LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva is in favor of serving libations in Tiger Stadium as a means to generate revenue by selling alcohol to fans. SEC policy allows for the sale of alcohol in premium seating areas, but LSU and some other schools want to sell alcohol everywhere in their stadiums, raising the question of school autonomy versus conference policy. This policy can be changed through a majority vote of the 14 conference presidents and chancellors, which may happen at the SEC’s spring meetings next month.
It is unclear that the majority of SEC school leaders currently hold that position. The NCAA is to vote soon on whether to allow alcohol at certain championship events in a pilot program (this was done at the College World Series using a waiver). Do not be shocked if a happy medium becomes the solution, and schools that want to serve alcohol will be able to, but the schools that want to abstain keep their sporting events dry in non-premium areas.