LSU football fans could be in for a treat.
According to the Business Report, plans for a beer garden at Tigers Stadium are “on the horizon” and could be put into place as soon as the 2017 college football season. A deal is being worked on, but has yet to be finalized.
“We are aggressively working to have it in place in the fall,” LSU Spokesman Ernie Ballard said. “But we are still working through everything to make it happen.”
The goal of the beer garden is to limit where alcohol can be sold and consumed within the stadium.
From the report:
Now, it appears the beer garden concept—which would limit beer sales to a single area in the stadium as opposed to having taps at all concession stands—could happen this year. Talks between the university’s athletic department brass and the Southeastern Conference are under way, and appear to be going well.
The SEC prohibits its 14 member schools from selling alcohol at athletic events, which is why beer sales at LSU home games are only allowed in the stadium club and suites, technically separate structures from Tiger Stadium.
Universities that have allowed alcohol sales in their stadiums have seen an impressive uptick in revenue, but there are some obvious concerns.
By installing a beer garden, LSU would not only have an incredible feature in its football stadium, it would allow security to focus on a smaller area for any alcohol related incidents that could arise.