Arkansas is applying for a liquor license to sell beer at Razorback – to some folks, anyway.
Arkansas will add its name to the growing list of college selling alcoholic beverages at football stadiums beginning this fall. According to a report from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the school will begin selling beer and wine to club seat holders at Razorback Stadium this fall, pending the approval of a liquor license from the state.
While the selling part is new, keeping the devil’s beverage away from the hoi polloi is SOP in the SEC.
While the Southeastern Conference does not allow the sale of alcohol in non-premium seating in the SEC, skybox and club seating patrons have been allowed to have alcoholic drinks at seven other SEC stadiums for years. Both Alabama and Auburn allow premium seat holders to bring in their own alcohol.
Maybe rich folks hold their likker better.
In any event, the article notes that twenty schools across the country now sell beer and wine to non-premium seat holders. I bet that changes in the SEC over the next ten years. It’s just another revenue stream that doesn’t need to go a-wastin’.