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Duke Athletics weighing expansion of alcohol sales at Cameron Indoor Stadium

The Cameron Crazies may have another reason to cheer soon.
The Cameron Crazies may have another reason to cheer soon.

Five months after the North Carolina government approved the sale of alcohol at state schools' sporting events, Duke seems to be moving forward with expanding its own beer and wine policy.

The Athletic Council sent a survey outlining potential alcohol policy changes at Cameron Indoor Stadium Wednesday, in an email obtained by The Chronicle. The alcohol sold would be beer and wine, sold for $7-8 per beverage at home basketball games.


As referenced in the Athletic Council's email, beer and wine are already sold at Club Blue Devil, located in the Duke basketball Hall of Fame, for $8 per drink. This closely mirrors the current alcohol policy at Duke football's Wallace Wade Stadium, where beer and wine can only be purchased in certain suites.

Though Duke Athletics is showing interest in expanding alcohol sales, it's still in an exploratory stage.

"On the topic of alcohol sales at Duke Athletics events, we are continuing to gather information on the issue," Art Chase, senior associate director of athletics/external affairs, wrote in an email to The Chronicle. 

Potential guidelines on how beer and wine will be sold in Cameron Indoor Stadium may mirror those of the Blue Devils' rivals down Tobacco Road. 2019 marked the first season that North Carolina allowed the purchase of alcohol at home football games with strict specifications: only one drink per purchase and no beer and wine in the student section.

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