LSU wants a beer garden, as soon as possible. But (there’s always a but)…
Now, it appears the beer garden concept—which would limit beer sales to a single area in the stadium as opposed to having taps at all concession stands—could happen this year. Talks between the university’s athletic department brass and the Southeastern Conference are under way, and appear to be going well.
“They are having those conversations now,” he says. “They are working towards doing it in the fall.”
The SEC prohibits its 14 member schools from selling alcohol at athletic events, which is why beer sales at LSU home games are only allowed in the stadium club and suites, technically separate structures from Tiger Stadium.
Interesting, both that the conference is the heavy here and as to the loophole the schools have discovered to benefit the deep-pocketed folks (coincidentally, I’m sure).
I still think general beer sales in one form or fashion are an inevitability. It’s too tempting a revenue stream for schools to ignore forever.