WVU Considers Selling Beer At Football Games

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (KDKA) — West Virginia University’s athletic director is proposing that the school begin selling beer at football games because he thinks it help them control the alcohol consumption.

“We believe that this will help eliminate the abuse of alcohol in the parking lots at halftime and improve fan behavior,” said WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck.

The school’s Board of Governors has to approve the idea. They will not consider it until after a 30-day period during which the public can comment on the idea on the board’s website.

Luck also wants to ban re-entry into the stadium, which would keep fans from leaving to drink in the parking lot and then returning to the game.

“With responsible serving practices and proper vendor training coupled with the elimination of stadium re-entry, we can control the consumption of alcohol,” said Luck.

Students on campus had mixed opinions on both selling beer and changing the re-entry policy.

“Everyone’s rowdy and drunk,” said Junior Tyler Dermitt. “They’re going to do what they’re going to do.”

Beer is not currently sold in the stadium at-large, but is sold in private leased suites.

Some students pointed out that the school could also make money from selling the beer, which was also pointed out by Luck.


One Comment

  1. Sage says:

    Oh, this will turn out well. The athletic director wants to sell beer to help control alcohol consumption. It would be easier to take if they would just tell the truth. If they said, we want to sell beer to make money, I could see it without problem. Maybe the AD used to be a politician.

  2. eazytime says:

    If they eliminate reentry and sell beer that is the reason they want to sell beer. It is all about the money and usally really high profits. If they were sincere just eliminate reentry and do not sell beer inside.As stated by Mr.Dermitt, everyone is rowdy and drunk. Thats true when they enter the stadium, they do not need anymore booze inside.

  3. Chico Lind says:

    Get your couches ready!

  4. Level Green says:

    Do they really think kids are going to buy $6 bottles of beer from a stadium vendor like at Pens or Steeler games? I don’t think so.

    If they want to control the drinking problem, simply eliminate the re-entry as Easy suggested but I’m afraid it’s more about the money.

  5. short bus says:

    Maybe I’m behind with the times, but didn’t most respectable programs eliminate re-entry years ago? This “Luck” guy and his people are definitely a different breed.

  6. bob says:

    You have got to be kidding me! They let them leave and come back? Who does that these days? And to say it is to control alcohol consumption is laughable! He wants to make money plain and simple. And when they stop them from leaving the game it will be for the same reason..so they can make MORE money selling MORE beer!

  7. Hoopies will be hoopies says:

    maybe if they sell furniture inside that will stop with all the couch burning, that is why WVU will always be WVU.

  8. WVU Parent says:

    Now I know where the expression “Dumb Luck” comes from.

  9. Mon River Towing says:

    Pitt should sell beer too. They have lots of mass transit options for big drinkers. It would go a long way toward finally filling up Heinz Field regularly.

    1. Pukfit says:

      sorry buddy, Pitt will nvr be able to fill heinz, no one enjoys watching losers play ball

  10. PUKFIT says:

    only way this would work if you didnt allow beer in the student section and increase enforcement of underage drinking

  11. not says:

    I always thought that school sports were about pride and education, not about making money. Silly naive me. Just simply ban park reentry and entry with bottles. Also ban anyone obviously intoxicated. No more second half booze problems.

    1. MzDoRightDoWrong says:

      If school sports do not bring in money, how are they going to continue. This economic climate illustrates that money is king. You either have it or you don’t . If you don’t, you find a way to get it by any means necessary. Let’s “pull ourselves up by our bootstraps mentality”.

  12. get a grip says:

    Selling beer for alcohol control is like having sex for virginity/

  13. not a good plan says:

    This is a terrible idea. I’ve lived in Morgantown and gone to school here for 6 years. If there’s one thing I know, it’s that we get hammered before games so we’re just coming off of it by the end and ready to start all over again. Beer sales in the stadium will just keep us going throughout the game.

    1. rmsbl4 says:

      Are you still trying to get your 2 or 4 year degree after six yrs? If you noticed I used numerics in case you couldn’t understand two or four.

  14. Alex says:

    I support selling beer at games, people drink at these games anyway. why not make some money where you can to pay for higher quality education.
    It sounds like a great idea. you could even have the students brew the bee, why not i would love a brewing class at my school.

  15. DAS says:

    Stay classy ‘eers. lol

  16. C LILLY says:


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