Can You Buy Alcohol at Michigan State Football Games? Looks Like it!
It's been discussed for quite awhile and has been a hot topic among colleges and universities here in Michigan. Should they or should they not allow the sale of alcohol at sporting events. Well, Michigan State made their decision.
In a special meeting this morning, Fox 17 reported the Michigan State University Board of Trustees voted to approve the sale of alcoholic beverages on game days this fall.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer had already signed a bill in July allowing public universities in Michigan to sell alcohol at college football, basketball and hockey games, so it was up to the schools to decide yes or no.
Among the Michigan State Trustees the vote had only 2 opponents and the amended policy will allow alcohol to be sold starting 1 hour before the game starts and stopping before the game ends.
MSU is the latest campus in Michigan to allow alcohol sales, following Western Michigan earlier this year. Now MSU will follow fellow Big 10 guys Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio State, Purdue, and Rutgers that sell beer and wine during home football games.
What about U of M? Beer or no beer. As far as I can tell the jury is still out on that one but I can't imagine them not allowing the sale since their dreaded rivals are allowing beer and wine in their stadiums.
Michigan State says they will apply for licenses to include Spartan Stadium, Breslin Student Events Center, Munn Ice Arena, Demartin Soccer Stadium, Secchia Stadium, and McLane Baseball Stadium for 100 total days during a calendar year.
Sales will be in place for the home game on September 16, according to the Board.