Vote on new Neyland Stadium, Thompson-Boling alcohol policy pushed back

UT considers a tuition hike for a fifth consecutive year. (University of Tennessee)
UT considers a tuition hike for a fifth consecutive year. (University of Tennessee)(WVLT)
Published: Jun. 14, 2019 at 3:46 PM EDT
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The July vote of the Knoxville Beer Board with Aramark Food Services and the University of Tennessee for the consideration of a new alcohol policy on campus has been pushed back.

The meeting on June 18 had Aramark Food Services present their plan for the new alcohol policy on campus.

George Wallace, Board Chairman for the Knoxville Beer Board, told WVLT that if the plan is approved, it can go into effect immediately the following day.

According to Wallace, along with alcohol permits and contracts, Aramark must show they can provide compliance with under-aged drinking and a full-scale plan on how they plan to combat the issue, in Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena

However, the vote was pushed back to allow for Aramark to come up with a more comprehensive compliance plan. The board will meet on the issue in July.

Governor Bill Lee signed a bill back in early April allowing the sale of alcohol in facilities in public universities across the state.

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