Time to crack open a cold one.
Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law on Wednesday allowing legal beer and wine sales at sporting events throughout the UNC system. Should the Board of Trustees vote in favor of the law, the purchase of certain forms of alcohol will be legal at UNC-Chapel Hill sporting events.
Other schools that will be affected by the law include N.C. State University, East Carolina University, Appalachian State University, N.C. Central University, N.C. A&T, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Asheville and Western Carolina University.
Previously, alcohol sales at Kenan Memorial Stadium were limited to high-end booster club donors. Now, according to athletic director Bubba Cunningham, UNC-Chapel Hill will look into different avenues of alcohol sale.
“Since the bill was introduced, we have been having conversations and exploring opportunities related to selling alcohol in our stadiums,” athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement to the News & Observer. “Our Trustees support this effort, and now that the bill has been signed, our game management staff and concession partner will soon make a presentation to me about the different scenarios involved in such sales, and I will consult with University leadership about the best path forward.”