Should The Siegel Center Sell Beer At Games?

Should VCU sell beer at games?

  • Yes

    Votes: 136 70.5%
  • No

    Votes: 48 24.9%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 9 4.7%

  • Total voters
    193

Natty

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I voted yes, here's why.

1) There is already alcohol in the building. - You can get beer already in the right suite, from VCU. So there's that.
2) There has been beer (and liquor for that matter) at all of our conference tournaments. - There may have been incidents that I don't know about, but that seems to have worked out fine at both the CAA tournaments and A-10 tournaments I've been to.
3) Hard to really kill it at a game - Hard to get wasted at a relatively short basketball game when there are long lines and when you don't want to leave your seat because you're watching hoops. Maybe I'm naive on that one though.
 
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ViCtorioUs

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Apr 19, 2009
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What a pleasant way to spend the evening. Quaffing a cold golden beverage at ones seat while spectating a sporting event. Jolly good. Of course there will need to be strict rules and limits. We wouldn't want inebriated ruffians running willy nilly and disturbing the enjoyment of ladies and gentlemen. I fear that the prices for these refreshing libations will be astronomical, but this would automatically winnow out much of the riff raff.
 

Love2Ram

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I'm for it but I wonder if this will add to or decrease the aisle traffic during play that so many complain about. At least 15oo people won't rush to the commonwealth room to chug during halftime and end up missing the first five minutes of the second half. However, we may end up with more people shuffling around to get a drink during the game. If you're going to do it at least offer craft beer. There is no reason to funnel our money to St. Louis. The bilikens are already doing this so I assume the conference doesn't object.
 
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BigE

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I'm for it but I wonder if this will add to or decrease the aisle traffic during play that so many complain about. At least 15oo people won't rush to the commonwealth room to chug during halftime and end up missing the first five minutes of the second half. However, we may end up with more people shuffling around to get a drink during the game. If you're going to do it at least offer craft beer. There is no reason to funnel our money to St. Louis. The bilikens are already doing this so I assume the conference doesn't object.
why would we have to do that with new breweries popping up all over RVA
 

david coxxx

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For those who vote no, are you also in favor of banning alcohol from the hospitality rooms and private suites?
 
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rob0978

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I voted yes, here's why.

1) There is already alcohol in the building.
Besides the "legal" booze already in the building...lets not forget the fact that some students already sneak liquor in or mix it with their cranberry juice. I don't think it will add to any potential incidents at all.

I have yet to make it to a Kickers game, but I hear they serve craft beer over there.

I think it would be a cool idea to have local craft beer while enjoying a top-notch sporting event like the Rams.
 

Hoos A Ram

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Absolutely not. I don't think that alcohol should be served at college events (and to answer the question I'd be OK with banning it in the suites). While the money side would certainly be nice, 1) I find it unbecoming for a school to make money off beer sales when the majority of their student population is under the legal drinking age, 2) I would hate to potentially turn our environment into, say, a Blacksburg football game with a bunch of drunken idiocacy, 3) People inherently make poor choices and have screwed up priorities, which will lead to a constant moving in and out of people to go for a beer run instead of cheering on the Rams.

I realize I'm going to be in the minority on this one, but it's OK.
 

VRam

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Absolutely not. I don't think that alcohol should be served at college events (and to answer the question I'd be OK with banning it in the suites). While the money side would certainly be nice, 1) I find it unbecoming for a school to make money off beer sales when the majority of their student population is under the legal drinking age, 2) I would hate to potentially turn our environment into, say, a Blacksburg football game with a bunch of drunken idiocacy, 3) People inherently make poor choices and have screwed up priorities, which will lead to a constant moving in and out of people to go for a beer run instead of cheering on the Rams.

I realize I'm going to be in the minority on this one, but it's OK.
I think the majority of drunks at athletic events arrive in that state, but your points are well-taken.
 

Love2Ram

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Absolutely not. I don't think that alcohol should be served at college events (and to answer the question I'd be OK with banning it in the suites). While the money side would certainly be nice, 1) I find it unbecoming for a school to make money off beer sales when the majority of their student population is under the legal drinking age, 2) I would hate to potentially turn our environment into, say, a Blacksburg football game with a bunch of drunken idiocacy, 3) People inherently make poor choices and have screwed up priorities, which will lead to a constant moving in and out of people to go for a beer run instead of cheering on the Rams.

I realize I'm going to be in the minority on this one, but it's OK.
You are going to love your football team's road games against Louisville and Syracuse next year. They both plan on selling to the general public during the game.
 

MobileMunchies

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Not a big fizzy drink consumer. Still, I voted yes. It's at all sporting events. I also think there should be wine. Even if you don;t sell it, peeps will sneak in liquor for their own enjoyment. Make the cash.
 
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i vote yes.

If not, then I think there should be trolleys or buses on a continuous loop 4 hours before tip among Triple Crossing, Hardywood, Ardent, Isley, and the Village. Finish with some drinks and a scouting report in the Commonwealth Room.
 
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TampaKAP

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Now let's try and discuss this in a mature and respectful manner, ok?
The fact that this statement had to be made is the same reason I am undecided. Ultimately, I want to say yes but a little part of me wonders if adding alcohol will do the same thing that keyboard does to some and make them bullies:D