Bottoms up! EMU to test beer sales this weekend

If you are going to be in attendance for this weekend’s MAC clash between the Eastern Michigan Eagles and Ball State Cardinals at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan this weekend, you will be seeing something you haven’t witnessed in your previous trips.

This week, the school announced that they will test beer sales on a one game basis in a limited location during the game.

EMU Vice President and Director of Athletics Heather Lyke made the announcement.

From the release, “Beer will be sold only in a cordoned off area on the patio in front of the Convocation Center overlooking the football field. The area will only be accessible to fans 21 years or older attending the game. Anyone entering the patio must show valid photographic identification along with a game ticket before they will be admitted into the area inside Rynearson Stadium.

“Beer sales in Rynearson Stadium will start 90 minutes prior to kickoff  (1:30 p.m. for the 3 p.m. game) and end at the conclusion of the third quarter.”

There are currently more than 32 schools nationwide that sell alcohol at football games.

If this weekend’s expirement proves to benefit the revenue generated at Rynearson Stadium, Eastern Michigan could be the latest program to join that list.

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