With the recent success of the Grow Murray movement, packaged alcohol sales are now legal and licensed in the city of Murray. Yes, you read that correctly. Murray is now a wet town.
Now the larger question at hand is whether or not this can possibly impact athletics here at Murray State and the surrounding Murray community. There are definitely pros and cons as a result of this new change, but sometimes change is needed.
Could we possibly be seeing alcohol inside the CFSB some time in the near future? Alcohol at football games? Would this heighten or hamper your fan experience at sporting events?
The questions are endless, as are the areas for growth and further opportunity. Extra revenue for Murray State Athletics and Murray State students could be at stake. We’re talking millions of dollars potentially in sales and advertising.
Rising tuition and student loans could perhaps be stalled if some of these ideas take place. Of course there are always conference regulations and university policies to take into consideration, but those can be reformed as well. The Board of Regents would have to vote on the issue before any further action could take place. Other Ohio Valley Conference teams have experimented and implemented alcohol policies with success and we could do the same here in Murray.
One thing is for sure, Murray State University has some thinking to do.