(WAFB / WVLT) – The Southeastern Conference, the university presidents and the chancellors voted on May 31 to lift the league's policy against alcohol sales throughout the stadium.
The vote was held on the last day of the SEC spring meeting in Destin, Florida. Universities can now freely choose whether or not they would like to sell alcohol in stadiums.
The University of Tennessee issued an official statement on the measure saying:
"The SEC has voted to allow the sale of alcohol at sporting events, with certain conditions, in case a university decides to do so UT supports the vote We believe that individual colleges in the SEC should have the autonomy to make the best decisions for its campuses as it relates to the sale of alcohol at sporting events.
"UT is evaluating the best course of action for our campus, including reviewing the necessary procedures and processes, to determine if and when we will begin the sale of alcoholic beverages at sporting events.
"UT is moving separately from this vote by the SEC to develop the policy and infrastructure to sell alcohol responsibly at non-sporting events, such as concerts, in accordance with state law."
According to Commissioner Greg Sankey, the new policy will go into effect on August 1.