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U. Georgia Will Only Sell Beer and Wine at Football Games to Fans Who Donate 25K

U. Georgia Will Only Sell Beer and Wine at Football Games to Fans Who Donate 25K

“only donors who have agreed to give tens of thousands of dollars will be allowed to drink”

I didn’t think this story was real when I first saw it, but it’s from the Associated Press.

Via Marketwatch:

University of Georgia will only sell alcohol to fans who donate $25K

Some University of Georgia fans will be able to buy beer during football games — but only donors who have agreed to give tens of thousands of dollars will be allowed to drink.

UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that beer and wine will be sold in Sanford Stadium’s premium seating area during the upcoming football season. He says that area will be limited to Magill Society members, who must pledge at least $25,000 to the UGA Athletic Association.

Members won’t be able to view games from there, the only area where drinking is permitted.

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MarketWatch needs better editors. The article states that “beer and wine will be sold in Sanford Stadium’s premium seating area during the upcoming football season” but that “Members won’t be able to view games from there.” So there is a premium seating area (where beer can be purchased), but you can’t view the game from these premium seats. Huh? If I can’t view the game from these premium seats, what’s the point of buying tickets for these seats?

Only in the South!!

    venril in reply to Geologist. | June 3, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    I suspect a PR flack is lying in an attempt to salvage something from this blunder. If it’s premier seating, they can see. And you and I know they’ll be free to drink.

What they mean is that you will be able to purchase beer and wine in the concourse behind the premium seat section from where you cannot see the game. You may then return with your purchase to your premium seat where you can enjoy watching Ga Tech destroy the Dawgs.

And I thought that I drank in fancy sewers.

Cash flow problems at a state flagship now? Bigtime football program losing money?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to artichoke. | June 2, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Gee, golly! Maybe they need to, like, spend the money on, like, classrooms, microscopes, computers, desks, and chairs. And stuff.

    Being serious (who? ME?!?), leave it to a government-run outfit to find a way to lose money on something others use as a money printing press.

Albigensian | June 3, 2019 at 12:54 pm

Expensive beer.

Perhaps they’d raise more money if only $25k+ donors could use the bathrooms?

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