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Senate Green-Lights Beer Sales At U of M Football Games

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Well, now I may go see a Gophers football game!  Only kidding, I was waiting for the team to be competitive rather than beer.   This will also help when the Vikings play there if a new stadium is approved.   I have been in TCF Bank Stadium, but that was to see a U2 concert.  Have you been there yet for football?  What did you think of the stadium?


Fans of beer and college football, rejoice. The Legislature has hammered out a compromise that would allow beer sales at University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium.

The Senate overwhelmingly approved an omnibus liquor bill that includes a compromise between the university and its fans, who have wrangled for years over whether and where beer should be served in the stadium. The university initially wanted to sell beer only to patrons in its suite level, but the compromise allows beer sales to Gopher fans in the general stadium as well.

“Peace in the valley,” Sen. Geoff Michel, R-Edina, called the compromise, which was included in the omnibus by a simple voice vote. The liquor omnibus itself passed by a thundering 58-4 vote.

“Freedom!!!!!!” Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, tweeted afterward.

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