Friday July 11th, 2014

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said he will not approve beer and wine sales at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium this season.

After not selling alcohol at sporting events, beer was allowed to be sold for one women’s and one men’s basketball game this season. Cigarroa says there were no problems with alcohol sales at those games.

“Not going there,” Cigarroa said to the Austin American-Statesman. "I mean, we’re not going to do it this year.

“(UT President) Bill Powers and I agreed that we really needed more of an experience of selling beer and wine at our basketball games, baseball and track and field.” 

Cigarroa said he wants to look into the situation further before he decides if he will allow alcohol to be sold at the stadium. Texas' first home game is Aug. 30 against North Texas.

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"I wanted to make sure that we had more data and that we weren’t rushed into it so much," Cigarroa said. "So we elected to postpone that action this year and revisit it this year.”

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