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Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

Do sobriety checks ever take place after KU sports events? This might help expand the hotel/motel business in Lawrence and would be a whole lot less expensive than a DUI.

Or does law enforcement only harass rock concerts?

cabocrazed 2 years, 6 months ago

When was the last time there was a sobriety check point after a Chiefs or Royals game? It just doesn't happen.

Maybe they should post a checkpoint just outside the gate - that ought to make getting home even more frustrating.

gphawk89 2 years, 6 months ago

I do remember one after a Chiefs game. I hadn't been at the game, didn't even know there was a game, but got caught in a massive backup caused by a checkpoint on westbound 435 in south KC. Yeah, that's nowhere near the game - I guess they were trying to catch the JoCo crowd going home. That was 20-some years ago...

tomatogrower 2 years, 6 months ago

I voted no, but tange, you might have changed my mind.

verity 2 years, 6 months ago

No, it makes me love you even more :-)

rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

At $9 per beer, they'd hafta put a tap & a bartender at the end of my row.

verity 2 years, 6 months ago

What kind of person drinks light beer? That's just not right.

blindrabbit 2 years, 6 months ago

I'm no prude and enjoy a suds or toddy, but not to get souced at a sporting event. I quit going to both Royals and Chiefs games because of both the expense but the rude, drunk and obnoxious fans as well. I guess this is acceptable at professionsl sporting events, but it seems a bit much for a college event. This situation also convinced me not to attend KU football games at Arrowhead, after the initial KU-OU game there about 10 years ago and the blitzed drunken section we were seated in erupted into several fights

I can deal with the drunken crowd situation at those events myself but sure don't want to subject the wife and grandkids to this juvenile behaviour. KU does not need this unless they make beer sales and consumption restricted to certain areas

verity 2 years, 6 months ago

One vote here for don't care. You'd have to pay me to go to a KU football game. A lot.

George_Braziller 2 years, 6 months ago

There would have to be at least four numbers to the left of the decimal mark to get me to go to one.

tomatogrower 2 years, 6 months ago

I used to go to a lot of rock concerts when I was young, and of course you could buy beer, and all sorts of illegal substances as well. But I wouldn't even take a sip of a beer. I was there for the music. I loved, and still do, listening to live music. Why would I want to get wasted and dull my senses, and not remember what happened the next day? If you love sports, why do you need to drink? And if you don't love sports why are you attending the games? If you want to get drunk, go to a bar and watch the game on TV.

gphawk89 2 years, 6 months ago

My thoughts exactly. I never understood why someone would want to be drunk at a concert. I loved drinking and I loved rock concerts but I never mixed the two. Not once. The same goes for sporting events. However, when it came to being IN a sporting event (pitching) I always had one beer beforehand to calm my nerves.

bearded_gnome 2 years, 6 months ago

yes: 1. would help dull the pain. 2. that way at least *somebody could at least make a successful pass! 3. lawrence can make more money 4. setup drunk driving lanes to raise city money.

works all around. oh, hire mormons and other tea totalers as designated drivers too.

bearded_gnome 2 years, 6 months ago

light beer?
bleck! what's the point.

"dull the popain" refers to the pain of watching the KU team lose.

bearded_gnome 2 years, 6 months ago

JackM posted: Yes. And Merrill is an idiot.

---amen

George Lippencott 2 years, 6 months ago

Make it legal. tax it. Use the proceeds to pay for the new rec center

Wayne Propst 2 years, 6 months ago

beer is already available for the eleites in their "scolarship Sweets" read sky boxes.....wake up peasants....exceptionalism in J- hawk land........

Trumbull 2 years, 6 months ago

I would vote yes, but only allow O'douls. Non-Alcoholic beer only. Same great taste, minus the violence and mahem.

msezdsit 2 years, 6 months ago

i don't think it is a good idea or even necessary but if you have to sit through a ku football game it could offer you some relief.

gbulldog 2 years, 6 months ago

When you get tired of watching KU or KState get stomped, you can always watch the drunks. Went to the Country Stampede. I was funny watching them puke.

geoismeo 2 years, 6 months ago

Well, I can tell you for sure that they are drinking in the suites. Beer, wine, and hard stuff are all being consumed. I'm not for selling beer at the games, but it seems if you have money you can do what you want.,

Liberty275 2 years, 6 months ago

Is there a good reason for not serving alcohol at college games?

Liberty275 2 years, 6 months ago

That makes sense. I'm not really into sports so I don't go. You make a convincing argument.

So how would you feel about allowing beer, whatever strength is normal and making a 12 ounce plastic cup $15? If you're going to pay $90 to get drunk you might as well stay home and have Glenlivet.

Liberty275 2 years, 6 months ago

I know at Heartland Park they serve beer for like $7, and I've never seen people act anything nut friendly there. Same goes for the Renaissance Festival.

msezdsit 2 years, 6 months ago

KU games are for families.

Or maybe that should read " ku games should be for families" but if somehow it made for more profit I am sure alcohol will eventually be served. I have experienced most of the points you make about the chiefs games as well and don't choose to experience them anymore either.

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