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Oklahoma Approves Alcohol Sales For Home Football Games

A general view of the Oklahoma Sooners football field.

NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Iowa State game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Iowa State defeated Oklahoma 38-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

From the gridiron to the hardwood to the baseball diamond, Oklahoma fans have enjoyed some pretty terrific seasons over the past few years. But a big change is coming that could really give the gameday experience a boost.

On Friday the school's Board of Regents approved the sale of alcoholic beverages at Oklahoma home games. The measure will go into effect starting with football games next season.

Oklahoma was the last holdout among FBS schools in the state of Oklahoma to not allow alcohol sales on gameday. Tulsa and Oklahoma State both approved of selling alcohol years ago.

This past season the school began a pilot program of selling alcohol at basketball games.

Oklahoma has enjoyed tremendous success under head coach Lincoln Riley.

In the past two years the school has produced two Heisman Trophy winners who later became No. 1 overall NFL draft picks. They've also won four straight Big 12 titles and appeared in the last two College Football Playoff tournaments.

To top it all off, the Sooners have lost only two home games since 2015.

But the team is still chasing the national championship, which has eluded them since 2000.

At least now fans will be able to watch the Sooners chase it with a cold one in their hands.