Beer and football. It’s growing trend at colleges across the country and now Arizona State University says it’s thinking about selling beer on game day.
Currently about 40 college football teams across the country are serving up suds.
On Tuesday night, ASU fans were buzzing that their team could be next.
This happened after the university’s senior athletic director tweeted that they were studying the issue.
One day later, Rocky Harris was telling everyone to slow down.
“We’re not in a rush, like I said, it’s not something that’s happening tomorrow or this year, we’re just looking into it,” Harris said.
Currently, fans willing to buy premium tickets can drink alcohol in select areas of Sun Devil Stadium.
But there is some concern that expanded beer sales will lead to fights and underage drinking.
Jesse Torrez is a former state trooper who’s managed security at big events.
Should ASU decide to sell alcohol, he says taxpayers will end up footing the bill for the beefed up security that will be needed.
“You’ll see a cost to the taxpayer for overtime for police officers, highway patrolmen, EMS folks,” he said.
For the follow-up questions, there are no plans at this point to offer beer sales at Sun Devil Stadium beyond the restricted areas— Rocky Harris (@SunDevilRocky) July 6, 2016
For the follow-up questions, there are no plans at this point to offer beer sales at Sun Devil Stadium beyond the restricted areas
That is the trend in college athletics and we are analyzing future expansion of concession offerings https://t.co/xlcsKv2bs4— Rocky Harris (@SunDevilRocky) July 6, 2016
That is the trend in college athletics and we are analyzing future expansion of concession offerings https://t.co/xlcsKv2bs4
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