The wait is finally over. Michigan State football, basketball, and hockey can now officially sell alcohol during sporting events in the state of Michigan.
Governor Whitmer signed a bill on Wednesday allowing public universities in the state to sell alcoholic beverages during games. This means that the Spartans will join most of the rest of the Big Ten when it comes to selling alcohol during sporting events,
Fans will now have the ability to head down to the concourse in between breaks of action to purchase their favorite adult beverages. This almost seems to good to be true.
Obviously Spartan Stadium, the Breslin Center, and Munn Arena will have to adjust to the new laws. It’s going to be great to see these changes take place after fans have been clamoring for this for years. It’s supposed to cut down on the alcohol-related incidents before games by cutting the binge-drinking aspect of tailgating out of the equation.
Will that actually happen? Who knows, but it’s a smart move.
Alcohol will benefit fans, Michigan State athletics
While introducing alcohol to athletic events can sometimes be a scary and dangerous thought, it will actually improve the fan experience and earn the university more money.
Most of the concession sales at professional sporting events like Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, and Pistons games happens to be from alcohol purchases. That’s going to translate to the collegiate level and it’s only going to help the university.
This was a move that felt like a long time coming and I think I speak for the majority of fans when I say that I’m excited to purchase my first cold one at a Spartan game this year — even if it is like $15.