The alcohol ban at Husker athletic events has been lifted

But this doesn't mean beer and liquor will automatically be sold at your favorite competitions

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — With a unanimous vote, The University of Nebraska Board of Regents lifted the alcohol ban at Husker athletic events that’s been in place since 1999.

This gives President Ted Carter and campus chancellors authority to sell beer and liquor down the line.  But that means you won’t automatically be able to grab your favorite brew at the next game at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

President Carter already made it clear that sales of beer at Memorial Stadium will not happen this fall, with officials saying earlier this week that there’s no specific timetable right now.

Chris Wagner of Executive Director of Project ExtraMile voiced his concerns regarding how the policy could have potential detrimental effects.

“While you may see growth in revenues, you will also see growth in binge drinking, underage drinking, and in alcohol related crashes,” said Wagner.

Rob Schaffer of District 5 voiced the obligations students and fans alike have to uphold for themselves.

“The University really has a tendency to sometimes overregulate and I’m a strong believer in treating adults like adults and let them make their own decisions.”







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