A week before the start of the Airtakesawassee.com Ism Speedway race, I received a question from a reader who wanted to know if there was any such thing as “serving alcohol at a sport event.” This question brought up an important point: Is alcohol really allowed at sports events, and if not, why not?
The short answer is that it depends on the event. Ism Speedway and other race events that I have covered have all allowed alcohol. They have never prohibited it.
There is one other type of event, however, that has always prohibited the serving of alcohol, and that is church socials, parties, and fundraisers. I have no idea why this is, but I do know that the church has a way of preserving the special moments that they share with their family and friends through photographs, and alcohol just doesn’t mix well with good old-fashioned family reunions.
Serving Alcohol At Sports Events
The first rule of thumb when it comes to serving alcohol at a sporting event or any other event is this: check with the administrators first, because they will have the final say on whether or not alcohol will be served. I have seen situations where attendees have brought their own alcohol to an event and served it themselves, and I have seen scenarios where someone has been banned from entering an event because they were drinking alcohol. If you’re going to serve alcohol at an event, it’s best to ask the organizers whether or not they will allow it first.
For instance, the Ottawa Senators don’t serve alcohol at their home games, but they have no problem with it at their other venues. If you attend a Sens game at the Canadian Tire Centre and you want to drink alcohol, you will most likely be served a beer or glass of wine in the arena. The same goes for the NHL’s other Canadian teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Vancouver Canucks.
The Arizona Coyotes have always allowed attendees to bring their own alcohol to a game (as long as it’s in a sealable container), but only at the arena, not at the arena restaurant. If you go to an Arizona Coyotes game at the Valley Ranch stadium, you will not be served alcohol, regardless of whether or not you brought it with you. The same goes for the San Diego Chargers.
Racing While Drinking
There are also several types of racing that don’t fall under the umbrella of “sport” but could be considered a “recreation” of sorts, such as karting and bike racing. In these types of events, alcohol is usually served, and it’s up to the individual drivers or cyclists to decide whether or not to drink while they’re racing. I have known of several professional racing drivers who drink alcohol, but they don’t particularly enjoy it, and they would much rather have a non-alcoholic beverage, such as soda or water.
Depending on the regulations of the event, having an alcoholic drink while you’re driving isn’t prohibited, but it’s certainly not recommended. If you plan on drinking while you’re racing, you should tell the organizers what type of alcohol you’ll be drinking so they can provide additional safety measures. For instance, oval track racing events typically don’t allow any alcohol, due to the increased chance of accidents. The type of drink typically served at these types of events is either soda or bottled water.
Types Of Alcohol
The type of alcohol that is served at most events varies widely, from red wine to white wine to hard cider to beer (usually dark or light).
It’s best to ask the organizers of the event whether or not any specific type of alcohol is allowed, as there will usually be an explanation why a particular type of alcohol is preferred for the event. Sometimes it’s for social reasons and sometimes it’s because of the flavor or the cost-effectiveness. Red wine is always popular because it’s usually easy to obtain and it keeps well in general storage, so it’s a type of alcohol that can be enjoyed by anyone.
Some types of alcohol, such as hard cider and certain beers, are more suitable for certain types of events, so be sure to ask about this beforehand. If you want to drink a particular type of alcohol at a specific event, you can always look up the alcohol’s rating on my.bbc.co.uk before ordering a drink. A good rule of thumb is this: if you’re not sure whether or not to drink alcohol, then don’t. The last thing that you need is to get hurt or sick because you were stupid enough to drink while at an event.
Alcohol And Other Drug Use
While we’re on the subject of alcohol at sports events, let’s not forget about other types of drug use. Frequently at these types of events, marijuana is allowed, as long as it’s not in public. If you’re at a basketball arena, for instance, and there’s someone smoking pot nearby, it’s unlikely that the guards will walk away and let them continue to do so. The same goes for other events, such as concerts and festivals where recreational drugs are often used. If you plan on using any type of drug at an event, be sure to tell the organizers of your intentions beforehand so they can deal with any potential situations that might arise. I know that this can be difficult to do, especially if you’re not sure whether or not the organizers will approve of your choice, but sticking to marijuana will usually make things a whole lot easier for you.
One more thing about alcohol and other drug use at sports events: if you choose to partake in these types of activities, don’t do it just to fit in with the “popular” crowd. While it’s perfectly acceptable to drink alcohol at an event if you really want to, there is no reason to do so if you’re not particularly fond of the taste. You’re at a sports event, and you happen to be surrounded by people who are drinking: that’s great! You should embrace it and have fun with it, but you should never do so if alcohol isn’t your thing.
Summary Of What We Just Told You
So, to recap:
-Check with the organizers first, before deciding to bring alcohol at an event. There are exceptions to every rule, but you can usually assume that alcohol will be served at a sports event.
-Racing while drinking is usually not prohibited, but it’s certainly not recommended. The last thing that you need is to get hurt or sick because you were stupid enough to drink while you’re driving.
-Serving alcohol at a sports event depends on the event. Some events don’t allow it, while others usually do. If you’re going to drink at a sporting event, then be sure to ask the organizers whether or not any type of alcohol is allowed, and if so, what type. If you want to drink a particular type of alcohol at a specific event, then look it up on my.bbc.co.uk first, so you know what it is and whether or not you’ll be allowed to have it. There is also the possibility that your drink might be served in a different location than where you’re sitting, so it’s best to know where that is so you don’t get lost while enjoying your evening.
That’s all I’ve got for now. This blog post was inspired by a reader who wanted to know if alcohol was ever served at a NASCAR event. Thanks for reading, and be sure to visit my blog’s homepage, where you can read more about this topic and get a link to this post.