It’s official: fans will be able to enjoy a game in Tiger Stadium while legally consuming an alcoholic beverage this season.
LSU announced the policy on the date promised by new athletics director Scott Woodward (July 25), and it details how many drinks one can purchase, when drinks can be purchased and includes a code of conduct policy the university plans to enforce strictly.
“This is all about enhancing the fan experience, responding to the feedback from our fans and doing it responsibly,” LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward said in the news release announcing the policy. “It’s a big addition to our events and we believe it will be a positive one overall, but we are going about it with the appropriate mindset and thorough planning.”
The sale of beer and wine in Tiger Stadium will begin this upcoming season. No outside alcohol will be permitted, and a limit of two drinks per transaction will be enforced.
Alcohol sales are also expected to be sold at other major sporting events in the future, including basketball and baseball games, though this policy does not address that just yet.
Read below for the complete policy released by the university this morning.
LSU Athletics Policy and Code of Conduct for Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic Beverage Policy:
- The possession or consumption of alcohol not sold in the venue is expressly prohibited.
- No more than two alcoholic beverages may be purchased per transaction.
- Alcoholic beverages must be poured into a cup.
- A valid ID is required for each transaction.
- Alcohol will not be served to fans who are visibly intoxicated.
- Alcohol sales will end at the conclusion of the third quarter of the game for football.
Alcohol-Related Code of Conduct:
Stadium personnel and law enforcement will monitor fan behavior. Ejection without refund, arrest, or refusal of sale or consumption of alcohol could result for reasons not limited to:
- Unruly, disruptive or illegal behavior.
- Giving alcoholic beverages to a minor.
- Public intoxication or impairment.
- Abusive or offensive language or gestures.
- Throwing of any objects.
- Failure to follow stadium and/or law enforcement personnel instruction.
- Any other conduct deemed inappropriate by stadium personnel or law enforcement.
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