ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After a season of liquor sales at TCF Bank Stadium, a state lawmaker wants to allow hockey and basketball fans at the University of Minnesota to buy beer and wine.
Rep. Dan Schoen, a Democrat from suburban St. Paul, introduced a bill Thursday that would extend alcohol sales to Mariucci and Williams arenas. The Legislature passed a bill allowing alcohol sales at the Gopher’s football stadium last year. Schoen says the football game alcohol sales proved “Armageddon did not happen” and booze could be monitored.READ MORE: Gov. Walz Secures Federal Support To Expand Antibody Treatment And Vaccination Capacity
Currently, only fans in premium seating can buy alcohol at the arenas where the school’s hockey and basketball teams play.READ MORE: Kim Potter Trial, Dec. 1 Live Updates: 5 More Jurors Seated, For 9 Total
The university pulled in more than $900,000 in liquor sales from seven home games last season. The profits went to the university’s athletic department.MORE NEWS: Former Marshall Principal Files Suit Against District After Alleged Removal Over Pride Flag
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