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Some LSU Fans Complain Of Steep Beer Prices At Tiger Stadium

Fans had options to purchase domestic beer for $8 and premium selections, including wine, for $9
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Fans had options to purchase domestic beer for $8 and premium selections, including wine, for $9
Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Fans had options to purchase domestic beer for $8 and premium selections, including wine, for $9
Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Most LSU fans "expressed excitement" over the new policy of allowing alcohol sales at Tiger Stadium, but it "didn't come without some criticisms" in its debut over the weekend, according to Blake Paterson of the Baton Rouge ADVOCATE. Some fans in attendance for Georgia Southern-LSU on Saturday "complained that the prices -- $8 for domestic beer, $9 for premium beer and wine -- were too high." Others hoped for a "wider selection." A handful of lines "grew lengthy as concession workers tirelessly poured sometimes foamy cans of beer into plastic cups." Kiosks accepting credit cards "experienced spotty coverage that delayed sales." LSU said that it "planned to send out a survey to ticket holders following the game for feedback and would continuously monitor wait times, product availability and quality during the game" (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 9/1).

SELLING LIKE HOTCAKES: In Ft. Worth, Mac Engel noted beer was so popular Saturday night at TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium that some concession stands were "selling out of Miller Lite and Coors late in the second quarter" of the school's game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Ft. Worth STAR-TELEGRAM, 9/1). Also in Ft. Worth, Drew Davison noted with TCU now selling beer at home games, the university "had to do away with the popular in-and-out policy." TCU AD Jeremiah Donati said that the policy "had to change for safety and liability reasons." No other stadium in the country that sells alcohol "has an in-and-out policy." Fans seemed "lukewarm on the idea that being able to purchase beer in the stadium was a fair trade off in getting rid of the in-and-out policy." While many "may not feel it’s a fair trade off by losing the in-and-out policy," being able to "purchase beer in the stadium drew zero complaints." People were "pleased with the price point -- $7 for beer during the game, and $5 during a 'Happy Hour' pricing from when gates open until 30 minutes before kickoff" (Ft. Worth STAR-TELEGRAM, 9/1).