Texas Fans Guzzled Plenty of Alcohol This Season

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How did Texas fans combat sitting through a second consecutive five-win season under Charlie Strong? Oh, nothing fancy — they just hit the concession stands to purchase an epic amount of alcohol (primarily beer) in 2016.

According to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman, Texas piled in $3.1 million from beer, wine and liquor sales, a $1.3 million increase from the previous season:

According to data obtained through an open records request, Texas raked in $2.8 million in beer sales, $128,321 in wine sales and another $141,632 in liquor sales during six home games in what ultimately became a 5-7 season.

Shockingly, the article also notes a decrease in violent incidents despite everyone being boozed up:

Final numbers on alcohol-related incidents in 2016 have not been finalized. However, “preliminary results show a reduction in alcohol-related incidents when compared to last season,” Haden said.

“This is a credit to our great fans as well as the mandatory alcohol training that all working staff must complete,” she said.

BUSTEDCOVERAGE Writer
BUSTEDCOVERAGE Writer
Assistant Editor of Busted Coverage. Based in Los Angeles.
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