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Florida Unveils Pilot Program to Sell Alcohol at Baseball, Softball and Lacrosse Games

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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Florida Unveils Pilot Program to Sell Alcohol at Baseball, Softball and Lacrosse Games
    UAA Communications Zach Dirlam
    The pilot program begins with the lacrosse season opener on Feb. 8Gainesville, Fla. – The Florida athletics department is expanding into select Spring Sports its pilot program to sell alcohol in limited concession areas. Lacrosse, Softball and Baseball will offer fans the opportunity to purchase beer and wine, starting with their respective season openers.

    Florida will incorporate conference-wide alcohol management expectations at each facility, which include:

    • Alcoholic beverages will be sold and dispensed only at designated stationary locations;
    • Alcoholic beverages will not be sold by vendors within the seating areas;
    • Identification check will be required at every point of sale to prevent sales to minors;
    • Alcoholic beverage sales are limited to beer and wine only
    • Fans, with valid legal IDs, will be permitted to only buy a maximum of two drinks at a time
    • Alcohol must be dispensed into cups;
    • Safe server training and additional training for staff to handle high-risk situations is required; and
    • Sales and distribution of alcohol will stop at the start of the end of the top of 7th inning for baseball, end of the top of the 5th inning for softball and at the 15-minute mark of the second half in Lacrosse.

    Centerplate, which operates concessions on behalf of the UAA in its athletic facilities, will continue to train staff in accordance with their Responsible Alcohol Service Policies and State Laws. Guests services staff will also have staff training with the TEAM Coalition (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management).

    Florida Unveils Pilot Program to Sell Alcohol at Baseball, Softball and Lacrosse Games - Florida Gators
     
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  2. 74nole

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    :cool::cool::cool::D:D:D:ninja3::ninja3::ninja3:
     
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  3. iowagator

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    Can they ban certain fan bases (swac and LSU come immediately to mind) from buying???? It might not be worth the headaches to the security staff!!
     
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  4. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey GC Hall of Fame

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    wonder which brand of beer will become the gator’s sponsor? They have a couple of local Gainesville breweries now too - would be nice if they got at least a tent on the plaza to peddle their craft brew(s).
     
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  5. johnny_cakes

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    As far as softball goes, Coach Walton was against this. But apparently Mr. Cash was more persuasive.
     
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  6. TJtheGator

    TJtheGator GC Hall of Fame

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    Need a beer garden at new stadium with craft brews. I stay away from mainstream stuff.
     
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  7. gatorjjh

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    My money is on Nike! Jumpman Lite!
     
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  8. GatorStu1

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    What do you think????? Could this announcement get you and @wingtee to a couple series this year????? Maybe.....................:ninja3::ninja3::ninja3:
     
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  9. 74nole

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    Working on it!
     
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  10. wingtee

    wingtee GC Hall of Fame

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    I’ll be there opening series and probably Vandy. Talked to WES today and he will be at Sat game I think
     
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  11. GatorStu1

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    Wing;

    Maybe try to get together for an adult beverage or two or three or..................... Well you get the idea.
     
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  12. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Stu—

    You’ve got him where you want him when he turns around and says
    “Hold my beer and watch this”.........:)
     
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  13. wingtee

    wingtee GC Hall of Fame

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    Love to .. where will u be before the game.
     
  14. gtj31

    gtj31 GC Hall of Fame

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    I will be at the Tuesday SWAC game and the Friday UGA game that follows. Make it into town and the two beers you can handle are on me.
     
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  15. wingtee

    wingtee GC Hall of Fame

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    Well played Greg! I’m not close to Gville like I used to be , so I have to kind of space it
     
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  16. GatorStu1

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    Where ever you need me to be brother............... We have tailgated in the parking lot at the Track & Field stadium or on the sidewalk leading into the Tennis complex. When it comes to drinking beers, I am incredibly flexible...............
     
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  17. GatorLurker

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    Cool.

    Now all we need are wooden bats to get back to baseball as it should be played.

    Not going into the DH discussion, though.
     
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  18. easyout1

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    So that makes 4 between you guys. If I make it there, I got ya covered Greg.
     
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  19. wingtee

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    ife and I will be staying at the Loft on University. Goin to basketball game Sat too. Might be better if I meet u guys at the Vandy series later in season
     
  20. gtj31

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    Well played.

    I will openly admit you can out drink me. I am game for 12-14 in an outing but you weren’t even slowing down. Very impressive.