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Minnesota Football Lost Money On Stadium Alcohol Sales

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The saddest thing you'll read all day.

Hannah Foslien

The University of Minnesota, which began selling beer and wine at their new outdoor football stadium in 2012, actually lost money selling alcohol. According to the Associated Press, the school lost almost $16,000 last year on alcohol sales at football games. UR DOING IT WRONG.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The University of Minnesota lost almost $16,000 last year on alcohol sales at football games, despite selling more than $900,000 worth of beer and wine.

The school released the figures to The Associated Press after a records request.

The university reported incurring significant expenses from selling alcohol. Those include hiring additional police and security officers, setting up tents and other facilities, and equipment rental.

The school claims that they didn't start selling alcohol at football games to turn a profit but I mean, c'mon. It's not all bad news, however, as the school expects to turn a small profit this year as $30,000 of the expense was a one-time cost. A Minnesota state lawmaker has a bill to also allow the school to also sell alcohol at basketball and hockey games. B1G, if true.

So you say you want to improve attendance at Boston College football and basketball games ...?

Via Tom Fornelli.