ODU testing out beer and wine sales at basketball games for general public

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — ODU is now providing beer and wine to the normal community at basketball game titles, and considering alcohol profits following season for football.

ODU is contacting it a “pilot analyze.” There was a comfortable opening for beer and wine product sales through the men’s hoops activity vs. Longwood right after Thanksgiving, which ODU says went very well.

“We believe it will assistance increase ticket gross sales,” stated Athletic Director Wood Selig. “… it’s anything our fans have been requesting for years.”

A number of other in-point out packages had previously released beer/wine to the standard general public in new many years, which include UVA, JMU, Virginia Tech and VCU. UVA and Virginia Tech starting up this calendar year at soccer video games.

Liquor experienced been offered in the earlier for Massive Blue Space club members and those in suites, but wasn’t readily available on the standard concourse. Liquor will even now only be accessible at the club/suite degree.

Admirers will be confined to two beverages for every particular person, and product sales lower off with 10 minutes to in the next fifty percent for men’s games and at the conclusion of the 3rd quarter for women’s online games.

If matters go properly, expect a similar product at soccer video games in the tumble. Although they emphasised that this is a “cautious method,” ODU officials pointed to details that reveals beer income at video games has truly led to a big drop in alcoholic beverages-similar enthusiast ejections at other schools, with the belief that beer/wine product sales inside may well lead to less binge consuming outside the house in the parking whole lot just before the game.

The men’s team has a significant time match on Saturday at 8 p.m. when rival VCU arrives to city. Tickets had been still obtainable as of Thursday early morning.

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