By Taylor Zavala
Texas State University will start selling beer and wine at Bobcat Ballpark beginning February 12.
Kickoff for the alcohol sales will commence at the start of softball season when the Bobcats will play Abilene Christian University. Baseball fans can expect alcohol sales to begin February 19 where Texas State will be hosting Washington State.
A university spokesperson says the beer and wine selections will be determined by Chartwells but that prices are expected to be $6 for beer and $8 for wine. Alcohol will be served in plastic bottles and not open containers.
The university plans to also limit purchases of alcoholic beverages and will end sales after a certain inning.
UPD Captain Daniel Benitez says the department will be watching out for crimes that are associated with “bringing alcohol onto the venue…so you’re looking for minor in possession, minor in consumption, also DWIs, DUIs… and also any type of physical altercation.”
“We have a lot of things in place that would be considered once we start the baseball and softball season,” added Benitez, “and I think that all of that will work itself out. So we don’t anticipate any issues or any problems.”
Director of Athletics Dr. Larry Teis also released a statement emphasizing that “This is an added service for our fans to enhance their stadium experience. Nearly all Sun Belt Conference universities already sell alcohol at athletic events, as do many Division 1 schools in Texas.”
No information has been released indicating if alcohol sales will take place at other Texas State sporting events.
Featured image by Madison Tyson.