haven't been to the stadium to see if, but if they're finally serving beer at the games, it's a step in the right direction. Between that, the new concession stand, the IPF, new turf, etc. we're well on our way in the right direction.

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Re: Beer Garden Concession at the Stadium
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 05:13:21 am »
I was at the SBU v Bryant football game and thought the innovation of selling beer in the end zone 'beer garden' worked out well.  I am not going to whine about the cost per beverage because I think the very professional staff did a very good job in checking ID's (essentially, everyone presents an ID to enter the general public beer garden area no matter age) and keeping things very low key.

I'm sure the staff gave consideration to the idea of allowing spectator purchase at the regular concession and permitting drinking in the stadium seats but the current method precludes many other issues.

Another  initiative this year was to prohibit exit and reentry to the stadium during the games (had no problem with that either) and having a cold adult beverage available (within full view of the game) seemed to help in that regard. 

Kudos on the 'beer garden' initiate and kudos to the staff on the implementation.

I have no issues with the beer garden as well. Picking Blue Point to be there supplier of beer was a mistake, but whatever. They might want to consider selling wine for the ladies.

I talked to Rob Emmerich and Shawn Heilbron about the new policy changes on Saturday and he said Blue Point is selling their Beer for free to SB and SB charges $7 per can.  100% profit for SB. SB can't lose, right?

As far as it being a huge success, as per SH Tweet, I don't think so. I only saw a handful of people in that little triangle area before the game started, and a few more people during the game. So, I don't think they made a ton of money as they are proclaiming. One thing I do know is. A lot and I mean a lot of people are pissed they can't go back out to the parking lot at halftime.

In my tailgating group, we have 18 season ticket holders and 5 young teenage kids. In the past, these kids would go out at halftime to throw the ball around, or just hang out behind our tailgate vehicles and eat food, snacks, drink or whatever. Now they are bored as hell and run around inside the stadium, looking for something to do. Us parents would get up to stretch, and go out and have a cold beverage, eat, BS about the game and go back in at the start of the third period. Now we no longer can do this. and trust me, we aren't the only large tailgaters who are chirping about this..

I know you guys dont care if i go to the games or not, but if SB loses a bunch of fans because of their to re entry policy, they will feel it in lost revenues next season. I hope they sell a lot of disgusting Blue Point beer to make up for lost revenues....