The Florida Gators will sell alcohol at football and basketball games starting in 2016, the school announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The University of Florida had previously taken a hard stance against the sale of alcohol at sporting events and this move is somewhat of a baby step rather than a full plunge into beer and alcohol sales.
Alcohol sales will be limited to premium seating areas in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Fans in the Holloway Touchdown Terrace and Evans Champions Club will be able to purchase beer and alcohol up until the start of the third quarter. At the newly renovated O-Dome beer and wine sales will be available to fans in the Sideline Club and Courtside Club, with sales ending at the start of the second half.
“Providing alcohol in our premium seating areas for both football and men’s basketball was another amenity we wanted to provide to the fans in those areas,” said Athletic Director Jeremy Foley in a release from the school.