Tennessee to start alcohol sales with BYU game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee is the latest SEC school to say it will sell alcoholic beverages at upcoming home football games.

School officials said alcohol sales will begin with the second home game, Sept. 7 against BYU.

SEC chancellors and school presidents voted in May to give league members the option of selling beer and wine in public areas during sporting events. Tennessee joins Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt in providing alcohol at upcoming football games.

"We remain committed to providing a safe, positive and family-friendly atmosphere in our venues and have measures in place to assure that standard is met," Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer said.

Beer will be sold throughout Neyland Stadium at concession stands and kiosks, excluding areas near the student section. Wine will be sold in the Tennessee Terrace and East and West Clubs.

A maximum of two alcoholic beverages may be purchased per transaction. Alcohol sales will end after the third quarter, and fans won't be allowed to take alcoholic beverages out of the stadium.