SEC Discuss Lifting Stadium-Wide Alcohol Bans

n an interview with WJOX this week, Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said that ongoing discussions to change conference policy about alcohol sales stadium-wide are still being discussed and could be on the docket for spring meetings once again in Destin this year.

“I know there are some schools pushing for basically the autonomy for you as a university to decide what you want to do rather than have it be what you do collectively as a league,” Byrne said. “Right now, it’s a league practice. You can allow alcohol in some of your premium areas but that’s about it. But I know there are some institutions that would like to say, ‘Hey, let it be our decision for what we do.’”

The SEC currently allows alcohol sales in premium seating areas like suites, as most conferences do, but is far more restrictive when it comes to general seating areas elsewhere in a school venue.