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?