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UNC might sell beer at Kenan's luxury suites

Posted December 6, 2009

— A planned expansion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan Stadium might include the sell of beer and wine.

The $80 million project will add 3,000 seats in club level boxes and private suites.

UNC Athletic Director Dick Baddour said Sunday that the university is considering selling beer and wine in the new seating areas. The beer-and-wine idea is geared toward attracting more corporate sponsors and wealthy alums to the private areas.

General and student seating would remain alcohol free.

Baddour said the idea is just up for discussion at the moment.


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  • OrdinaryCitizen Dec 8, 2009

    I like the idea. If you want to drink in the lower seats then airplane bottles work and its cheaper. No big deal.

  • djcgriffin Dec 8, 2009

    Maybe I'm a little confused. So they will only sell beer and wine in the luxury suites but not in the student section, but what about the rest of the stadium? Because I hold season tickets and I would love wine during the game too :)

  • bulbous Dec 7, 2009

    "They should seat people based on their income level - that way real folks wouldn't risk having to sit near the kind of people who would think this up..."

    Then you would have to start busing the lower income people in with the higher income so that the richer people could experience how the poorer fans cheer louder. They would then be better people for having heard the poorer people.

  • richard14 Dec 7, 2009

    I have only been to one game at Kenan Stadium ever (the food was surprisingly OK). Considering how many "li'l bottles" of booze I saw in the trash cans, I'm betting that UNC could pay for those ripoff-outrageous ticket prices at Memorial Hall by selling alcohol as they are obviously not keeping it out of the park. As for booze in the new boxes, administration wants a good show for the press and state, but it seems sadly true that the rich folks get what they want most of the time to the exclusion of the general population (we were able to stop the airport...).

  • teacher-mom Dec 7, 2009

    This is not right. What is fair for one at any facility is fair for all. I also agree that the drinking age should be reduced to 18. It was stupid to begin with.

  • haggis basher Dec 7, 2009

    They are also going to need a drink after State 4-peats them there next year :P

  • haggis basher Dec 7, 2009

    If you can by a beer at a Canes or Bulls game why not College football game. We should stop pretending that under 21s are not drinking and just reduce age to 18....if you are old enough to Marry, Join the armed forces, go to college, drive etc you are old enough to be able to buy a drink and learn to drink responsibly. In The UK the age limit is 18 and I avoided drinking myself to death......

    Are there any stats that show the 21 age limit is doing any good at all?

  • shortcake53 Dec 7, 2009

    So being wealthy enough for the "good seats" wont make you a hazzard on the road after drinking during the entire game?? What kind of logic is that??? The wealthy alumni can get just as smashed as a college kid, then get on the road to head home with the rest of us.

  • trainloadr Dec 7, 2009

    This is a way for folks to finally enjoy being at the game.