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No Beer Ban In Stands At Aviva Stadium Rugby Matches

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

01:23 17 Jan 2023

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Irish rugby fans will still be allowed to bring alcohol back to their seats during international matches.

It's after a survey was conducted by the IRFU, following complaints about policies at the Aviva Stadium

Complaints about match day experiences for some fans prompted the IRFU to carry out this study of 744 fans.

Currently, fans can buy drink at the bars in the Stadium and bring them back to their seats.

Nearly 7 in 10 said they didn't want restrictions, and a quarter said their experiences were diminished.

Irish Times rugby writer Gerry Thornley thinks that latter figure is high.

"People weren't enjoying the experience."

Gerry says those complaints come on top of people who have simply stopped going to rugby matches.

"A lot of people out there have just long since stopped going to international rugby matches at the Aviva."

The IRFU has confirmed this will stay in place off the back of the survey.

Ireland will welcome England and France to the Aviva Stadium when the Six Nations starts next month.

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