It really was only a matter of time before this happened.
If your favorite SEC team plays off campus or at a neutral site, you might be able to start enjoying an cold one during games. As reported by Jon Solomon on Al.com the SEC is going to review the policy they currently have on alcohol at sporting events. LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva thinks it would be a good idea:
“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,”Alleva told Al.com. ”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.”
I don’t know if beer sales would “enhance the fan experience” but I do agree with his point about excessive drinking before games. It’s also not surprising at all that LSU would be leading the way on this. Personally I think selling beer at games would be just fine and another great source of revenue for schools.
Plus lets not forget the slippage of attendance trend we are seeing. This is another reason to actually go to the game.