Gamecocks begin selling beer & wine at sorting events

The University of South Carolina board of trustees voted Tuesday to begin selling beer & wine at home games for Football, Baseball, and Basketball games. It begins with a women’s basketball game Jan. 2 vs. Kentucky and a men’s basketball games Jan. 7 vs. Florida. The plan presented to the board had beer prices at $8.00. How much money will these sales help the University? LSU sold $2,259,000 worth of beer this season! They split 50/50 with the distributer so that's 1.1 million for the Tigers! At the same same Indiana sold $470,000 making their share about $235,000.

The University of South Carolina press release states:

▪Alcoholic beverages are to be sold and dispensed only at designated stationary locations

▪Alcoholic beverages may not be sold by vendors within the seating areas;

▪Identification check is required at every point of sale to prevent sales to minors

▪Alcoholic beverage sales are limited to beer and wine only (no hard liquor or mixed drinks may be sold in public seating areas)

▪Limits must be established on the number of drinks purchased at one time by an individual

▪Alcohol must be dispensed into cups

▪Safe-server training and additional training for staff to handle high-risk situations is required

▪Designated stop times for sale and/or distribution of alcohol must be enforced as follows for these home athletics events: football, end of 3rd quarter; men’s basketball, second half 12-minute TV timeout; women’s basketball, end of 3rd quarter; baseball, end of the top of 7th inning.

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