SEC to review alcohol policy for certain games

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

LSU AD Joe Alleva told the website that selling beer at games “would enhance the fan experience.”

He added:

“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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horry cowr

March 17th, 2014
12:01 pm

Tell u this much going to the SEC Basketball championship I prepared for having no alcohol at the game by downing 5 to 6 beers in a 2 hour span pre game while also leaving the flask I snuck in as an option (which I took advantage of). Well, needless to say I was hung over as a horse the next day and barely made it in to work. If I had known beer was an option at the dome I would have never snuck in the devils sauce (whiskey) and likely would have only taken advantage of 1 beer and a Big Beer at the CNN center while having just 1 beer at the game. Nope, bible belt law regulates against this. Get with the program SEC!!!

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

March 12th, 2014
8:50 am


March 11th, 2014
11:19 am

I suspect that most fans would just as soon maintain the current BYOB policy.