• Dart fans consume the most alcohol averaging 5 drinks an hour
  • 82% of rugby fans will consume alcohol during a match
  • Cricket fans consume an average of 12 drinks per match
  • The majority of golf fans drink whisky during a game

It’s no secret that most sports fans will enjoy an alcoholic beverage whilst watching their favourite game – but which sport is the booziest?

Eager to find out which sports fans consume the most alcohol, GolfSupport.com sought to investigate by surveying more than 2,250 sports fans from around the UK. The survey asked participants which sports they watch in person (live), whether they consume alcohol during the match and if so, how many alcoholic beverages they would consume within an hour (drinks measured within an hour of a match to ensure consistency in our results).

GolfSupport.com found that most of the rugby and football fans will consume alcohol during a match – 82% and 80% respectively. People are less likely to indulge whilst watching golf, with only 33% consuming 1 drink during a game.

Surprisingly, darts and horse racing were found to be the booziest sports, drinking an average of 4 ½ drinks in just one hour – Double that of tennis, boxing, cricket, formula 1 and golf. Despite the high percentage of fans drinking during a rugby and football match, the number of alcoholic drinks consumed on average was higher among darts fans.

Shockingly, GolfSupport.com found that the average cricket fan will consume 12 alcoholic drinks during a game (cricket matches lasting approximately 6 hours – around two drinks an hour!).

In addition, GolfSupport.com researched each sport’s preferred alcoholic drink. Unsurprisingly, beer dominates the drinking preferences for most fans. Cider and wine were another popular choice. Surprisingly, golf was the only sport which opted for whisky as their favourite alcoholic drink during a match.