Beaver Stadium Beer Sales Prove To Be Quick & Accessible
After many rumors and much anticipation, Saturday’s game against Northwestern marked the first time Beaver Stadium sold beer, besides in its club sections.
Not knowing how many more opportunities I would have to drink inside Beaver Stadium, I felt that I had to help myself to a cold one while cheering on the Nittany Lions.
The Purchasing Process
Beaver Stadium did a really good job when it came to how easy and accessible it was to buy a beer. Other than the nearest grab-and-go station being on the other side of the stadium from the student section (which I completely understand), the whole process was very quick and efficient, taking less than 30 seconds to buy a beer. I think it took me longer to decide what beer I was going to buy than the actual checkout process. The grab-and-go stations made for a really effective way to avoid lines.
The only difference in buying a beer in Beaver Stadium than any other sporting venue I’ve been to is a wristband that is given to you confirming to stadium officials that you are of age to be purchasing and consuming an alcoholic beverage. I had a nice little exchange with two police officers who jokingly came up to me and asked me if I was 21, despite seeing my wristband.
I elected to start off with a Coors Light that costs $10, which is obviously a bit pricey, but I’ve spent more for a beer at a sporting event before, so it wasn’t too bad. All beer is $10 except for Blue Moon, which costs $12. Something important to note is that you can purchase no more than two beers per transaction. Also, the wristband didn’t come at any additional charge.
Can You Bring Beer Into The Student Section?
Yes! This was the big question for me entering the weekend, but Beaver Stadium is not prohibiting those of age to bring their purchased beer into the student section. I walked right into the student section with my beer without any problems at all.
The temperature and conditions didn’t put me in the drinking mood, but it was nice to stand in the student section while enjoying a beer, something I never thought I would be able to do.
Overall, I thought that Beaver Stadium did a great job of bringing beer to fans inside the stadium. Being able to enjoy a cold one while watching my favorite college team didn’t disappoint. I’m not sure how often I’ll be purchasing beer in the stadium if this becomes a regular thing (sorry, but $10 for a beer is really unreasonable), but I had a great experience doing so this past weekend, price aside.
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