Despite plans, alcohol not available for regular ticket holders at WSU stadium

PULLMAN, Wash. – Despite planning to expand alcohol sales at Martin Stadium, booze will still not be sold to general ticket holders at Washington State University football games this season.

A year ago, school officials asked the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board about expanding liquor sales.

Officials had planned to offer beer at general concessions during home football games, though not in the student sections, and had applied to make it official.

However, WSU officials said they decided against changing their alcohol policy for the 2017 football season after reviewing their policies in the stadium.

“Based on the conversations we had with the board, we decided we needed to take a step back,” University spokesman Phil Weiler said. “There’s a lot of ripple effects that could happen if we were to move forward with the idea of alcohol in the stadium itself.”

Weiler said WSU planned to look at all of their stadium policies before changing alcohol sales. He said they planned to continue to serve club seats and suites alcohol this season, as they have in the past.

“There are things here that we need to have a better understanding of before we just plow ahead with changing the alcohol sales,” Weiler said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

© 2017 KREM-TV


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