Texas A&M is ready to fully embrace alcohol during football games this fall.
The university issued a release on Thursday that revealed the Aggies plan to open up alcohol sales to the general public following the league’s decision to allow such activity at sporting events coming out of the SEC spring meetings in Sandestin, Fla. in late May.
As if Kyle Field was not already rowdy enough, right?
The 102,733 seat venue located in College Station will serve a variety of domestic and imported beers to the general public through the end of the third quarter during a seven-game home schedule in 2019.
“This is another way we are enhancing the amenities at Kyle Field,” Interim Director of Athletics R.C. Slocum said via official university release. “We are extending the availability of alcohol beyond the premium areas which have had this option for many years. Fans, 21 and older, will have the option to purchase alcohol, regardless of seating area.”
Previously, alcohol was only available in segmented areas of SEC venues such as luxury boxes and/or areas where large donations were required for admittance.
Now, fans who purchase a ticket anywhere in the building will be able to partake in consumption of these beverages, which will be sold in designated areas with a limit on the amount of drinks which can be purchased per transaction. There will not be a “beer man” delivering these drinks to the seats.
As a result of the wide-ranged alcohol availability, Texas A&M has committed to comply with the league’s “alcohol management expectations.”
The Aggies will be the first SEC program to debut such a policy within the confines of their home stadium when they open the season against Texas State on Thursday, Aug. 29. Florida will play Miami on Saturday, Aug. 24, but that will be held at a neutral site in Orlando, Fla.
Cover photo via Texas A&M Athletics’ YouTube account.