The Winter Classic arguably is the NHL’s most marquee offering behind only the Stanley Cup, so it stands to reason the league would be fully prepared for the annual event, right?
According to several attendees on Twitter, Notre Dame Stadium couldn’t meet the beer and food demands of a sellout crowd of 76,126 fans — many of whom couldn’t get a cold beer or snack after the first intermission between the Bruins and Blackhawks.
@NHL Huge fail at the Winter Classic @NDFootball today. Beginning of the 2nd period and they ran out of food and beer at the concession stands. People are pissed. Catholics don’t drink alcohol though so it’s ok.
— Chiautographguy (@joey_epps) January 1, 2019
Out of beer, out of food, first intermission… #NotreDame I think we have a problem #WinterClassic
— Paul Siebert (@BigSieb) January 1, 2019
@NotreDame – how did you run out of food at the Winter Classic???
— Suzi Collins (@Suzi_All_In) January 1, 2019
@NHL at one of the many food stands @NotreDame has where they have ran out of everything except water #WinterClassic #WorstWinterClassic @NHL please host at a university that is prepared for this amount of people pic.twitter.com/kSToiM5ZwY
— Izzy Ca (@super_robo_gal) January 1, 2019
For the record, #WinterClassic ran out of food during the first intermission and they don’t have much beer left now. I haven’t eaten in three days and am probably gonna perish before I leave this place.
— phonymahoney (@phoneymahoney) January 1, 2019
#WinterClassic update: If you think Blackhawks fans could drink most/all of Notre Dame stadium out of beer by early in the second period, you’d be correct. pic.twitter.com/2ISV0lmp3H
— Chris Jenkins (@ByChrisJenkins) January 1, 2019
The NHL announced next year’s Winter Classic will be held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The event crew there has 364 days to form a proper beer and food order.