Gophers could start selling alcohol at hockey and basketball games

Beer and wine at Mariucci and Williams?? Well that would be awesome! Fingers crossed this gets approved... Rochelle Olson at the Star Tribune reported the story today:

University of Minnesota administrators believe that adult beverages should flow as freely in the stands at Gophers basketball and men’s hockey games as in the suites.
U President Eric Kaler sent a memo to the Board of Regents last week, asking the board to permit wine and beer sales to those sitting in general admission at Williams and Mariucci arenas. Regent approval for the request, which comes from the U’s Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, is necessary before the taps can open.
In his memo, Kaler wrote that he “strongly” supports expanded sales, “given the intensely competitive sports entertainment market we have in the Twin Cities and the positive results we have experienced with general seating alcohol sales at TCF Bank Stadium.”

Guess we'll just have to wait for the Board of Regents vote!

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