Oregon State Pleased With First Year Of Alcohol Sales At Reser Stadium
Oregon State sold $714,298 in "alcohol at home football games this season," the first time fans could "buy beer and wine" throughout Reser Stadium, according to Kyle Iboshi of Portland-based KGW-NBC. Alcohol previously was "only served in certain areas" of the stadium. OSU Associate AD (Football)/Athletic Communications Steve Fenk said, "It went about as good as we could have hoped for." Iboshi noted the school still has to "calculate concessions costs before releasing net revenue from alcohol sales." OSU increased the number of "alcohol monitors and security at home football games," and the tightened security resulted in a "slight jump in fan ejections." A total of 192 fans were "kicked out of football games" this past season, with the most common infraction involving fans "who brought outside alcohol into the stadium" (KGW.com, 11/28).