College football's stadium beer ban set to continue

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College football is one of the nation's pastimes which can draw parallels with the storied sport of baseball.

Unlike the NFL, college football draw upon a huge local pride, with fans knowing that their team can't just simply relocate to another city far away.

College stadiums are bigger than NFL stadiums, the atmosphere at college games is better than in the NFL, but most of them miss out on one vital ingredient.


An alcohol ban is part and parcel of the fabric of college football stadiums in the NCAA, and for two teams in particular that continued ban will be in place indefinitely.

Michigan and Michigan State had recently floated the idea of introducing beer at their games so fans could enjoy the action with a cold beverage.

But that notion has been vetoed thanks to a poll take recently, according to reports.

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis and Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon say the idea of selling beer in the stands isn't even on the table right now.

"Everything can be considered down the road, but there has been absolutely no discussion at this point at Michigan State for athletic events," Hollis said.

"I was at Colorado when Colorado and Colorado State both had beer sales and it's just something that would take a lot of conversation, discussion and dialogue and what you want to present. I think tailgating has its challenges and tradition in the Big Ten."

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