Penn State AD recommends alcohol sales at sporting events

Over the last few years, more and more schools have began selling alcohol at sporting events. It looks like there could be another school joining that trend very soon and it could be the one puts it over the top for the rest of the country.

Recently, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour spoke out about the possible sale of beer and wine at athletic events on campus and she seems to very much support it. She talked about how the sales could really draw a ton of revenue in for the athletic programs.

“Those engaging in private and premium seating experiences expect hospitality to include alcoholic beverage service, similar to those in comparable facilities in other markets,” Barbour said, according to The Daily Collegian. “We believe, because of this, we will find new revenue in the value of opportunity to purchase alcohol more so than the sale of alcohol itself.”

Eight of the 14 Big Ten schools currently alcohol at athletic events and it looks like the Nittany Lions will be moving out of the minority very soon. It would be a huge step towards the rest of the country joining this trend.

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