LSU to sell beer and wine throughout Tiger Stadium

In an effort to keep fans in seats, LSU has announced it will start selling beer and wine throughout Tiger Stadium during football games.

“This is all about enhancing the fan experience, responding to the feedback from our fans and doing it responsibly,” LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward said. “It’s a big addition to our events and we believe it will be a positive one overall, but we are going about it with the appropriate mindset and thorough planning.”

The university says starting this fall beer and wine sales will be available for fans ages 21 and over inside Tiger Stadium. 

"The hope here is that is will keep fans in the seats, keep fans in Tiger Stadium a little bit longer," LSU Columnist Jeff Palermo said. "There's been a growing issue involving football games, especially the ones that are not very competitive, where the place empties out at halftime... hopefully it will keep fans around and it is also a money maker for LSU."

It is the latest step in what has been a slow expansion of alcohol sales.

Previously alcohol was only allowed in boxes and suites.  It was then expanded to one bar in the stadium, but fans could not take the drinks back to their seats.  Now wine and beer will be sold across the stadium.

Alcoholic Beverage Policy:

  • The possession or consumption of alcohol not sold in the venue is expressly prohibited.
  • No more than two alcoholic beverages may be purchased per transaction.
  • Alcoholic beverages must be poured into a cup.
  • A valid ID is required for each transaction. 
  • Alcohol will not be served to fans who are visibly intoxicated.
  • Alcohol sales will end at the conclusion of the third quarter of the game for football. 

Stadium personnel and law enforcement will monitor fan behavior. Ejection without refund, arrest, or refusal of sale or consumption of alcohol could result for reasons not limited to:

  • Unruly, disruptive or illegal behavior.
  • Giving alcoholic beverages to a minor.
  • Public intoxication or impairment.
  • Abusive or offensive language or gestures.
  • Throwing of any objects.
  • Failure to follow stadium and/or law enforcement personnel instruction.
  • Any other conduct deemed inappropriate by stadium personnel or law enforcement.

Concession stands nearest the student section will not sell beer and wine. 

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