Last week, the Southeastern Conference officially lifted its ban on its schools selling alcohol during sporting events. Each school will now have the option regarding whether it wants to sell beer and wine at games.
A number of schools have already weighed in on what they plan to do. Alabama, for the moment, will not be changing anything in regards to Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Here’s what the school officially released:
“This new policy allows each campus to decide what is right for them. These guidelines will be helpful as we move forward and have future conversations. We have one of the best game-day atmospheres in the country, and we don’t envision making changes at this time.”
The Univ. of #Alabama’s statement on SEC’s alcohol policy: “We have one of the best game-day atmospheres in the country, and we don’t envision making changes at this time.”
— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) May 31, 2019
The wording does leave the door open though, eventually.
To clarify, the league is only allowing beer and wine to be sold in “controlled spaces” – most likely boxes and other types of premium seating. There’s no timetable on opening that up to the rest of the fans at events.
It’ll be interesting to see which schools hold out the longest.