White Sox fans are MLB’s booziest, according to survey

Cubs fans are in the middle of the pack, which some might find surprising considering Wrigleyville’s partying reputation.

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The love of an adult beverage or two is something White Sox and Cubs fans have in common.

The love of an adult beverage or two is something White Sox and Cubs fans have in common.

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White Sox fans apparently like to have a drink during a game. Or precisely, 4.2 drinks.

A self-reporting survey of 2,631 MLB fans age 21 and older by NJ Online Gambling shows Sox fans average 4.2 alcoholic drinks per game and on average spend $46 on booze.

Considering Wrigleyville’s boozy reputation, Cubs fans surprisingly came in at the middle of the pack, ranking No. 14 at 3.4 drinks per game. They also spend $45 per game on alcohol.

Here are some other survey results:

  • Top 5 booziest fanbases: 1. White Sox 2. Atlanta Braves 3. Cincinnati Reds 4. Cleveland Indians 5. San Diego Padres.
  • Sox fans ranked 3rd among those who begin drinking before the game, with 67% saying they got an early start. Blue Jays and Cardinals fans topped the list. Cubs fans ranked No. 13 at 58%.
  • 24% of White Sox fans said they drink more when their team is playing poorly which ranked fifth among MLB fanbases. Cubs fans are ninth in the survey at 20%.

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