The SEC prohibits all conference members from selling beer to fans, but LSU has been discussing the possibility of selling beer at football games for months. Now LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva says it could be a reality fairly soon.
“As we talk about the fan experience, which is very important, I think there may come a day that we may sell beer at college events at LSU,” Alleva said while addressing an alumni group Monday, according to USA Today. “I think at some point — I don’t know if it will be five years from now, 10 years from now — but I think at some point, I think it’s going to happen.”
Alleva has said before that selling beer would enhance the fan experience at a time when schools around the country continue to look for ways to make for a better game day experience inside the stadium.
The SEC does allow the selling of wine in club seats but the taps to distribute beer to fans in the stands remains cut off. Alleva made note of the studies regarding beer sales at West Virginia, which suggest alcohol-related arrests have gone down since beer sales were introduced in recent years.
“I just think it’s something that we have to study and look at in the future,” Alleva said. “You never say never. I think there’s a possibility that could happen.”