Report: New bill could allow for sale of alcohol at certain Michigan sporting events
Alcohol could be coming to specific college sporting events in Michigan. There has been a push for it recently per Andrew Kahn of Mlive.
The bill would allow for alcohol to be sold at basketball, hockey, and football. Currently 8 out of 14 B1G schools sell alcohol inside their football stadiums. However, alcohol could only be purchased 2 hours before and after games if it passes. If the bill passes it will “lift the state ban and allow university governing boards to apply for liquor licenses to sell alcohol at basketball, football, and hockey games.”
The legislation was introduced by Michigan politicians Joe Tate, Graham Filler, and Curtis Hertel. Here’s what Filler had to say about the bill:
“This is a fairness and freedom issue that will allow for a modern, more enjoyable college game-day experience,” said Filler. “But it’s also a public health and safety issue. Data from universities in other states clearly shows that the number of alcohol-related incidents inside stadiums declines when alcohol sales are allowed. Instead of binge drinking in the parking lot or sneaking alcohol into the stadium, fans can simply purchase a beer in the concourse.”