Chancellor: No alcohol sales at UT football games

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Beer and wine will not be coming to University of Texas football games this fall for the general public, according to UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.

Cigarroa told reporters Thursday after a Board of Regents meeting that he would not authorize the alcohol sales at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, saying it needs more review.

In late February, the university started selling beer and wine for basketball, baseball and softball games.

At the time, Athletics Director Steve Patterson said they would look into “expanding it for other sports events next fall provided the outcome of the trial is positive.”

Alcohol sales are allowed at 29 universities across the country in general seating, including at UT campuses in San Antonio, Arlington and El Paso. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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