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There should be protests and out cries objecting to the legislators passing this discriminating alcohol only for the well to do and people with financial means, and to hell with anyone that can only afford the cheap seats. This is just another indication how overpaid and out of touch these politicians really are. Tax payers are paying all those do nothings way to much in dollars and benefits, it is time the voters start cleaning house and not allow any politician more than one term, and their pay would be based on their merit and accomplishment.
Her outlandish statements and request have done nothing but stymie the democratic process.
Your political rant is, at best, misplaced - you need to be ranting about the Big Ten governance instead.
Maybe this is an imperfect bill, but it does call the U out -- are they concerned about drunken, rowdy crowds ruining a family game experience, or do they just want to keep booze a VIP-only thing?
We'll find out soon enough.
I think the bill should be passed, but with sales to anyone (of legal age, of course) to purchase alcohol in the stadium. I don't understand the reason behind not selling to patrons. If the person is gonna drink, let them drink. It already happens before hand in the form of tailgating, or at the bar, or at pregame parties. What's the harm in allowing the sale of alcohol to everyone if the school can gain from it??
and I really don't care either way, but I to tend to agree that if they sell it to one they should sell it to all. But if they limit to an exclusive area it's not going to break my heart as I do my drinking before and after the game. My seats are in the very top row just below the Outdoor Club seat and I'm more worried about the "adults" sitting behind me in that area getting access to alcohol. I can't even imagine how much more loud, belligerent and obnoxious they will be.
...in addition to the luxury suites? They should have limited it just to luxury suites like most other schools do when faced with this issue. Now they've opened up a can of worms. I guess 1/3 of folks will be wandering around concourse and waiting in line for beer instead of cheering on the Gophers -- because they need all the help they can get on the field. Bizarre decision...
Lets do the math. The Gophers keep losing. Crowds at the stadium average 15000 fans because of losses. Allow the University to sell 5000 bottles of beer and serve it as a first come first served. Everyone goes home before halftime to have a second beer. Makes as much sense as what the Legislature just passed, doesn't it?
The question is SHOULD the government tell the University or any entity how to run its business? Pawlenty backing this measure for populism really stinks to me. If the U decides they are going to have a certain policy, whatever that may be, they should be able to make that call on their own. If the fans boycott or show up less, the U can decide if it wants to change the policy. Why do we need a government tying its hands, all in the name of looking out for the little guy. Face reality folks, people that shell out more than 10 times what you do for seats won't do so unless they are getting some special perks. Be thankful they're shelling out and helping the Us athletic budget. They are under no obligation to do so. Class warfare must end.
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