Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Beer Coming to JSU Games

Jackson State University announced several game-day "enhancements" on its website:


The Jackson State Division of Athletics, in partnership with Capital City Beverages and MillerCoors, announced today an extensive list of fan-friendly experience improvements at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium this fall.

"We are very excited to offer these new initiatives to our fan base and improve the game-day experience at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium," said JSU Vice President & Director of Athletics, Ashley Robinson. "We are thrilled to partner with Capital City Beverages and MillerCoors to offer a better and safer game day for our visitors on game days."

Halftime Fun!

At halftime of each home, two randomly selected JSU students will compete in a $500 game for education. Capital City Beverages and MillerCoors will present $500 in tuition assistance to the winner.

Responsibility Campaign

MillerCoors has a national agreement with Uber.

The responsibility campaign has provided over 18,000 rides across the country since it was activated in 2018. Fans will be able to take advantage of this service and return home safely.

Beer Sales – Coming October 5

For the first time, beginning with the Oct. 5 home contest against Grambling State, fans 21 and older, with a valid government-issued ID, will be able to purchase beer at several locations within the stadium. Sales of beer will be available until the end of the third quarter of each home game beginning with the home opener.

Single Game Tickets on Sale

Jackson State's home opener is October 5 versus rival Grambling State. Tickets can be purchased at the Jackson State Ticket Office, Ticketmaster or call 601-979-2420.

Now, JSU, would you please enhance the stadium by opening it back up to runners during the week?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What could possibly go wrong?

Anonymous said...

I don't see a problem with this......NOT

Anonymous said...

snide comments....because Ole Miss and MSU fans handle alcohol so well.

Anonymous said...

USM fans and Alumni can handle bong hits much better than any SEC student section.

Anyway, I'm glad JSU is on the band wagon !

BTW 5:27, beer sales ain't happening at the MSU Stadium anytime soon.

They are in a legal battle with PETA over the real lil' bulldog getting bumped into by a player last weekend.






Anonymous said...

At the USM game last week, the line was never more than 7 or 8 people for beer. Its a non-event and kudos to them for ramming it through.

Anonymous said...

JSU last week lost to a Divison II doormat and they have the nerve to charge about $30 bucks for a ticket. They ought to give free beer to anyone willing to watch their sorry excuse for football.

Anonymous said...

Great! Best time I ever had was at a beer bust in Baton Rouge a few years back. Things were so wet and wild a damn LSU football game broke out. What a bonus! Hot Damn!

Anonymous said...

Oh, so there is not enough crap going on in Jackson, already? 🤦‍♀️

Anonymous said...

I was waiting for the comments

JSU alum that has attended MSU, Ole Miss, and LSU games.

Let me say this - JSU games are waaaaaaaaaaaay more laxed than ANY SEC game, so yeah - beer sales will not be a problem - because in my 20+ years of attending SWAC games, fights are a rarity.

Now Mississippi State and Ole Miss games - now that's where football and beer do not mix!

Went to the Mississippi State vs. Southern Miss game a couple of years ago, there was a fight breaking out damn near every 20 minutes. Sheer comedy.

Kudos to JSU stepping into the 21st century with beer sales.

Anonymous said...

We went to a State/LSU game a few years back in Baton Rouge. When we drove up to our hotel, much to our chagrin, we discovered it was the team headquarters for JSU who was playing Southern that same weekend. We started to leave but decided to stay. I've been to Baton Rouge for many LSU games even when my team (State) wasn't playing to visit old friends from south Louisiana. I can say without qualifying this one bit that the JSU crowd (fans and team) were the classiest and nicest group we've ever been around down there (with Auburn being the worst). I've never attended one of their home games but the folks that travel with the team represent JSU wonderfully.

Anonymous said...

it will be a REAL news day when Mississippi College starts selling beer at their games...

Anonymous said...

Used to sell drinks at memorial stadium. JSU fans were by far the most polite and orderly fan base.
They had the best half time entertainment meaning fans stayed in their seats and bought more drinks.

Anonymous said...

They simply realize that outlawing beer sales is a moot point since outside the stadium but on stadium property thousands of tailgaters will booze it up at will. At least this way the university makes a few much needed bucks. And maybe more of the tailgate crowd will actually buy a ticket and come into the stadium. Many don't.

More Ripple, Please.. said...

JSU games are 'way more relaxed' because half the fans stay in the parking lot huddled around the barrel grill drinking wine. Not that there anything wrong with that. It keeps them off the streets.

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