University of Akron to sell beer at home football games

AKRON, Ohio - Six straight losing seasons have been anything but fun for Akron football fans. A new stadium policy may help some take the edge off.

The University of Akron announced Wednesday that its Board of Trustees voted to allow the sale of beer at home football games for the upcoming season.

To buy a beer, you'll need to get a wristband and go to a concession stand around the concourse of InfoCision 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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