Georgia decides not to sell alcohol in general seating at athletic venues

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Georgia announced Tuesday that the university will not sell alcoholic beverages in the general seating areas of athletics venues for the next academic year.

“After consideration of the many facets involved with the Southeastern Conference’s revised alcohol policy, the Athletic Association has made the decision to maintain, at this time, the current UGA policy which prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages in non-premium seating areas of our athletics facilities,” UGA athletic director Greg McGarity said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “However, we will conduct an annual review of this policy to determine if any modifications may be needed in the future.”

On May 31, the SEC revised its policy regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages at athletic events, giving each school the right to determine whether it would sell alcohol at sporting events, and how it would do so.

UGA will allow the sale of alcohol in certain portions of Sanford Stadium that require large financial contributions to the athletic department.