VCU to begin beer sales at men’s and basketball games

Via VCU Ram Athletic Fund release:

“VCU Athletics will introduce beer sales at all home men’s and women’s basketball games as well as select other VCU Athletic events. Spectra will administer all beer sales in accordance with Virginia ABC laws.

“We took a significant amount of time to make the decision to move forward on beer sales,” McLaughlin said. “We took input from many, many areas and spent time discussing the operational opportunities and challenges. Since we don’t have experience in the point-of-sales aspect of selling beer at men’s basketball games, we will evaluate our operations throughout the season and tweak where we see fit.”

Security personnel will implement strict enforcement of ID checks along with a limit on purchases. All Spectra and RMC Events employees will have training in responsible drinking management and intervention procedures. The arena maintains a no re-entry policy and a prohibition on outside alcoholic beverages at all VCU Athletic events.”

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