State approves alcohol sales at Bryant-Denny stadium

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Beer and wine sales are coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama.

Dean Argo, a spokesman for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said Wednesday that the agency gave approval to an alcohol license for the vendor at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The state approval was the final regulatory step in authorizing sales.

A spokeswoman for the university’s athletic department did not immediately return an email seeking comment about when sales might begin.

The Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday approved the alcohol sales license for Levy Premium Foodservice, the university’s concession vendor at the stadium, news outlets reported. Levy representative Herbert Tesh told councilmembers that beer and wine would be sold to fans on the concourse but not in the stands, news outlets reported.

The university is seeking to join a growing number of universities selling alcohol in their stadiums on game days. Previously, alcohol was only allowed in skyboxes at the Tuscaloosa stadium.

The 100,077-capacity stadium is one of the largest football stadiums in the United States.



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