Fans React To College Football Coach Promising To Buy Beer For Everyone At This Week’s Game

Portland State Coach Promises To Buy Beer For Fans At This Weeks Game

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  • Portland State head coach Bruce Barnum REALLY wants his team’s fans to attend this week’s game.
  • So much so, in fact, that he has offered to buy all the fans’ beers as his Vikings take on Western Oregon on Saturday.
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Unlike the big BCS programs, smaller college football programs sometimes have to do a little extra to pack the stands for their games.

Portland State head coach Bruce Barnum understands this, so in an effort to help fill 7,600-seat Hillsboro Stadium this week he’s made a very unique offer to fans: he’ll buy their beer if they come to the game. All of it.

On Tuesday, while appearing on The Oregonian columnist John Canzano’s podcast, coach Barnum said he’s dead serious about his offer.

“I’ve got to get people to see my kids. I like my team,” said Barnum.

This Saturday, as his Vikings (0-2) take on Western Oregon in their home opener, his team will have some competition for eyeballs as both Oregon and Oregon State are also playing at home.

“I’ve got a deal for you,” Barnum continued, “Anybody who heard me your show… just say ‘I heard Barney on the BFT’ at the Barney Beer Garden and I’ll buy your beer.

“I’m not buying your ticket, but I’ll buy your beer.”

When asked how many beers he would pay for, coach Barnum replied, “All of them.”

He added, “I don’t care if you’re watching the Oregon (or Oregon State) game, watch them on your phone. Buy your ticket and come to the game, I think you’ll like what you see.”

Ticket prices for the Portland State game this weekend, which kicks off at 2 p.m. PT, are $3.50 for youth, $10 for students, and anywhere from $10 to $45 for general admission. Not bad. Fans can also rent out the Party Deck for $2,500 which comes with 60 tickets.

So, after doing a little math, if you like beer, like college football, and live in the area around Portland, this is one hell of a good deal. Fans, for the most part, agreed.

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