FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is applying for liquor licenses to potentially sell alcohol at Michigan Stadium, Crisler Center and Yost Ice Arena.
The school’s board approved the action item Thursday.
Michigan plans to sell alcohol at basketball and hockey games this upcoming season and to decide at a later date whether to have booze for sale at football games.
Alcohol is available at a vast majority of Power Five college football stadiums.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation last summer that would allow liquor licenses to be issued to sporting venues at public universities.
Whitmer said at the time that the new law would help “reduce the likelihood of binge drinking before games,” while also bringing “in a heck of a lot more revenue.”