For Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan Martin Stelzer, soccer and beer pass hand in hand.
On Sunday, the Austrian and everyone else searching out a cold one on the NFL’s pre-sport fan festival outdoor Allianz Arena struck out.
The NFL offered lots of products at its pageant and companies provided espresso, gentle liquids and water, however thirsty fanatics had to wait to get inside the stadium to shop for beer.
“Here in Munich in the home us of a of beer? That’s a little bit weird,” stated the 32-yr-old Stelzer, who traveled with pals to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Seattle Seahawks inside the first regular-season recreation in Germany.
Some fans had brought beer with them to the fan fest, in which activities included kicking discipline goals and throwing footballs. Others went to an adjoining place, bought beers, and back.
“We will never give up,” Stelzer said. “We will now look for it. Behind this parking garage there may be a little save in which we can purchase beer.”The NFL said in a assertion: “Consistent with wellknown stadium protocol there are not any beer income out of doors of the Allianz Arena.”
Tailgating or accumulating on an esplanade out of doors a stadium earlier than a recreation isn’t executed right here. German soccer lovers who drink beer achieve this in bars in town centers after which tour collectively to the stadium via train.But lovers like Stelzer, who attended a Michigan home sport against Colorado State in September, assumed he and his buddies might have beer offerings.
Seahawks fan Don Wood, who got here to Munich from the kingdom of Washington with his spouse and numerous different pals, changed into also amazed.
“We need beer right now, it’s very unusual. In the U.S., you’d get huge complaints approximately that,” Wood said some hours earlier than kickoff.
American Teddy Rieke, who traveled with Wood and others from Washington, introduced: “Makes sense… Be sober heading in.”