You can’t snag a Bud Light to go wonderfully with your chicken basket during Penn State football games, or most college sporting events, for that matter; but West Virginia University may soon go against the grain.
Oliver Luck, WVU’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, has proposed an amendment to university policy allowing beer to be sold inside Mountaineer Field during games.
We believe we can improve fan behavior with the controlled sale of beer inside the stadium, which would require BOG approval. With responsible serving practices and proper vendor training coupled with the elimination of stadium re-entry, we can control the consumption of alcohol. Many college stadiums, including all of our counterparts in the Big East Conference, are selling beer in some capacity. We would have a management plan in place to govern the sales, promote responsible drinking, control alcohol consumption and provide a safer environment at the stadium.
I’ve heard that one before.
But those of you who were hoping to fuel up on the hoppy goodness during the game are out of luck, unfortunately. Greg Myford, Penn State Associate Athletic Director, said that there are no plans for bringing beer to Beaver Stadium, and had no comment on the West Virginia situation.
But really, if a Pepsi costs $5 in the stadium anyway, how much do you think a beer is going to fetch? More than you can afford, most likely. And besides, it’s not like there isn’t enough booze at your tailgate already.