Tuscaloosa City Council approves alcohol sales at UA baseball, softball games

Published: Dec. 14, 2022 at 9:06 PM CST
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - Crimson Tide baseball and softball fans will soon be able to buy alcoholic beverages while attending a game starting this spring. Tuscaloosa city leaders greenlit the move this week, 10 months after the city council approved alcoholic beverages at Coleman Coliseum and Bryant-Denny Stadium.

City leaders approved expanding the policy this week during their regular city council meeting on Tuesday. The council approved the licenses for Rhodes Stadium and Sewell-Thomas Stadium. City and University of Alabama leaders see this as a revenue-generator and those who heard about the expanded policy agreed, such as UA senior Armando Diaz.

“I think it’s a great idea, something we should have done before,” said Diaz. “We always have people come in from out of state to watch these games parents or even fans, so something that should have been had.”

“I think it’ll be more fun because you can drink, you know all your friends get together and have fun,” said Angelique O’Keefe, who was taking a walk through campus in Tuscaloosa.

The approval by the city was made possible when the Southeastern Conference lifted the ban on alcohol on campus stadiums in 2019.

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