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BC may add beer, wine to stadium menu

Boston College fans may soon have more access to beer and wine to celebrate moments like this one, when BC Eagles player Richard Wilson scored a touchdown against the Buffalo Bulls last October.Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff, file

Boston College is considering selling more beer and wine at its football stadium this coming season, a university spokesman confirmed.

Alumni Stadium now limits the libations to 60 boxes, suites and a tent adjacent to the venue. But BC is now looking to sell at concession stands and food vendors in the stadium, spokesman Jack Dunn said.

“We are looking to file an amendment to our entertainment license that would enable us to expand distribution of beer and wine at locations throughout Alumni Stadium this coming season,” Dunn said.

Professional arenas and numerous colleges and universities across the country sell alcohol alongside food at sporting events, although BC has always limited the sale of alcohol to those boxes and suites.

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“More than a third of colleges nationwide sell alcohol during games and it’s never been an issue,” Dunn said.

BC has not yet filed to amend its license with the licensing board of the City of Boston, he said.

Dunn said if they do, the school would consider the move to be part of a “pilot program” exploring the benefits of expanding their current alcohol distribution protocol at the stadium in order to safely “enhance the fan experience.”


Alyssa Meyers can be reached at alyssa.meyers@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @ameyers_.