Nebraska and Northwestern fans got free beer and liquor after an internet outage at Aviva Stadium in Ireland
Nebraska and Northwestern opened up the 2022-23 College Football season yesterday in Dublin, Ireland. Northwestern won in upset fashion, taking down Nebraska 31-28, but that wasn’t the main storyline that went viral across the internet.
Aviva Stadium in Dublin Ireland lost internet connection and because of that, made everything in the entire stadium free of charge, including beer and cocktails.
According to reports, the internet being down knocked out the stadium’s billing system and instead of suspending all sales, the people working concessions decided to just make everything free midway through the first quarter.
People started posting pictures of the lines to grab a free drink and it looks like they wrapped around the entire stadium, but I’m sure Nebraska was happy about as they got upset OUTRIGHT by Northwestern.
Free beer and liquor? I absolutely love it.
What made everything even better, is the fact that everyone who made it back to the stands then started building one of the most historic “beer snakes” ever, connecting empty beer cups across multiple levels of Aviva Stadium.
This is the type of shit that fans want to see if you’re going to send their school across the pond to play a game of college football.
Free beer. Free cocktails. Giant beer snakes.
As you could probably guess, the stadium did eventually run out of beer, but that didn’t stop people in attendance from moving on to hard liquor, grabbing pints of gin and tonic to keep the party rolling.
Shoutout Aviva Stadium and everyone who was working concessions. The decision to make everything free rather than suspending all sales was really the best, and only option. Once you cut off alcohol and food sales, my guess is that people would start leaving.