Kansas State fans will have an opportunity to enjoy beer at basketball games this season.
The K-State Athletics department announced Wednesday that it will begin offering sales of beer and wine in all public areas of Bramlage Coliseum during men’s and women’s basketball games during the 2019-20 seasons.
Bramlage Coliseum will become the third K-State athletics venue in which fans can purchase alcohol. K-State has sold beer during baseball games at Tointon Family Stadium since 2013 and at soccer matches at Buser Family Park since the program’s inception in 2016.
“We want to continue to find ways to make the experience for our fans at our events more attractive, and we feel expanding our beer and wine sales to Bramlage for basketball games will do that,” K-State athletics director Gene Taylor said in a statement. “This was a decision that was thoroughly vetted with our staff, campus leaders and our Sodexo, Inc., partners, as well as gathering input from our donors and fanbase, and we look forward to this new addition to our gameday operation.”
To purchase alcohol at Bramlage, fans must be at least 21 years of age and present a valid state ID or driver’s license. Sodexo personnel then will verify the buyer’s age and provide a wristband. Fans can purchase up to two drinks per transaction.
Despite Bramlage becoming the newest K-State venue to add alcohol sales in all public spaces, Taylor also stressed that there is no imminent plan to do the same during football games at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The stadium does sell beer and wine at the South Goss Family Tailgate Terrace and club level and private suite areas, but purchase and consumption of alcohol is limited to those areas.
K-State Athletics alcohol sales policy
- Must be 21 years of age and show a valid ID to gain a wristband for purchase.
- A valid wristband must be worn at each time of purchase.
- Only two drinks may be purchased at one time.
- Sales will begin when doors open and close at the 15:00 mark of the second half for men’s games and with 5:00 remaining in the third quarter for women’s games.