State Board Rejects Alcohol Sales At College Football Games

Jun 16, 2016

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The Idaho State Board of Education says ticketed fans will no longer be allowed to purchase alcohol at college football games.

Board members rejected requests on Thursday to continue allowing alcohol sales at Boise State University and University of Idaho football games for the upcoming playing season.

Alcohol sales at football games were tentatively permitted by the board last year. Before, alcohol service was only approved for corporate sponsors and their guests.

However, board members said they no longer wanted to waive the state's current policy — which requires a special invite to buy alcohol at collegiate games.

Only board member David Hill opposed the board's decision.

Hill says that the board's decision will essentially shut down BSU's pre-game function known as "The Huddle," which offered fans food, alcohol and entertainment in lieu of tailgating.