Should Georgia and the SEC allow alcohol sales at sporting events?

Should Georgia and the SEC allow alcohol sales at sporting events?

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 18: Hairy Dawg leads Georgia Bulldogs fans in the fourth quarter cheer during the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

ATHENS, Ga. — Alcohol sales at stadiums has been a hot topic in the Southeastern Conference over the past couple of years.

That’s true again this week at the SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, Florida.

The topic of general alcohol sales is expected to be “front and center” during discussions, and it could be put it to a vote before the meeting is adjourned Friday.

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“The SEC has had a committee working on this for a while,” University of Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said. “There will be a report provided to the presidents, and that committee will make recommendations. It will be up to the institutions to vote it up or down.”


Most students Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes talked with Thursday were in favor of alcohol at games, but some fans said they didn't think it was a good idea.

"UGA fans love football, and they love alcohol. So, I don't really see a problem with it," UGA student Jeremy Balenala said.

Balenala said there are a lot of reasons he's in favor of selling alcohol at games.

"People do it anyway, so make some more money, I guess," Balenala said. "I think fans will appreciate it at the end of the day."

Right now, certain schools sell alcohol at their stadiums, but it's just for private events and in certain premium areas.

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