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Arkansas plans to sell beer and wine at football games

Long, Jeff AP

The last couple of seasons of Arkansas football may have driven some fans to drinking away their sorrows.* Perhaps it only makes sense the Razorbacks may soon offer fans a way to start commiserating over a cold one right from their seat in Razorback Stadium.

According to Bob Holt of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas is just hoping to get state approval for a licence to sell alcohol to fans this fall.

According to SEC policy, Arkansas would only be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages to fans sitting in premium seats, so that rules out the every day fan sitting in the seats down below from being able to buy a beer.

There is a financial incentive to selling alcohol of course, but the majority of schools are reluctant to enter that territory. West Virginia made over $500,000 on beer sales in 2011, which has made others around the Big 12 take a look at the possibility of expanding alcoholic sales beyond the premium seats. The only school in the state of Texas serving alcohol to fans is Houston, but with schools always on the lookout for ways to make an extra buck, the idea may be catching on.

* Please drink away you sorrows responsibly.

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10 Responses to “Arkansas plans to sell beer and wine at football games”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Feb 13, 2014 5:50 PM

    Honestly, people are going to smuggle in liquor anyways. The colleges might as well make some money off it if they can.

  2. spreadthecheese says: Feb 13, 2014 6:00 PM

    Nothing says class like a box of wine at an Arkansas game while their fans make pig noises.

  3. mydixienormus says: Feb 13, 2014 6:04 PM

    Moonshine for everyone!

  4. thefiesty1 says: Feb 13, 2014 6:24 PM

    They can’t arrest them for public intoxication because they can’t tell if they are drunk or just yelling Pig, Sooouie.

  5. Deb says: Feb 13, 2014 6:59 PM

    Could never understand why people can’t get through a game or concert without a drink. The ready availability of alcohol has turned NFL games into free-for-alls. If the schools are that desperate to make money, why don’t they sell pot instead? At least then the audience would be mellow instead of trying to kill each other or launching themselves at opposing fans the way that nutty Bama woman did. And hey … they’d also probably make more $$$ on snacks.

  6. givemethehighgear says: Feb 13, 2014 7:20 PM

    Two things: 1…so only the really rich people can get piss drunk? 2…why is making money such a big deal?…it’s amateur athletics after all.

  7. madtownthrowdown says: Feb 13, 2014 7:42 PM

    If your program is really bad and the joke of the sec let your fans get drunk. At least then they can get some enjoyment out of the loss.

  8. liverpoolred04 says: Feb 13, 2014 8:17 PM

    So Brett is cool about selling beer to dumbass fans…but slow down when running your next play.

  9. imaduffer says: Feb 14, 2014 12:23 PM

    Pork skins and swine. yum!

  10. dhardy8207 says: Feb 14, 2014 3:23 PM

    givemethehighgear says;

    “so only the really rich people can get piss drunk?”

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    “The average Joe” (fans) get toasted while tail gating before they even get into the stadium.

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