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.


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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