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Florida To Sell Alcohol At Football, Men’s Basketball Games

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Florida is the latest school to start selling alcohol at sporting events.

The University Athletic Association, the school’s fundraising arm for athletics, announced Wednesday it will offer beer and wine sales in premium seating at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and at men’s basketball games in the O’Connell Center beginning this fall.

Like other programs around the country, the Gators are looking to create a new revenue stream at a time when costs are on the rise as schools pay athletes a monthly stipend.

Florida also has about $100 million in on-campus projects under way and more planned. So selling alcohol meets a demand and brings in extra cash.

Alcohol sales have become common on college campuses. At least 34 schools sell beer at football games.

About Gary W. Green

Gary W. Green is the Digital Director of University of Florida’s Innovation News Center and Deputy News Editor of WUFT News. Follow him at @garywgreen. You can reach him at 352-294-1502.

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