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Basketball Conference Championships...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by undathesea, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. undathesea

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    Here's an odd question: will conference championships sell alcohol at their venues?

    We're going to the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament at the Barclay's Center in NY and don't know if they'll be selling alcohol there or not. I believe at NCAA sponsored events it's a no-go, but I'm not sure if conference play at a neutral venue is a part of that restriction. Does anyone here know for sure?

    I might want to sneak in some airplane bottle if they don't. :)
     
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    The decision is up to the individual school. Lots of schools are now selling beer for football games.
    For conference basketball tournaments, I will bet that ALL venues serve alcohol.
     
  3. undathesea

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    I'm pretty sure they will... it's the NCAA restriction that has me confused. Thanks.
     
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    I don't think there is an NCAA restriction anymore.
     
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    Edit:
    For National Championships, it's a no-no. Otherwise the choice can be made by the school/conference.

    Schools and conferences can set guidelines on alcohol sales during sports events, according to Erik Christianson, a spokesman for the Indianapolis-based National Collegiate Athletic Association. Alcohol sales are banned at NCAA championships.
     
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    Not entirely true, they are allowing public alcohol sales at the CWS this year.
     
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    Any time I've been to the final four or sweet16/elite8 there have been no alcohol sales. There is also no sales at the SEC Tournament. Imagine my surprise when I went to it in New Orleans years ago. I believe this is a conference rule so it may be up to the A10.
     
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    The no alcohol this is a scam.. They always have it in the VIP boxes.. And at least at the final four I went to it seemed most people were pretty loaded from the nearby bars and booster/alum parties
     
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    I've done some google'ing and haven't been able to drum up something specific.

    I have some buddies that went down to Verizon Center yesterday for the ACC tournament and they posted a pic on Facebook of them drinking some Bud Lights that I just saw. So, I think there's hope.
     
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    Since this is a Conf trny they will be selling alcohol. This was confirmed via the ticket office. Enjoy the games
     
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