Beer To Be Sold At Troy Football Games


By Sarah Cantey

 The clock is ticking to the start of college football season. And with it comes beer sales for Troy Trojan fans. 

This is all new starting this season leaving very few schools in the Sunbelt Conference that don't have beer sales. 
Athletic director John Hartwell says this decision comes after somewhat of a trial run with beer at Troy baseball games this past season. He says there weren't any major incidents. 
Fan engagement and revenue are the main factors for beer sales. Hartwell says they could see up to $200,000 in estimated annual additional revenue. 
Matt Taube, a student said, "For the overall atmosphere of the game people will have more fun, it's something else you can do. Of course it's got it's negatives like anything else of course you have someone getting drunk and getting thrown out of the game. But other than that ya know."
Hartwell said, "It is really no different if you go to a restaurant in town and certainly I take my kids to a restaurant in town and people sitting in the booth next to us may have a cold adult beverage and people aren't acting crazy so we will certainly monitor it."
Sales will end after the third quarter. Troy's fan day is tomorrow, but beer sales wont start until the home opener against Duke on September 6th. 
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