Fresno State might allow beer to be sold at some athletic events
July 13, 2017
• Cal State loosens its restrictions on individual campuses
• “Fresno State is considering the sale of alcohol at some of its athletic venues”
Should the Fresno State Bulldogs repeat last year’s somewhat less than stellar 1-11 football season, watching this year might be eased somewhat by a cool brew, if the university moves ahead with approval of the sale of beer inside the stadium.
California State University has issued a new executive order lifting a prohibition on the sale and service of alcoholic beverages at university intercollegiate athletic events, leaving it up to each CSU campus to decide if it will sell alcoholic beverages at its intercollegiate athletic events.
"Fresno State is considering the sale of alcohol at some of its athletic venues, but will exercise operational discretion within each venue as appropriate,” says Fresno State Vice President for Administration/Interim CFO Deborah Adishian-Astone.
She says the university is also working to develop a campus policy within the next few weeks that will include specific requirements including a proposed operational plan for implementation this fall.
The 23 CSU campuses have been banned from allowing alcohol sales at athletic events since 2006. It was prompted by the behavior of drunken fans.
Fresno State’s first home game this fall will be September 10 when it hosts Nevada. Last year the Bulldogs lost to Nevada 27-22.