Viewers Voice: Alcohol limited at Packers and Vikings game
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LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Green Bay Packers face off against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday night. It's a rivalry like no other and expected to bring in a crowd.
So many, in fact, officials are worried about crowds getting out of control.
The Packers announced they will cut off alcohol sales early, in the third quarter.
It's all an effort to ensure safety and protection from rowdy fans.
The plan, however, is not sitting well with some.
"Very disappointing. This was my Christmas gift from my family. My three children are with me, we made the trek, I still say, 'Go Pack Go,' but I want my beer too", says one fan.
Even some in Southwest Florida don't think it's a good idea.
Carl posted to our Facebook page, "It won't help. They'll just buy more right before they stop selling."
Tara wrote, "Good luck!! If people want it they will find a way around every obstacle."
Samantha called our station from Fort Myers and agrees with the decision and offers another suggestion.
"I think it's a very good idea to have non-alcoholic beers and wine."
Russ posted to Facebook, "There may be less drunk driving too."
The Packers are also asking fans to help out the team by reporting poor conduct to officials.