May 16th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The decision is not in Bill Beekman’s hands. But the new Michigan State athletic director sees what is going on around the Big Ten. Rutgers, Illinois and Indiana all announced this year that they plan to sell beer and wine at football games. That makes seven of the 14 conference schools to do so. MSU is not planning to do that, in part Beekman said because state law prohibits alcohol sales at Spartan Stadium and Michigan Stadium during college sporting events. MSU sells beer and alcohol to donors in its suites, but it can do so because that tower on the west side of the stadium is not physically attached to Spartan Stadium. “We do sell it in the suites and to a limited number of folks. I think more and more of the conference is going there,” Beekman said Tuesday at the Big Ten athletic director meetings in Rosemont, Illinois. “It’s becoming more common. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen in some venue at some point. I’m not sure our starting point would be football.” -Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press. Read More.

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