May 30, 2023

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Will extending beer sales at Coors Field lead to more crime?

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DENVER (KDVR) — Are extra beer sales worth the extra fights that will go with them? Depends on which academics you ask.

The Colorado Rockies are extending Coors Field alcohol sales to the end of the eighth inning instead of the seventh after rule changes to that made games about 30 minutes faster on average. The change to alcohol sales will start on April 17, when the Rockies host the Pittsburgh Pirates. They aren’t the first team to do so over the league’s new pitch clock.

Researchers have analyzed crime trends associated with alcohol sales at sporting events. The one that shows an association with fights is exclusive to American baseball.

Some studies found no evidence of any…

DJ Summers

2023-04-13 16:39:37

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