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Vanderbilt will sell alcohol at football games this season

People now have a reason to go to Vanderbilt football games. The Commodores just announced they will sell alcohol to the general public at Vanderbilt Stadium this season.

“Not only will this game day initiative enhance our fan experience, it will provide additional resources to invest in our mission of helping our student-athletes succeed on and off the field, such as through facility enhancements and in other areas,” said Malcolm Turner, Vanderbilt vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs.

As that statement suggests, for Vandy, the move makes a ton of sense. The school is in desperate need of a new — or majorly renovated — stadium, and attendance is already an issue. The ‘Dores join Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, and Texas A&M on the growing list of schools to allow public alcohol sales since the SEC lifted its ban earlier this summer. Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, and Mississippi State have all announced they will keep their current policies in place — for now — and only sell beer and wine in premium areas.

Another reason to come to the Kentucky/Vanderbilt game in Nashville on November 16, right?



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33 Comments for Vanderbilt will sell alcohol at football games this season

  1. Headhurts
    11:45 am August 14, 2019 Permalink

    I just hope security can contain those drunk vandy rowdy’s.

  2. WKY Cat
    12:55 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    Take note moral Mitch

  3. TOMCATS1990
    1:09 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    Of course they will you have to be hammered to sit through a Vandy Game!!!

  4. Smyrna_Cat
    2:32 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    Drinking and Vandy football go together well.

  5. nellis234
    3:03 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    Even the nerds are selling alcohol ?

  6. eyebleedblue
    5:23 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    They need money, UK athletics doesn’t.
    Having families at your games is worth more in the long run for the health of the program.
    A 4 year old died to a drunk driver at a UK game recently.
    Having money gets you ahead to be able to purchase things in America, because success isn’t a bad thing that liberals like Jones think it is.

    • bigbluejon
      8:28 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

      This rhetoric needs to stop. The only thing that tragedy had to do with the game is that the kid that got hit was there. Of that underaged driver was at the game. He wouldn’t have been served. JUST STOP IT

    • StillBP
      7:36 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      Right, because no underage college students have fake ids, and if they did the concession workers could spot it easily with all the time they have to examine ids.

    • bbn606
      8:39 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      Wow, I just pray that you don’t lose a loved one to a drunk driver.

    • Twick39
      9:19 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      He wasn’t drunk. He blew under the limit and was only cited with a DUI because he was underage. I’m not making lite of what happened by any means just stating the facts.

    • 4everUKblue
      10:26 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      Do you mean he wasn’t legally drunk? Can’t a person be under the legal limit and still be intoxicated? Impaired at the very least.

    • 4everUKblue
      10:27 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      eyebleedblue is an idiot! Just saying’.

    • Corder
      11:08 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      It’s hilarious to me that these people believe if something COULD happen or MIGHT happen we should not live our everyday lives because of being scared all the time. How sad are some of yalls lives that if you truly thought the way you do you would never step foot outside your house. You talk about the drunk driving incident, so if you are always going to be scared of that happening then why do you drive to work every day or ever get in a car to go anywhere. Tragedy’s happen every day and it’s horrible when they do but that doesn’t mean that life just stops. Sorry y’all are so scared of life but that doesn’t mean the rest of us have to be.

    • 4everUKblue
      11:36 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      Let me just go ahead and add Corder to the [email protected] list.

    • Corder
      6:22 pm August 15, 2019 Permalink

      So because I disagree with you I’m a jacka$$. Well thanks, you didn’t dispute anything I said but if name calling gets you to your happy place you go for it little guy.

    • 4everUKblue
      8:12 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

      Your argument is not even worth acknowledging.

  7. Duuuuuude
    5:25 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    If I was Vandy, sure I would sell alcohol. If I were a Vandy fan, I would drink alcohol at games. I still remember vividly what it is like to cheer for a football team that sucks. UK does not suck any more, and drinking at the game would not enhance my experience any over cheering for a quality football team.

  8. Kat4Life
    9:08 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    Perfectly consistent with Nashville. Progressive school and city.

  9. kjgouk
    11:31 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    I understand postponing this a year due to the unfortunate set of events that happened. Stupid people do stupid things. Happens on a daily basis.

  10. Larkin123
    12:11 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

    I do not drink very much and i dont have an opinion. Just observations…

    I mean here is the thing I can guarantee and it is almost funny… one day uk will sell beer at games. Thats it, period… so why wait? By year 4 or year 12, there will not as many people with emotional reactions. The feelings will soften over time.

