Penn State will begin selling beer to the general Beaver Stadium crowd for the first time at Saturday's home game against Northwestern.
The Penn State Board of Trustees approved expanded beer sales during its meeting last week. Alcohol has been sold in the stadium since 2016 but only in the club and suites areas. Beer also is sold in the Pegula Ice Arena.
Beaver Stadium alcohol sales will conclude at the end of the third quarter, and all purchases will be cashless. No more than two beers can be purchased at one time. There will be five brand options available in 16-ounce aluminum cans with domestic beers at $10 each; specialty options are $12.
Penn State officials have said that revenue from alcohol sales will be “utilized on deferred maintenance projects at Beaver Stadium.”
Starting Saturday, beer will be sold at separate vendor locations throughout the stadium, though not in the areas near the student section.
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Penn State will be the ninth Big Ten program, and will join approximately half of Power Five schools, in selling alcohol in public areas at football games.
The Nittany Lions and Northwestern are scheduled to kick off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The game will be televised by ESPN.
Frank Bodani covers Penn State football for the York Daily Record and USA Today Network. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @YDRPennState.
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