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Cal fans, rejoice: You will be able to cheer (or ugly cry) with a drink in your hand this coming football season.
Cal Athletics announced Thursday that starting with the 2019-20 season, fans would be able to purchase beer and wine from eight stands around the stadium.
In order to get your hands on one, you’ll have to first get a wristband indicating you’re over the age of 21 from a separate ID stand. You’ll probably also have to pay a stupid amount for a crappy domestic beer, but you knew that already. (Exact prices haven’t yet been released.)
Alcoholic drinks still won’t be allowed in the stadium’s student section, even for students 21 and older, nor in Section VV, which will be a “designated family seating area.”
“Cal will regularly monitor and evaluate the fan and gameday experience, with beer and wine sales scheduled to end at the beginning of the third quarter (subject to change),” Cal Athletics said in a press release.
Prior to this decision, alcohol was only available for sale and consumption in club spaces, a beer garden at the stadium and Tailgate Town.
A “designated-driver program” will also be implemented to promote responsible alcohol consumption.
Another, less boozy, addition to the stadium was also announced Thursday: metal detectors. Starting this season, you’ll have to pass through them as you enter. The clear bag policy will also continue to be enforced.
This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/collegesports/article/beer-wine-memorial-stadium-cal-football-alcohol-14308246.php.