Tarleton State to sell beer and wine at spring football game


Courtesy of Tarleton State University Marketing & Communications

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — As a test to improve the experience for its Texas fans, Tarleton State University will be selling beer and wine during its spring football game on April 23 at Memorial Stadium. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission issued a one-day permit.

If the university receives a full two-year TABC license, fans 21 and older with ID will be able to purchase beer and wine at NCAA-sponsored sports competitions where concessions are sold.

Sodexo will partner with Tarleton Athletics and the University Police Department to train concession employees to verify identity and prevent sales to minors. Sodexo is the university’s catering partner.

“This is a long overdue addition for Tarleton Athletics,” said Tanner Smith, Chief Executive of Sodexo. “It took a lot of time and effort from many partners on and off campus. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s support.”

Residents of Erath County voted in November to allow the sale of alcohol at locations other than grocery stores and restaurants designated as private clubs.

The spring football game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, and tailgate lots will open at 9 a.m. Entrance to the game will be free.

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