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.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com