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Alcohol. Sales

Started by bjhracer, April 21, 2017, 08:33:30 PM

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bjhracer

I know its been discussed before, but I was at an event at the show-me-center the other night and they had beer and mixed drink sales.   Could this be a revenue stream Murray is missing out on?
\"I hate losing, I hate losing more than I love winning.\"  B.J. Jenkins

JoeD

Americans dead by COVID-19

11/17/2020   254,329

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Maybe the reason why the United States has the highest death rate among industrialized nations is that we are more worried about cheerleading competitions than people dying.

bjhracer

So now that the city sells packaged and liquor by the drink.  I guess it is just a university decision not to sell at basketball and football games?
\"I hate losing, I hate losing more than I love winning.\"  B.J. Jenkins

JoeD

I thought there were issues with Frankfort
Americans dead by COVID-19

11/17/2020   254,329

3/10/2021     540,585

 

Maybe the reason why the United States has the highest death rate among industrialized nations is that we are more worried about cheerleading competitions than people dying.

bjhracer

I did a quick search and found where Illinois passed a law allowing universities to decide.   It was about SIU voting to sell at sporting events and concerts.   I wonder is Kentucky has passed the same law, since now Louisville and WKU sell at on campus football stadiums.  I see no difference in them and Murray other than the OVC.  Maybe that's it.  Or maybe its just a vote of approval away.
\"I hate losing, I hate losing more than I love winning.\"  B.J. Jenkins

ClearTheTrackTN

It's not a Frankfort issue. WKU sells it @ football & basketball games. Those are on-campus venues. I can't find the article but I read that they've had fewer arrests for drunken/disorderly conduct because fewer people are getting loaded in the parking lot before coming into the stadium. Similar results since West Virginia started selling. West Virginia reported $500k in profit from selling it in 2015.

02Racer

Pretty sure western only sells it in the private suites at games.

spaldy

I know that EIU doesn't sell drinks but if you have a certain level donation you can go to a room that has drinks.  Gets around the issue of "sales" and still allows the university to make money.  I doubt that the state can prevent that regardless of what the law is.  

Since WKU has drinks for sale at the stadium there is a way to do it in KY if we were so inclined.

I think on this issue you sometimes find out the restaurants and bars around a venue are the ones that buy off polticians to keep it from happening.  

it's a huge revenue/profit source for those that can sell.
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speck

I could of used some at a few of our games last year.

smidge34

I don't care either way what they do, just thought I'd pass along that I bought and consumed a $7.50 shot of 1800 at Freedom Hall when we played UL when Cronin was coach. I didn't even really want it and nearly tossed it back up seeing how that game was like a noon start and they didn't have any limes lol, but I was in awe that you could get a shot at a college ballgame lol and I had to.
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msuowns

Quote from: 02Racer post_id=157094 time=1492830932 user_id=4518Pretty sure western only sells it in the private suites at games.

I read they experimented with alcohol sales in a few home games this year.

Murraygrad2005

I'd pay $5 for a brewski rather than $5 for a little cup of crappy ice cream any day.

Blue N Gold

I'm pretty sure it's the conferences that set the rule on alcohol sales. With that being said I think that only applies to the general public meaning some premium seats and suites can serve. I could be wrong but I think that's how it works.

bjhracer

I would think the OVC hasn't forbid the sale of alcohol during sporting events.  They sell it at the tourney.
\"I hate losing, I hate losing more than I love winning.\"  B.J. Jenkins

Blue N Gold

Quote from: bjhracer post_id=157123 time=1492885696 user_id=448I would think the OVC hasn't forbid the sale of alcohol during sporting events.  They sell it at the tourney.

I could be wrong. I based my statement on the SEC because that's the conference I pay most attention to outside of the OVC. I know the SEC has in the past and may still prohibit alcohol sales to general admission seating.  After more research I think it boils down to state laws and individual university decisions.

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