Michigan Senate approves alcohol sales at university stadiums

As it stands now, 11 of the 14 universities in the Big Ten conference allow alcohol sales, Marlon Lynch, MSU’s vice president and chief safety officer, told a Senate committee this week. The three that don’t are Michigan State University, University of Michigan and the University of Nebraska, he said.

Lynch said his colleagues at other schools didn’t report increases in “alcohol-related issues” after permitting sales.

Fred Schaible, assistant vice president for government relations at Western Michigan, said the legislation simply would give universities an option to sell alcohol at their stadiums. Universities’ leadership would ultimately have to pursue licenses from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

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