If you’re headed to Columbia for this year’s Kentucky vs. South Carolina game, I’ve got some bad news for you: you still won’t be able to purchase alcohol unless you’re in a premium area.
Today, South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner said the school will not expand alcohol sales at football games this year, but only because they don’t have the logistics in place yet.
“We’re not there yet. Logistically, a lot of things have to happen,” Tanner said during a radio interview, via the Post and Courier. “There’s a lot of work to be done. Probably seven of the 14 schools in the SEC are in the same spot that we’re in right now.”
Tanner didn’t rule out allowing alcohol sales at basketball or baseball games, and with major renovations on tap for Williams-Brice Stadium in 2020, a change seems inevitable; however, for now, South Carolina joins Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia in keeping the current rules in place. Since the SEC lifted its alcohol ban this spring, only Texas A&M has pledged to sell beer and wine to the general public. Like most SEC schools, Kentucky is still considering the issue.
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