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Some Can Drink -- For the Right Price

Posted June 26, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— There's not supposed to be alcohol at North Carolina State University athletic events -- but if you pay enough you can drink.

The building manager for Raleigh's new arena has decided vendors can sell alcohol, but only to those seated in luxury sky boxes and party suites.

Officials with the Carolina Hurricanes are managing the arena and leasing its suites.

They say they can't tell sky box holders that alcohol is off-limits in their private rooms, especially when sky boxes go for more than $100,000 a year.