Beer and Wine Sales to Begin Tomorrow at Select UT Athletics Sports Events

Feb. 27, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Public beer and wine sales at select UT Athletics spring sports events will begin tomorrow at Red & Charline McCombs Field when Texas Softball hosts the Texas Invitational.

“This trial will be in effect this spring for all remaining men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball games, and the fan fest area at the Texas Relays,” said UT Men’s Athletics Director Steve Patterson. “We could look into expanding it for other sports events next fall provided the outcome of the trial is positive.”

At the conclusion of the 2014 spring sports seasons, UT Athletics, UT Police, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and UT Athletics concessionaire Sodexho Sports and Leisure will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the trial to determine if alcohol should be sold at other sporting events. The evaluation will include information from UTPD and the TABC to ensure there has been no adverse community impact.

The beer and wine trial will not include the spring football game on April 19 at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.

For more information, contact: University Communications, Office of the President, 512 471 3151;  Nick Voinis, Intercollegiate Athletics, 512-471-2151.