Univ. Of Arizona Applying For Alcohol License At McKale Center For Upcoming Season
Univ. of Arizona AD Dave Heeke said that the school is "hoping to sell beer and wine" at McKale Center for the upcoming basketball season, according to Bruce Pascoe of the ARIZONA DAILY STAR. Heeke said that UA is "applying for a license with the city of Tucson for McKale" during the '17-18 season. Heeke added that UA also is "considering offering alcohol at Arizona Stadium for football games," though there are "no current plans to do so." Pascoe notes UA also "sells alcohol at city-owned and off-campus Hi Corbett Field for baseball games under a license held by the city of Tucson." Heeke said that UA "already holds six liquor licenses, including one for limited service in private areas of Arizona Stadium." He added that the beer and wine would be "sold by a third-party company that will be regulated by the state of Arizona." Heeke said that UA would be posting "public notices of its application at McKale Center and, if approved, said the school would serve beer and wine at an undetermined date this season." Heeke: "We want better food service, better opportunities for food and drink across the entire board. We want to have new environments for people to retreat to and enjoy the game, more than just sitting on that hard, abrasive bench at the 50-yard line and just watching the game. There's more to the experience now, and we want to try to grow that" (ARIZONA DAILY STAR, 10/19).