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Penn State Wants to Sell Alcohol at Games

Penn State University's Board of Trustees will vote on Friday on whether or not the university will sell alcohol at sporting events. The plan calls for limiting alcohol sales to suites, club seats and reception areas at Beaver Stadium. (Published Friday, May 6, 2016)

A committee of Penn State trustees says some fans should be able to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.

The proposal recommended on Thursday is expected to be approved by the full board on Friday.

University officials say sales would be limited to private and controlled areas, including suites and club seats. Beer and wine could be sold to all patrons of legal age at non-collegiate sports events. Officials say there would be limits on the number of drinks patrons can have.

The university would have to obtain a liquor license.

Some alcohol sale proceeds would go to student affairs for alcohol awareness.

University officials say selling alcohol has yielded fewer alcohol-related issues at concerts than expected.

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