AUSTIN (KXAN) — After years of discussion, Longhorn fans can now enjoy games at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium with an alcoholic beverage.
Beers will cost between $8 and $10 and fans can choose between Miller Lite, Crispin and more. Alcohol sales will stop at the beginning of the 4th Quarter, even if you are still waiting in line.
The food court at the stadium has also been re-vamped. In addition to a beer, football fans can now buy Torchy’s Tacos.
“I think the biggest challenge is that you have so much space to cover to make sure you have the right coverage, the right management , that people are trained they understand the safety aspects, the policies involved with serving alcohol and that everyone has a great game day experience,” says Jim Fjelstul, senior vice president of Sodexo.
At last year’s home opener against North Texas, thieves pretending to be a nonprofit worked the concession stands at a University of Texas football game and pocketed the money. They said they were with the nonprofit groups “Little Key’s Kids” and “We’re Helping Paws.” The thieves got away with around $20,000.
Fjelstul says they have a new management team working with the volunteers this year to make sure a similar crime doesn’t happen this season.