Beer, wine added to the menu for Toledo Rockets fans
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:11:00 GMT —
Rockets fans will be throwing back some cold ones when football season gets under way this Fall, thanks to a newly-granted liquor license.
According to the Toledo Blade, the University of Toledo has been issued a permit to sell alcohol on campus, allowing them to sell beer and wine to fans inside the Glass Bowl and Savage Arena. The school proposed the license in May.
UT President Dr. Lloyd Jacobs says that a decrease in state funding is forcing his institution to slash $17 million in spending. Over a dozen colleges within the university have seen their budgets slashed from the previous academic year. The addition of alcohol sales at on-campus athletic events could be an additional revenue stream for the university, according to Athletic Director Mike O'Brien.
Beer and wine will be available to Rockets fans 21-years and older beginning with the Fall 2013 football season.
Toledo's fellow Mid-American Conference schools Bowling Green, Akron and Kent State are already offering adult beverages at stadium concession stands.
The Glass Bowl becomes the 23rd of 120 major college football stadiums; however eleven of those stadiums are located off-campus.