AKRON, Ohio - The University of Akron will kick off their season Thursday at home against Central Florida.
Fans heading to the 7 p.m. game at InfoCision stadium will notice something a little different this year. They can now enjoy a cold beer at the game.
The university board of trustees recently voted to change the school’s alcohol policy to allow beer sales in the main seating area.
To buy a beer, you’ll need to get a wristband and go to a concession stand around the concourse of the stadium. Sales will be limited to two beers per transaction and conclude at the end of the third quarter.
The school said it looked at beer sales policies at other Division I universities including three in Ohio, Bowling Green, Cincinnati and Kent State.
Its concession manager, Sodexo, has overseen alcohol sales at other college stadiums.
From 2002 through 2008, fans could drink in a designated "beer garden" at the school's old stadium The Rubber Bowl.
The university said alcohol would not be sold at scholastic events sold at the stadium and other events would be evaluated individually.
As of the 2011 college football season, beer was sold at 20 major venues.
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