Tennessee is one step closer to offering beer to fans attending games at Neyland Stadium and other Volunteers sports venues this fall.

Blake Stevens of WATE 6 News in Knoxville broke the news Tuesday evening that the Knoxville Beer Board granted a beer permit to Aramark, University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s food and beverage vendor, to serve beer at Neyland Stadium, Thompson-Boiling Arena and Regal Soccer Stadium.

At the SEC Spring Meetings, the conference ban on alcohol sales was lifted, leaving the decision up to the individual school. Following the news, Tennessee athletics director Philip Fulmer told the Knoxville News that the athletic department was exploring its options.

“We already are exploring it, and two schools in our state (Middle Tennessee State and Memphis) are already serving alcohol at games,” Fulmer said on May 31. “To what degree and how (it’s implemented), that’s strictly to be determined.”

One candidate for local government inquired how Aramark would handle already intoxicated people seeking to purchase more alcohol.

The kegs aren’t rolling into Neyland Stadium quite yet, but it sure looks like there will be beer available at upcoming Vols home football games.