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Target Field Introduces Self-Serve Beer Machines For MLB All-Star Game
Consumerist ^ | July 8, 2014

Posted on 07/08/2014 2:49:21 PM PDT by SMGFan

This year, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game will be held at Target Field in Minnesota. In advance of the game, the stadium has solved one of the great sporting-event dilemmas of our time: the possibility that you might miss some of the action on the field while waiting in line for a cold beer. What do you do? Target Field’s answer: vending machines.

Now, Target isn’t starting some kind of underage drinking utopia. Customers will have to prove that they’re over 21 in order to buy a prepaid card to use in the beer-o-mat. The machines also limit the quantity of beer that customers can purchase, limiting them to 48 ounces every 15 minutes. You know, in case a group has dispatched one person to get beer for everyone.

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I hear Homer Simpsons cheering!
1 posted on 07/08/2014 2:49:21 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Awesome. Get out of my way...


2 posted on 07/08/2014 2:51:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SMGFan

So, there won’t be lines at these?


3 posted on 07/08/2014 2:53:09 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please Support Free Republic.)
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To: Vendome

How does it ID people?


4 posted on 07/08/2014 2:54:11 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SMGFan

Now if they could only install urinals at every seat, we’d have it made!


5 posted on 07/08/2014 2:54:15 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It only takes $10 bills for a 10oz. luke warm beer and you get no change.

No, there will be no lines.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 2:56:56 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SMGFan

7 posted on 07/08/2014 2:57:25 PM PDT by Bratch
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The machines also limit the quantity of beer that customers can purchase, limiting them to 48 ounces every 15 minutes.

Average game time: 3 hrs 15 mins. Beer sales shut off after 7 innings, so 2 hrs and 45 mins of beer drinking time.

That's about two cases of beer. Where am I going to get the other two cases?

8 posted on 07/08/2014 3:00:18 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: SamAdams76

Man I’ll tell ya, you only rent that beer,.......


9 posted on 07/08/2014 3:00:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: GeronL

The same way mosquitos do...


10 posted on 07/08/2014 3:04:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Henchster

Simple, buy 3 of the prepaid cards and you can get 48oz every 5 minutes. Do they accept EBT cards? Obama voters need to know.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 3:04:39 PM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: SMGFan

Whatever happened to the guys who bring the beer into the stands and sell it to you while you’re seated?


12 posted on 07/08/2014 3:06:02 PM PDT by expat2
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To: SMGFan

13 posted on 07/08/2014 3:12:17 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

My dorm at Lowry AFB has a Coors machine with 3.2 beer. That was 1980.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 3:21:28 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

3.2 ain’t beer, it’s a crime against nature.


15 posted on 07/08/2014 3:47:40 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: expat2

“Whatever happened to the guys who bring the beer into the stands and sell it to you while you’re seated?”

Same thing thathappened to the bank teller that used to give you cash when you made a withdrawal; more scapegoats for Obama.

I’ve seen these machines in Quebec almost twenty years ago; the hotel clerk could watch the machine, and there was no ID process (the drinking age is only 18 anyway).


16 posted on 07/08/2014 4:03:23 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: GeronL

There will be an attendee at each machine checking ID’s, what is of more concern though is the lobster-stuffed corn dogs and the Hangover burger with BACON they will be selling.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 4:42:26 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Weird. Coors wasn’t sold in a lot of states because they didn’t make 3.2 beer


18 posted on 07/08/2014 4:44:46 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: this_ol_patriot

I may be a drunk and I may do a lot of stupid things but paying $6 for a beer isn’t one of them.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 4:45:44 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Bratch

At least it is “Bud” and not Rocky Mountain P**s Water.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 4:49:27 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: SMGFan

That’s a beer every 3.75 minutes!

At 10 bucks a piece!


21 posted on 07/08/2014 4:53:32 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: SMGFan

Limiting customers to 192 ounces an hour will keep everyone sober.


22 posted on 07/08/2014 7:07:33 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SMGFan

If you’re watching the Twins these days, being drunk is a considerable asset.


23 posted on 07/08/2014 7:09:14 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: SMGFan

What’s old is new again.


24 posted on 07/08/2014 7:12:52 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (You all can go to hell, I'm going to Texas.)
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To: AppyPappy

Lowry was outside of Denver. All I remember was my dorm had a pool table, a blackjack logo on the wall and a Coors machine. I could very well be confusing it with the beer clubs the under 21 crowd went to in Rapid City.

It was a while back and my memory isn’t that sharp.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 8:17:12 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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