Alcohol Might Be Sold at TCF Bank Stadium This Year
On Wednesday we'll get an answer on a question that's been debated for years: should alcohol be served at Gopher games?
The University of Minnesota board of regents will vote on whether to allow beer or beer and wine sales at sporting events. There would be a number of restrictions what and where it will be sold, as well as extra security.
People could only buy two beers per purchase, and they'd be allowed to drink in a designated area or back at their seats. In addition to extra security, the University also says it would create a program to get people home safely who drank too much.
The there would be no hard liquor sales, only beer or beer and wine.
"I think the board of regents is receptive to this idea," said Amy Phenix, chief of staff to University of Minnesota President Eric Khaler. "We see this as really a two-year pilot project that will allow us to try it out and adjust as necessary."
Minnesota could become the only school in the Big Ten to serve alcohol to general stadium seating, not just luxury suites. The school estimates they'll make $1.5 million of new revenue each year.