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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Beer Returns to the Bleachers at Dodger Stadium

In recent seasons you have not been able to enjoy a cold beer in the bleachers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. That's set to change this year for at least part of the cheap seats.

Bleacher seats have long been a place for fans who want to spend under $10 and still get to see a Major League Baseball game. I've done it a couple of times in Yankee Stadium and at Coors Field in Denver, and found it a pretty good place to watch a game. In a number of stadiums beer sales in the bleachers have been banned in recent years. All it takes is some fool dumping their $7 plastic cup of suds on a $7 million outfielder and you get demands for a ban on beer in the bleachers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are marketing an all you can eat ticket for the Right Field Pavilion at Dodger Stadium. For $35 in advance or $40 on game day you can get a tacket and all of the hotdogs, nachos, peanuts and soft drinks you can handle. You are also allowed to buy beer.

It would appear that someone in the Dodgers organization believes that fans paying $35 for a ticket would never dump a brew on an opponent's head. The fans in the $8 seats, however, cannot be trusted.

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