Alcohol at college football games is quickly becoming a popular trend today and it looks like one of the premiere programs in the country will be adding sales this year. It was announced on Sunday that Penn State is the latest school to add the sale of alcohol to its football games.
It has been trending up as of late and with the Nittany Lions joining into the fray, it could be soon that many other big-name schools start joining in. Athletic Director Sandy Barbour said that the addition will allow for more than just football games to be held at Beaver Stadium into the future.
“The idea behind having additional events at Beaver Stadium is around getting the most out of a tremendous asset, a tremendous campus asset,” Barbour told reporters. “Why should it be used only seven times a year?”
The school plans to start selling alcohol to fans sitting in suites, club seats and reception areas at Beaver Stadium as well as the Bryce Jordan Center and certain other facilities on Penn State’s campus. This is, of course, just a trial run to see how everything goes and could be adopted as a permanent rule for all fans into the future.
Penn State joins Maryland and Minnesota as the only schools in the Big Ten to allow alcohol sales and is just the eighth Power Five school.