Alcohol sales policy to remain the same at Williams-Brice Stadium for 2019 season, officials say

Alcohol sales policy to remain the same at Williams-Brice Stadium for 2019 season, officials say

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - University of South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner announced there will be no change in the alcohol sales policy for Williams-Brice Stadium for the 2019 season.

The decision comes just a few months after officials with the Southeastern Conference opted to allow schools to decide on selling alcohol at athletic venues beginning this fall.

"Our staff has been studying the logistics of selling alcoholic beverages at our venues in anticipation of the SEC policy change," said Tanner in a statement. "We continue to examine all of the issues as it relates to game operations and fan experience and will not make any decisions on whether to sell alcoholic beverages in general seating of our venues until our study is complete."

While the policy remains the same for Williams-Brice Stadium for the upcoming football season, officials said a decision for other venues such as Colonial Life Arena and Founders Park will be made before the start of each sport’s season.

“We take pride in providing a quality gameday experience for all fans that come through the gates at our athletics events,” added Tanner. “We will be strategic and thoughtful when implementing alcohol sales at our athletic venues in an effort to benefit the overall fan experience.”

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