Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/17/13
NFL games aren’t usually subject to rain delays, so it’s no surprise that Soldier Field wasn’t aptly prepared for the delay in the Bears-Ravens’ game on Sunday. Officials halted the Bears’ game midway through the first quarter on Sunday, as torrential downpours on top of a pre-existing tornado warning was just too much to overlook. The rain poured down on the stadium, forcing the teams to escape to their respective locker rooms and even causing the stadium to evacuate fans from their seats. Fans were sent to the covered concourse areas inside the stadium, where they could enjoy some warm snacks and maybe a few cold beers while they wait out the storm — or so they thought, at least. One Soldier Field admitted that they had to close down to the concession stands during the delay because “too much beer” was being sold. Was just told by Soldier Field employee that concessions were stopped because TOO MUCH beer was being sold.— Amy Jacobson (@AmyJacobson) November 17, 2013 Concessions still closed for fans sheltering on concourse at Soldier Field. It's going to be a long wait.— Amy Jacobson (@AmyJacobson) November 17, 2013 Too much beer? That seems like a pretty absurd notion. Stadiums usually make most of their profits at the concession stands, meaning that Soldier Field had to be severely unprepared for a delay of any kind, considering they couldn’t even endure an extra hour or two of beer sales. Those poor fans. What are they expected to do now with no football and no beer? Madness.Filed under: Headlines, NFL

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