The Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park has increased the amount of food and beer sales since this time last year | MCU Times

The Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park has increased the amount of food and beer sales since this time last year

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Wondering how fans have enjoyed the ballpark since the Houston Astros came back in full swing?

This year alone, Astros fans have bought a total of $ 12.8 million worth of beer, wine and spirits at Minute Maid Park.

As the team hopes for a win in Friday’s ALCS Game 6, local governments are already winning.

This year’s sales are set to be the most the park has seen in the last five years.

Tax levies on alcohol alone hit $ 1.9 million.

That doesn’t count all the hot dogs, popcorn and nachos fans buying this year.

After a year without many fans in the COVID era in 2020, the fans came ready again to cheer, eat and drink.

“We were like wow, the fans are really excited to be out,” Aramark CEO Jimmy Coatsworth told 13 Investigates. “They bought, they had fun. They ate Cracker Jack, popcorn and soda and beer. Just the smell of the aromas in the stadium, hot dogs, cooking, popcorn, beer – it brought the nostalgia of a baseball game, the stadium atmosphere. back in town. “

Every time you buy a beer worth $ 7.50 on the ball field, the government charges $ 1.12.
It is 14.95% in taxes on mixed drinks and gross income.

The state retains about 80%, while Harris County and the city of Houston each get a little more than 10% of the tax revenue, according to the Texas State Comptroller’s office.

This season is a huge improvement over last year.

In the 2020 season COVID era, Minute Maid Park raised just $ 85,880.13 throughout the entire season. By comparison, only three times as much was collected in April this year.

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