Ole Miss to begin selling alcohol during football games

The SEC revised their alcohol policy earlier this year to allow each member institution the autonomy to decide if they will sell alcoholic beverages during sporting events.

According to Parrish Alford with the Daily Journal, Ole Miss will do just that.

Ole Miss is poised to be the 7th SEC program set to sell alcohol, joining Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vandy. The other programs in the SEC have either not made an announcement or have stated they will not change their policy this season.

The guidelines from the SEC are as follows:

• Alcoholic beverages are to be sold and dispensed only at designated stationary locations;
• Alcoholic beverages may not be sold by vendors within the seating areas;
• Identification check is required at every point of sale to prevent sales to minors;
• Alcoholic beverage sales are limited to beer and wine only (no hard liquor or mixed drinks may be sold in public seating areas);
• Limits must be established on the number of drinks purchased at one time by an individual;
• Alcohol must be dispensed into cups;
• Safe server training and additional training for staff to handle high risk situations is required; and
• Designated stop times for sale and/or distribution of alcohol must be enforced as follows:

  • Football (end of 3rd quarter);
  • Basketball (Men’s—Second half 12-minute TV timeout; Women’s—End of 3rd quarter);
  • Baseball (end of the top of 7th inning);
  • Softball (end of the top of the 5th inning); and
  • Other Sports (At a designated time, no later than when 75% of the event’s regulation length competition is scheduled to be completed).

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