After the SEC announced earlier this summer that they would allow teams to make their own policy regarding alcohol sales to the general public at games, LSU administrators almost immediately confirmed they would be doing so this season. This morning LSU released their official policy on the matter, confirming beer and wine sales to the general public throughout the stadium.
No more than two alcoholic beverages may be purchased per transaction.
Alcoholic beverages must be poured into a cup.
A valid ID is required for each transaction.
Alcohol will not be served to fans who are visibly intoxicated.
Alcohol sales will end at the conclusion of the third quarter of the game for football.
LSU also stated that there will be no alcohol sales near the student section, and while that’s understandable, it’s not as if students wishing to imbibe can’t just walk one section over in the North Endzone and get a brew if they want.
LSU also says they will reserve a few concession stands for volunteer groups who do not wish to sell alcoholic beverages. This is a smart move because, if you’ve bought concessions at LSU before, you know a lot of those stands are run by teenagers who work them as fundraising for various local church and school groups. Obviously state law prevents minors from selling beer (LSU is requiring vendors to get an East Baton Rouge Parish seller permit) and that would stop a lot of these groups from being able to work.
LSU has not yet determined what they will be selling beyond “a variety of domestic and imported beer as well as red and white wines“ but we can make educated guesses based on what was sold in the Alex Box beer tents this past season.
Lemme just say that LSU knows their audience really well by charging nearly $10 for Michelob.