Reader and commenter Sides brought this article to my attention. Here’s an interesting chart from the 2016 season:
The piece also contains some other interesting data points, some of which strike me as completely logical.
Analysis of records provided by Pac-12 schools highlight some trends.
Stadium security ejected the most fans during the first home game of the season, homecoming games and rivalry games. More fans were thrown out during evening games than afternoon kick-offs.
“The earlier in the day, the fewer alcohol issues. The later in the day, there’s a little more time to drink ahead of time,” said Lt. Eric Judah of Oregon State Police, who helps coordinate stadium security in Corvallis.
I would be curious to see if there’s a correlation between that and Georgia’s ejections this season, with so many home games played later than noon, compared to 2016.
Also, there’s the Ohio State experiment, which appears to combine in-stadium alcohol sales and the complete banning of bags from entry. The result is $1.1 million in sales, plus a significant decline in alcohol citations at Ohio Stadium last year, from 65 in 2015 to four last year. I can see that being an attractive future path for Butts-Mehre.