It looks like the University of Florida is adding another way to make money that won’t go to the players.
The school has announced that they will now be selling beer and wine at football games in The Swamp starting this season. The one caveat to the purchase of alcohol is that it will only be sold to those in the premium seating areas of the stadium.
As far as the decision to sell the products go, the school released a statement discussing why it is happening now.
Beer and wine sales are commonplace on campuses across the country, including at softball and baseball NCAA Championships. At least 34 schools sell beer at football games, including at least 14 that limit the sale to luxury suites and/or club areas. UF football suite holders have been able to stock alcohol in their suites for several years
Alcohol sales will be stopped at the start of the third quarter, which should lead to less cases of DUIs and DWIs. All drinks purchased have to be consumed in the lounge, and won’t be allowed to go to the general seating area.
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