You can probably cross the Jacksonville’s EverBank Field — the home to the annual game between Georgia and Florida — off that list. (It’s still tough to call that stadium anything other than the Gator Bowl).
A source told the Athens Banner-Herald that it’s “highly unlikely” that alcohol will be sold inside the stadium for the game. Alcohol is sold at EverBank Field for Jacksonville Jaguars games and the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl.
David DeCamp, a spokesman for Mayor Alvin Brown, told Jacksonville.com that the city will wait and see what the SEC does before discussing it.
“We’re going to wait for the SEC to work through its review, and if they do allow it, we could consult with the athletic directors and administrations at both schools and have discussions about safety concerns.”
Three people have died and another was severely beaten at the annual game — once referred to as “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” — in the past nine years, Jacksonville.com reported.
There also are no alcohol sales at the Arkansas-Texas A&M game in Arlington, Texas, and Arkansas games in Little Rock.
SEC ADs discussed the change SEC Associate Commissioner Herb Vincent said the SEC will look at the rule this spring.
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