Minnesota’s Target Field Now Has a Self-Serve Beer Station

Humor, News, Sports and Bets — July 7, 2014 at 6:43 pm by

I’m pretty torn on this addition to the stadium boozing experience. It’s definitely a cool idea, and the station is equipped with a 20 second timer per customer to keep the lines moving. I’m just worried that it’s way more of a hassle than it’s worth. Ball games already have the most convenient way imaginable for you to get a beer with vendors walking directly to your seat. This fancy contraption will never beat that timeless method of getting banged up.

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Also, the machine doesn’t take cash, so you have to buy either a $10 or $20 card at a concession stand beforehand. This wouldn’t be so bad if the beers were just $5 or $10 bucks a piece. Instead, the beers are being priced by the ounce and that will leave you with weird charge amounts on your card. A 20 ounce Bud or Bud Light will cost you $7.60. A main bragging point for these machines is that you can control exactly how much beer you want to purchase, which I think may be the softest shit I have ever heard. The cups are 20 ounces, so as far as I’m concerned, if you don’t fill your cup to the brim you are either a terrorist scumbag or a tremendous gash. Pete Spike, general manager for concessions provider Delaware North, said that he saw a fan “come up and get 3 or 4 ounces, then come back an inning later and get another 3 or 4.” I can only pray that this individual took a foul ball to their temple once an inning for the entirety of the game.

So yeah, I respect the innovation, but I’m more than happy to do my drinking the old-fashioned way at the Yard. It’s all about O’s, Stroh’s, and service with a smile for me.

A Baltimore Orioles vendor leans over a railing backwards as he serves a beer to a customer as the Baltimore Orioles play the Toronto Blue Jays

via Star Tribune 

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