Alcohol might be coming to SEC football games played at certain off-campus stadiums.
The league plans to review its alcohol policy, but don’t expect your favorite adult beverages to be sold at on-campus stadiums, according AL.com.
LSU AD Joe Alleva told the website that selling beer at games “would enhance the fan experience.”
“I don’t think that’s something that would necessarily be a negative for drunkenness and it might curtail the drunkenness if you sold beer. Right now, they drink excessively in the parking lot before they come in because they can’t get alcohol inside. Perhaps if they had access in the stadium, they wouldn’t drink as much when they come in. I think it’s something we have to talk about. This may come down the road in the future, and I wouldn’t be opposed to it.”
Here’s the Commish, Mike Slive:
“Up to now, we like our rule. I haven’t heard any concerted interest in changing our rule, but our people would like to talk about it. We’re institutions of higher education and alcohol on campuses has been an issue for a long while. I think this is an area where we want to walk slowly and carefully.”
There are no alcohol sales at the Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville, the Arkansas-Texas A&M game in Arlington, Texas, and any Arkansas games in Little Rock.
SEC Associate Commissioner Herb Vincent said the SEC will look at the rule this spring.
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