Georgia basketball fans will notice some new items at several Stegeman Coliseum concession stands this winter — alcoholic beverages.

For the first time, Georgia is going to be selling alcohol at athletics events. However, this is the introduction of a pilot program that will begin only at men’s and women’s basketball games, as announced by the university on Wednesday.

There have already been 10 SEC schools selling alcohol at athletics events to this point.

Georgia shared that among the options at hoops games during the 2021-22 season will be a “variety of domestic, import, craft and premium beer and seltzer” that will be at designated stands. They’ll only be available to fans 21 and older and IDs will be checked at the points of sale.

Beverages will be served in cups and limited to 2 per person in each transaction. Sales will begin when gates open 1 hour before the game and will conclude at the 12-minute media timeout in the second half (for men’s hoops) or the end of the third quarter (for women’s hoops).

As The Athletic’s Seth Emerson pointed out, the only alcohol that has been available at football games has been sold only in selected suites, which began a few years ago. Perhaps this pilot program could lead to alcohol being sold at more Georgia athletics events, but that has yet to be announced.

Georgia’s men’s basketball team tips off its season at home against Florida International on Nov. 9. The women’s basketball team plays its opener at home against Gardner-Webb on Nov. 11.