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Liquor Store Stocks Up for Booze-Free Vikings Game

12/18/2010 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Minnesota Vikings' Monday Night Football game is supposed to be dry -- as in booze-free -- but we've learned a stadium-adjacent liquor store is stocking up to help fans smuggle their hooch.

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Value Liquors -- which is right next to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis -- tells TMZ they're preparing for huge business since officials nixed alcohol sales in the college stadium for the matchup with the Chicago Bears

We're told the store ordered 50 cases of flasks, and over 4,000 airplane-size bottles of liquor. Hmmm ... wonder what fans are gonna do with those?

Peeps at the stadium say flasks and alcohol are strictly prohibited ... but fans tend to forget the rules when it's 20 degrees and snowing.

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1.

Erin    

Officials didn't "nix" alcohol sales specifically for this event. No alcohol has ever been sold in the stadium because our legislature and governor did not think it was fair for alcohol only to be sold in the expensive seats and not the cheap seats. The university decided not to sell alcohol at all rather than sell it to everyone. This decision was made back in May. SO, way to do your research as always TMZ!

1315 days ago
2.

HarryPalms    

carry flasks in your junk... it's not airport TSA so they won't touch you in your privates

1315 days ago
3.

NDNchief    

Drinking helps you forget that your watching the awful vikings. GO GREEN BAY PACKERS ! ! !

1315 days ago
4.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

they can always smoke pot..its outside

1314 days ago
5.

maggie99    

Yep we are going to break out the cell-phone flasks along with the snowmobile suits & long underwear. And smoke beforehand. Wow this will be the best Vikings game ever! As #1 poster pointed out there is a no alcohol policy at TCF Stadium so the U of M didn't want to lift it for the NFL. Who cares, the bars around the U and the other liquor stores will make out big time. SKOL VIKINGS!

1314 days ago
6.

Diane     

Bring in the off-duty TSA agents and let 'em at 'em!!! They could donate all the confiscated booze to the homeless down on Hennepin Ave and Lake Street!

1314 days ago
7.

jeff    

Dont know where some of you are getting your information but There is no alcohol allowed because it is a college venue. Same is true at campuses across the country. Seems easier to acknowledge that this is a special cir***stance, it is an NFL game and to simply allow for the sale of alcohol.

1314 days ago
8.

John H    

Actually, They do now serve liquor, beer, and wine in the luxury suites and alumni club (rich people). They just don't dont serve that in the general areas (students and regular people). Not really fair in my opinion. For this game though they won't serve any. I think it's to keep people from going crazy because it's a free for all with seating and it will be cold!

1314 days ago
9.

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There'll be drunken mobs!

1314 days ago
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1314 days ago
11.

Nostradamus    

Da Bears are going to win the game and the NFC North. Deal with it suckas.

1314 days ago
12.

en Todo Momento!!    

must be a 'union' liquor store...(yawn)...

1314 days ago
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1314 days ago
15.

Jamison    

I live 2 blocks from Value Liquers, I can see it as im typing this from my window, Monday night is gunna be CRAZY.

1313 days ago

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