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Georgia Tech to sell alcohol at baseball games, will 'explore' expanding to other sports

Georgia Tech approved a pilot program to sell alcoholic beverages at Georgia Tech athletics events, starting with baseball.

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech baseball fans wanting to have a beer while watching the game will no longer have to sit outside the stadium on the outfield wall. 

Georgia Tech approved a pilot program to sell alcoholic beverages at Georgia Tech athletics events, starting with baseball.

The pilot program will launch with beer sales during 2020 Georgia Tech baseball home games, beginning with the Yellow Jackets’ contest versus Virginia Tech on Friday at Russ Chandler Stadium.

No word on football, yet. 

The program, they say, allows Georgia Tech to study its athletics concessions and event operations with the introduction of alcohol sales during game day events.

They said they are following several procedures, including educating fans.

These procedures, according to the release, include:

  • per Georgia law, guests must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages and a valid ID is required for purchase;
  • a transaction limit of two beverages purchased at one time per person;
  • identification check is required at every point of sale;
  • alcoholic beverages will be sold and dispensed by concession partners at designated locations only (at Russ Chandler Stadium, designated locations will include the main concession stand located on the third-base side of the upper concourse);
  • sales will begin when gates open (90 minutes prior to first pitch);
  • guests may not leave the stadium with an alcoholic beverage container;
  • alcohol sales will end at the end of the seventh inning of all games.

After the pilot program concludes, Georgia Tech will explore extending alcohol sales to additional athletics venues beginning in 2020-21.

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