(LEX 18) – The Southeastern Conference announced that it will lift a stadium-wide alcohol prohibition at sporting events.
The new policy requires that any SEC institution that chooses to allow the sale of alcohol at sporting events establish policies that govern the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages in accordance with the requirements established and agreed by the members of the Conference.
In the past, the SEC's athletic programs were barred from selling alcohol in the public areas of the SEC athletics venues.
The president of the United Kingdom, Eli Capilouto, issued a statement: "The SEC has adopted the right approach to this important issue by referring individual member institutions to make decisions about what is best for the interests of each university, its programs and his followers. Led by Director Barnhart, the United Kingdom will take the next few months to consider this problem. "As always, we will seek to do the right thing for the University, our student athletes and the experience and safety of our fans."