There are a few major changes coming to a college stadium near you!
Earlier this week, Oklahoma State moved to introduce a food court as well as ‘cool zones’ to Boone Pickens Stadium. With the addition, earlier parking times are scheduled before games to increase the time allotted for tailgating. These are commitments that should pay dividends in terms of fan enjoyment. However, it’s not the biggest piece of news coming out of O-State this afternoon.
Ahead of the upcoming season, the Cowboys announced the decision to begin selling alcohol during collegiate football contests. Previously, the university sold alcoholic beverages only to private suites as well as at the club level. Now, in an attempt to improve the fan experience, beer will be available stadium wide next to current concession stands.
Yet, the university also plans to implement a no-re-entry policy — something already instated at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Chief of Police Leon Jones hopes the new policies will incite, “a decrease in overall consumption and overuse of alcohol in and around [the] venue” as he told NewsOK’s Nathan Ruiz.