South Carolina announces decision has been made on Williams-Brice Stadium alcohol sales
The biggest news to come out of the Southeastern Conference’s 2019 spring meetings was the league’s decision to allow its schools to sell alcohol for the upcoming college football season.
This revelation came with stipulations set by the conference that all the schools had to abide by and also allowed each school the option to continue to prohibit alcohol sales to the general seating areas as they have every year leading up to the 2019 season. Several schools have come out and stated their policy on alcohol sales but South Carolina had yet to publicly announce anything until Tuesday.
According to South Carolina, “There will be no changes to alcohol sales policies at Williams-Brice Stadium for the 2019 season, University of South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner announced today.”
Interestingly enough, South Carolina will continue to sell alcohol in the premium seating areas.
“Our staff has been studying the logistics of selling alcoholic beverages at our venues in anticipation of the SEC policy change,” said Tanner via statement released by the school. “We continue to examine all of the issues as it relates to game operations and fan experience and will not make any decisions on whether to sell alcoholic beverages in general seating of our venues until our study is complete.”
“We take pride in providing a quality gameday experience for all fans that come through the gates at our athletics events,” added Tanner. “We will be strategic and thoughtful when implementing alcohol sales at our athletic venues in an effort to benefit the overall fan experience.”