    Unfortunately it does not help that we had a tragedy outside our stadium regardless of where the alcohol came from. Beer sales were never happening this year anyway.

  11. StillBP
    7:35 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

    Lol people so mad about not being able to buy alcohol for about 4 hours of their day.

    • Corder
      10:57 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      Lol, people are Trying to tell others how to live their lives while judging them for things that they say they don’t care about.

  12. 4everUKblue
    8:16 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

    If those people need alcohol that bad they can cut it to about 3 hours by drinking outside the game right up until kickoff and leave a few minutes before the game ends. So there’s one more hour…

    • Corder
      11:03 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      It’s not a need, that’s where you are completely wrong. The fact that the hypocrisy is they are telling people that if you have this amount of money you can do what you want but if not you have to do what we say. Also how does it hurt you so bad to allow others to enjoy what they enjoy? Amazing in this world today others believe that they can judge and ridicule others for what they enjoy but would be furious if it was done to them.

    • 4everUKblue
      11:33 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      It shouldn’t be allowed for anyone if not for everyone I agree. I don’t care if people drink or not but you seem to be implying that the only way some people can enjoy an event or just life in general is by drinking. If that’s the case you might want to take a look at that.

    • 4everUKblue
      11:35 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      Do these people who can only enjoy life with alcohol just avoid places where it’s not served. How would they be able to take their children to the zoo?

    • Corder
      6:13 pm August 15, 2019 Permalink

      And you seem to think that the only reason people want alcohol served at games is because thats the only way they can have a good time is the most absurd conclusion I’ve heard. Why is it not ok for some one to enjoy something in life even if you don’t think it’s ok? Just because you don’t think it’s ok doesn’t mean you get to make the choice for them. Everyone like you seems to think everyone that would like alcohol served at games is a raging alcoholic and literally needs a drink just to function witch couldn’t be further from the truth yet that’s your only argument over and over through out this comment section. How about opening your mind a little and realizing big boys and girls happened to enjoy a nice cold one here and there no matter where they are at. Is that such a bad thing? I guess in your mind it is. What if people where against you having your phone out at a concert because they don’t like how it screws with their experience. Should they run and make a rule about that? How people like you think you get to dictate how others live their lives and judge them for it because you are on some moral high horse and don’t think alcohol is a good thing is truly amazing. Maybe take a look at your life and realize most people don’t judge you as much as you judge them and then just maybe you can be a little bit happier with how your life is going.

    • 4everUKblue
      8:18 am August 16, 2019 Permalink

      No that’s what you said, go back and read your own comments. I never said I didn’t think it’s ok, I even said I don’t care one way or the other and the it should be all or none, I just don’t understand why people like yourself can’t let it go. My whole point is can “big boys and big girls” not do enjoy anything without a cold one every now and then. I personally used to think it was impossible to enjoy anything without drinking and have since found that nothing is further than the truth. You need to get over yourself and stop judging, it’s not me judging, I merely asked a question. Can people not put alcohol down for 3 hours of the day? It seems you just like looking for a fight, if your life sucks get off your soapbox and do something about it. Have a happy intoxicated life.

    • satcheluk
      7:54 am August 17, 2019 Permalink

      Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. My choices, not yours. What if I came up with a law that you can’t drive in Sunday’s? Would you be ok with me deciding that? Why can’t you stay out of your car for just one day? Are you a caraholic?

      I imagine, if you are like any person, you’d be offended by the thought of someone telling you, as an adult, that you can’t choose when and where you want to drive.

  13. runningunnin.454
    8:58 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

    We now have two choices on game day, Nashville is not that far; we can go to a UK game, or we can hop on down to Vandy for a drink.

  14. STLouisBBFan
    9:05 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

    “drum” “bum” “drum” “bum” “drum” “bum” “drum” “bum”
    We get it KSR, you want drunk Drew at games, Matt’s a liberal that is pretending to consider a run for the Senate, and Mitch Barnhart bad. Next – please.

    • 4everUKblue
      10:22 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      Just stop it with the liberal/conservative bulls!t already! Grow a brain.

  15. michaelb
    12:57 pm August 15, 2019 Permalink

    We know all the other schools are gonna sell beer but Kentucky . No need to see each individual announcement on this