LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – There were thousands of Big Ten fans from across the country at Pinnacle Bank Arena this weekend, Saturday, March 5 through Sunday, March 6, for the Big Ten Wrestling Championship. Fans said they were happy to buy their favorite drink while attending the event.
“I mean it’s pricey but worth it,” said one fan.
For the first time, fans lined up inside Pinnacle Bank Arena to buy booze at an event hosted by Nebraska Athletics.
The Nebraska Board of Regents approved liquor sales for the event last month.
“We’ve seen a lot of other cities do it, so it’s a really good chance to have a great time,” another fan said.
Now, Nebraska joins the list of other Big Ten schools that offer alcohol at events.
Fans could buy beer, wine and other cocktails while watching the championship.
“It not only gives fans the opportunity to drink whatever they want and have the experience they want, but you also have the opportunity to earn more money for the site,” said one fan.
Prior to this event, fans were not permitted to purchase alcoholic beverages at sporting events hosted by Nebraska. They said having a drink was perfect for the weekend event.
“It’s in a bigger atmosphere here, of course, because there are fourteen teams competing, so it feels good to be able to have an alcoholic drink and just sit back and relax and watch the fight all the time. daytime.”
Day two of the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championship begins Sunday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m.
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