Ohio State to allow stadium-wide alcohol sales in 2016

Last year, the Ohio State Buckeyes began an introductory program where they sold beer and wine in club seats at football games. Now, all fans at The Shoe will get to enjoy an adult beverage.

On Wednesday, the school announced that they will begin selling alcoholic beverages stadium-wide. The revenue gathered from the alcohol sales in 2016 will go towards filling two new positions at the Ohio State Police Department.

The release read: “As an extension of the 2015 pilot program at Ohio Stadium, beer sales now will be available stadium-wide during the 2016 football season. The sale of alcohol began in 2015 for patrons with tickets in the suite and club levels of Ohio Stadium.”

Last year, alcohol was only available to about 4,370 fans in club-level seating. This is a huge step towards even more teams allowing alcohol at sporting events.

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