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University of Texas Football Fans Rank No. 1 in Beer Consumption

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The Wall Street Journal has reported that the University of Texas ranks number one…in alcohol consumption by fans. On a national scale, the Journal identified that the UT fans consume more beer (or perhaps simply purchase more of it) than any other college football fans. Although two caveats to this are that data is still being compiled from Ohio State, Colorado, and Minnesota, and the fact that not every Southeastern Conference school sells beer at their stadiums.

A Lot of Suds

University of Texas Football Fans Rank No. 1 in Beer Consumption

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Averaged over the six home games at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, arena concessions sold more than 203,000 bottles of beer across all brands. Although the funniest statistic coming out of this report was how clearly Texas fans dislike Budweiser, in that the brand sales for this beer equaled only 89 cans throughout the entire season!

Drink in Their Hand, School Spirit in Their Heart 

University of Texas Football Fans Rank No. 1 in Beer Consumption

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For each fan in attendance over the course of the entire season, Royal-Memorial sold an average of $5.26 in alcohol. If you’re trying to do the math: at full capacity, the stadium holds 100,119. The Journal further went on to make note of regional drinking tastes throughout the state, citing that North Texas fans favor Shiner Bock, while University of Houston fans have a preference for Cabernet to Chardonnay. Whatever the regional fan preference, each one usually has a gameday experience to write home about, and we’ll drink to that!

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