Elon Athletics To Launch Alcohol Sales Pilot Program at Basketball

Posted by Press Release on January 7, 2020 at 4:44 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – Elon University Athletics will begin a pilot program for alcohol sales at Schar Center during select basketball games throughout the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Starting Thursday, Jan. 9, with the men’s basketball game against College of Charleston, beer and wine will be sold at all remaining Thursday night home men’s games and Friday night home women’s games.

Fans will be able to purchase beer and wine on the west side of the Schar Center concourse. To purchase beverages, fans must produce a valid photo ID to obtain a wristband that must be displayed at all times. Fans will be able to purchase up to two beverages at the kiosk.

Sales will begin when gates open 60 minutes before tipoff and conclude at the eight-minute mark of the second half for men’s games and the start of the fourth quarter for women’s games. All patrons purchasing and consuming alcohol must be 21 years old and produce a valid photo ID to purchase alcohol. Alcoholic beverages may not be carried outside of Schar Center.

Elon and concession partner Harvest Table Culinary will incorporate industry leading alcohol safety standards. All patrons purchasing and consuming alcohol must be 21 years old and produce a valid photo ID to purchase alcohol. Alcohol sales will be limited to a single point of sale which will be managed by individuals trained in safe service. Law enforcement officers and game day staff will be trained to recognize underage drinking and mitigate alcohol-related incidents. Sales and distribution of alcohol will stop with ample time before the conclusion of the event. Schar Center is an approved pickup location for all ride-sharing services, including Uber, Lyft and Elon’s E-Rides program.

Fans who witness inappropriate fan behavior, medical issues or custodial issues are encouraged to notify the nearest Event Staff member.

For a full list of games at which beer will be sold at Schar Center, see the schedule below:
Jan. 9: Men’s Basketball vs. College of Charleston
Jan. 10: Women’s Basketball vs. College of Charleston
Jan. 23: Men’s Basketball vs. Towson
Jan. 24: Women’s Basketball vs. Drexel
Jan. 30: Men’s Basketball vs. Hofstra
Jan. 31: Women’s Basketball vs. William & Mary
Feb. 13: Men’s Basketball vs. Delaware
Feb. 14: Women’s Basketball vs. Hofstra


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