Alcohol might be coming to Beaver Stadium.
And it might be coming soon.
In a decision that many Penn State fans have wanted for a long time, Nittany Nation will be able to consume alcohol at Beaver Stadium for Penn State’s Sept. 24 game against Central Michigan.
Word got out of Penn State’s plan to sell alcohol last month. Monday, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics proposed a plan to the Board of Trustees Committee on Legal and Compliance to start selling beer and other beverages inside Beaver Stadium. For this plan to become reality, the Board has to approve, and other approvals need to happen as well.
In a Beaver Stadium Study conducted last year, fans responses suggested that selling alcohol would improve the fan experience and create revenue as well.
Alcohol has been available in club and suites at both Beaver Stadium and Pegula Ice Arena since 2016, and has been available at select external Bryce Jordan Center events since 2015.
ICA is working with the OVG hospitality group to try and establish, implement and maintain a solid plan for selling alcohol at Penn State football games.
The plan involves:
- Making sure patrons show ID to prove that they’re at least 21 years old
- Give a wristband to patrons who are old enough to legally purchase
- Scanning all ID’s to prove they aren’t fake
- Make sure that all vendors have completed Responsible Alcohol Management Program training
- Asking all athletics and gameday staff to report immediately report bad behavior.
Penn State has a license to serve at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park (baseball), Beaver Stadium, Pegula Ice Arena, Bryce Jordan Center and the Penn State Golf Courses.