Vanderbilt announces decision has been made on home game alcohol sales
With the 2019 season less than a month away, Vanderbilt has decided to sell alcohol beverages (beer and wine) at home football games. The school is highlighting the decision with the news that money generated from alcohol sales will help fund “faculty enhancements.”
“Not only will this game day initiative enhance our fan experience, it will provide additional resources to invest in our mission of helping our student-athletes succeed on and off the field, such as through facility enhancements and in other areas,” Malcolm Turner, Vanderbilt vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs, said in the school’s announcement.
Vanderbilt hosts Georgia to open the 2019 season on Aug. 31. Other visiting SEC teams (with fans who may want to enjoy a beer or glass of wine) are LSU (Sept. 21), Missouri (Oct. 19) and Kentucky (Nov. 16).
The school’s official alcohol sales policy is included in the announcement:
Vanderbilt Athletics Alcohol Sales Policy
• All guests must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages. A valid ID is required for purchase.
• A limit of two beers may be purchased at one time per legal ID.
• Sales will begin when Vanderbilt Stadium gates open (two hours prior to kickoff).
• Per Southeastern Conference requirements, sales will end when the game clock has expired at the conclusion of the third-quarter.
• A security officer or Spectra staff member will begin to close the line with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, and only the guests that were already standing in line will be able to purchase alcohol.
More on the alcohol policy can be found at the official site of Vanderbilt athletics.
Vanderbilt joins Arkansas, LSU, Missouri and Texas A&M as SEC schools to allow alcohol sales to the general public at home games under the updated conference policy.