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Michigan Legislature has proposed bills aimed at allowing MSU, UM to serve alcohol at sporting events

Posted at 5:31 PM, Jul 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 17:31:35-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University and University of Michigan are outliers when it comes to Big Ten stadiums – you can’t get a drink while enjoying the action. But, proposed bipartisan bills in the state Legislature could change that.

A set of House and Senate bills would allow the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to issue liquor licenses to university basketball, football and hockey stadiums.

There would be restrictions like cutting off alcohol sales before and after sporting matches.

Data shows that actually allowing safe consumption at sporting events could reduce the amount of binge drinking that happens outside of those stadiums.

The bills have been referred to the House and Senate Regulatory Reform committees.

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