Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Grow Murray: Alcohol at CFSB?


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.

7 comments:

  1. Murray has a dry campus, therefore no alcohol will be sold at game. Neither are independent initiates from the university....Murray would have to rewrite their alcohol policy on campus. sad but true.

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  2. I agree. There would definitely need to be an overhaul of the current alcohol policy. There is always a chance however. Murray State athletics almost reached a deal with Budweiser to help fund renovations of the football field, so I think there is some room to maneuver on this issue. I've also heard there are many important faculty that are supportive of the idea. I don't know, we'll see.

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  3. I would say what I have thought about here at WKU. We currently don't sale alcohol at the football stadium. I believe this discourages students that have been tailgating all day to come in the game. Who wand to lose a good buzz? Plus, no telling how much revenue that creates at the game.

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  4. The other question here is will alcohol be allowed in the dorms? It is in some universities (assuming you are 21+)

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  5. Don't look for alcohol to be allowed in the dorms any time soon. The mjority of students living on campus are under 21, and it'd cause a much bigger headache for the housing staffs to police underage drinking. Easiest way is to keep it out of the dorms and I believe it will stay that way.

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  6. I believe it's a Kentucky State law that you can't have alcohol in the dorms. So, that won't be happening because UK, EKU, WKU, NKU, and U of L don't allow it. All those places have been in the 21st Century for years.

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  7. They've all been in the 21st Century even before January 1st, 2000

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