It’s ‘College Night’ – so just how drunk are you?

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It’s ‘College Night’ – so just how drunk are you?

‘In America, we far too easily think that going to the sports game means you have to get drunk’
A vendor sells beer and peanuts at a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field in Denver. Despite the message that drinking leads to problems, there’s no push to stop serving fans. Turning off the tap could hurt key sponsors. Coors paid $15 million for naming rights to the Denver stadium.
A fan carries a beer and nachos on his way to his seat at a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field in Denver. Coors Field and Miller Park are among the parks that offer a way to steer clear of the alcohol, with “family friendly,” nondrinking sections. Busch Stadium and Wrigley Field are among those that don’t.
One trend among the fans interviewed for this story: Football games are even worse than baseball games. “I would not take my children to a Bengals game, but I bring them here about 15 times a year,” Reds fan Tony Meyer said.
The St. Louis Cardinals led all Major League baseball teams in fan participation in the Budweiser Good Sport designated-driver program, with about 600 fans per game volunteering to be a designated driver, according to a team spokesman.
“We bring our kids to a lot of games,” said Cardinals fan Corey Dickerson. “I’ve had to complain a few times for people using foul language and being obnoxious and rude and spilling beer and just being generally boorish.”

It’s ‘College Night’ – so just how drunk are you?

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A vendor sells beer and peanuts at a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field in Denver. Despite the message that drinking leads to problems, there’s no push to stop serving fans. Turning off the tap could hurt key sponsors. Coors paid $15 million for naming rights to the Denver stadium.
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A fan carries a beer and nachos on his way to his seat at a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field in Denver. Coors Field and Miller Park are among the parks that offer a way to steer clear of the alcohol, with “family friendly,” nondrinking sections. Busch Stadium and Wrigley Field are among those that don’t.
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One trend among the fans interviewed for this story: Football games are even worse than baseball games. “I would not take my children to a Bengals game, but I bring them here about 15 times a year,” Reds fan Tony Meyer said.
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The St. Louis Cardinals led all Major League baseball teams in fan participation in the Budweiser Good Sport designated-driver program, with about 600 fans per game volunteering to be a designated driver, according to a team spokesman.
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“We bring our kids to a lot of games,” said Cardinals fan Corey Dickerson. “I’ve had to complain a few times for people using foul language and being obnoxious and rude and spilling beer and just being generally boorish.”
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