No alcohol sales at UK Athletics events for 2019-2020 season

Barnhart says this is a decision the school will not revisit annually

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LEXINGTON, KY (WTVQ) – UK Athletics Director has announced the university will NOT allow alcohol sales at any athletic events for the 2019-2020 season.

“After consultation with Dr. Capilouto and our partners on campus including our campus safety officials, we have decided to not have public alcohol sales at any UK Athletics event for the 2019-2020 season. It is our goal as well wan our responsibility to create a safe, secure and positive environment for fans of all ages and from all walks of life.”

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Back in May, the SEC announced they would be lifting the ban on alcohol at SEC events, but the choice to sale alcohol would be left up to each individual university.

As it stands today, there are three schools who will be allowing beer and wine sales at their games; Arkansas, LSU and Texas A&M.

You can find Barnhart’s full statement in the video above.



Many Solid Blue fans had to big questions; first, why are fans in premium suites allowed to buy alcohol, but other fans can’t?

Also, was the possible revenue aspect of alcohol sales ever discussed? Barnhart answers these questions in the video below.