Alberta bars are extending their hours during the FIFA World Cup

Jun 12 2018, 11:06 pm

Even though the Canadian men’s national team didn’t qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Calgarians still love to watch the tournament along with the rest of the world.

So it’s a good thing a provincewide liquor service extension is about to be implemented during the tournament.

Set to start June 14 and end July 15, many matches in the World Cup will fall during the early hours of the morning in Alberta due to the time change from Russia, where the games are being hosted.

This liquor service extension is being offered to all establishments where liquor is served for on-site consumption throughout the duration of the FIFA World Cup aka you can have a beer first thing in the morning during a game even if it’s outside of regular serving hours.

“As the world’s most popular sporting event gets underway in Russia, Albertans will be waking up early or staying up late to watch their favourite teams this summer. The AGLC is pleased to support extended liquor hours throughout the duration of the event as 32 teams compete for soccer’s top prize,” says Alain Maisonneuve, president and CEO, AGLC.

This is a total score for Alberta soccer fans if you ask us.

Albertans are reminded to use their DrinkSense by making smart, responsible choices when consuming alcohol.

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