U-M asking for liquor license for Classic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- If you’re headed to Michigan Stadium on New Year’s Day for the Winter Classic, you might have something available to you which isn’t usually sold inside the stadium.


The University of Michigan is asking its Board of Regents to approve an application for a “Class C License and Catering Permit,” which would allow the stadium to sell liquor during the Classic, which will be between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1, 2014.

The Board of Regents meeting is scheduled for Thursday.

The school does not have a liquor license for football games held at the stadium each fall.

NOTE: The Michigan athletic department is also asking for $13.5 million for a new field hockey stadium and a new “team center” for the team during Thursday’s meeting.