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Tennessee will serve alcohol in ‘family-friendly atmosphere’ at Neyland Stadium

John Golliher | Tennessee Athletics

John Golliher | Tennessee Athletics

Another SEC school has approved stadium-wide alcohol sales at home football games. This fall fans can purchase beer and wine at Neyland Stadium.

“I appreciate everyone whose efforts have helped us develop what we believe is a comprehensive and responsible plan for alcohol sales at home football games,” Tennessee Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer said. “The game day experience at Neyland Stadium is historic and unrivaled, and I’m confident these new concessions options will aid our continued efforts to enhance that experience for Tennessee fans and visitors throughout the stadium.

We remain committed to providing a safe, positive, and family-friendly atmosphere in our venues and have measures in place to assure that standard is met.”

Tennessee joins Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M in the pro-alcohol SEC community. Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, and Mississippi State will exclusively sell alcohol in premium seating areas.

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20 Comments for Tennessee will serve alcohol in ‘family-friendly atmosphere’ at Neyland Stadium



  1. AirForceOne
    9:27 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

    It’s Tennessee…..don’t care.



  2. nicky
    9:32 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

    I know most on here are pro-alcohol being served at games, but it’s a lawsuit waiting to happen



    • gobble gobble
      9:39 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

      A lawsuit that would easily be paid for with just 1 game’s worth of alcohol sales. What I’m tryna say… the “lawsuit waiting to happen” excuse is a joke and a poopy reason to not sell alcohol



    • StillBP
      10:44 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

      I think you overestimate the profits from these sales. Some schools have even lost money on alcohol sales from what I’ve read. Not saying the majority has, just saying the profits aren’t as great as some seem to think. Have you seen how much people are winning in lawsuits? Do some research on it.



    • StillBP
      10:51 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

      Just read an article that says W Virginia has made 3 million in revenue from alcohol sales since 2011.the article was from 2016. 3 million in 5 years would not cover one lawsuit. There are more examples if you care to read up



    • 4everUKblue
      12:45 pm August 16, 2019 Permalink

      Is the more of a chance people will get into an accident and hurt themselves or others after a few beers, or get into a fight or make fools of themselves? Just a couple questions, not judging just asking.



    • kenny
      1:38 pm August 16, 2019 Permalink

      I disagree. Seems to me if that were true there wouldn’t be any bars.



  3. Rod Crandler
    9:32 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

    Not going to happen this year so no need to keep poking Mitch about it. I really don’t care either way but I have been to the game at UofL. Watching drunk fans screaming obscenities a few feet away from kids and several fan on fan (same team) fights was not very “family friendly”. Something about the warm air, sunshine and alcohol brings out the worst in some people.



    • gobble gobble
      9:49 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

      At least it brings SOMETHING out of people…



    • StillBP
      10:46 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

      So you’d rather the the worst part of people be brought out than nothing, gobble. Now that’s just stupid talk.



  4. krautdog
    10:05 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

    The fact that UL & Tennessee sell it is all the more reason NOT to sell it @ UK!



  5. 2Dogs
    10:18 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

    Only 3 teams left then KSR can stop beating this dead horse. At least for a second.



  6. mothandras
    11:03 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

    This will eventually happen at UK its inevitable, either next year or the year after. UK won’t be the only SEC team to not to have open Alcohol sales. Peer Pressure + Revenue only a matter of time.



  7. Megan
    12:05 pm August 16, 2019 Permalink

    The game-day experience at Neyland Stadium is historic and unrivaled, but for some reason they want to “enhance” that experience with alcohol? What do they mean “enhance”? More fans buzzed? Reduced inhibitions? I guess historic and unrivaled isn’t enough.



    • UKFanSC
      3:55 pm August 16, 2019 Permalink

      Neyland stadium is neither historic or unrivaled in my experience. It’s a collection of crude, drunken, idiots in orange overalls cussing at 8 year olds wearing UK jerseys and vomiting on themselves before kickoff.
      And the men are even worse !



  8. UKFanSC
    12:41 pm August 16, 2019 Permalink

    Dear god…..infusing those orange-clad hillbillies with in-game booze should prove entertaining. I have been to countless away games in a variety of sports over my many years and Knoxville stands alone as the most repugnant, I’ll-mannered cesspool of humanity on earth. I would sooner wander around a lions den with T-bone steaks dangling from my pockets than enter Nieland Stadium in 2019.



  9. Le Docteur
    4:05 pm August 16, 2019 Permalink

    Tennessee was a dangerous place with plenty of angry, violent drunks before it became legal to serve alcohol.



  10. Carcrook
    8:34 pm August 16, 2019 Permalink

    Fat Phil!



  11. michaelb
    12:57 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

    We know we know all the other schools will sell beer . No need to trickle out articles every week announcing each individual school . I understand it’s dry spell of reporting right now but hell . It looks silly when tt does it too



  12. Led Weappelin
    6:30 am August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Rupp Arena has been serving alcohol during concerts since 1976. But we can’t buy a beer during a UK game? Come on.