City of Tuscaloosa makes decision about alcohol sales inside Bryant-Denny Stadium
The City of Tuscaloosa has weighed in about alcohol sales inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
In a 6-1 vote, a measure was approved to allow the sale of alcohol inside Bryant-Denny Stadium 3 weeks before kickoff. The application for an alcohol license was made by Levy Premium Foodservice LP, the concession company servicing Alabama football games. The license must now be approved by the state of Alabama’s alcoholic beverage control board, AL.com reported. Beer and wine will be sold in the concourses next to most sections of the stadium except the student section and Alcohol will also be sold to fans in concourse lines but not in the seating bowl.
One member of the council, John Faile, voted against the measure, calling it a “hard decision.” There was also one member of the public who spoke to the council against the measure, citing in part concerns about older students buying alcohol for underage students.
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The SEC in 2019 loosened its restrictions around selling alcohol at athletics events, with sales ending after the third quarter. Nine SEC schools adopted alcohol sales over the ensuing year. Alabama was among a small group of SEC schools, including Georgia and Auburn, that did not sell alcohol in general seating areas during the 2021 season.