"We can try to do it this year,'' Luck said. "I'm not sure if it would be a hard and fast rule, but we could say that in sections whatever, beer consumption is discouraged from those sections. They're family sections.
"I'm not sure we could ban beer, but we'd sort of discourage beer from those sections.''
Wells said the school has not made any decisions about where those family sections might be or even how the issue will be approached, but when the proposal came it went straight to his front burner.
"Right now we're just in the process of studying our options,'' Wells said. "There might be two, three, four, five different ways to do it, but we don't want to impact fans in terms of their seating location if we don't have to. The fans will have to be involved.''
Other pro and college stadiums around the country offer similar family-friendly sections. One cited by Luck was Louisville, which offers no-alcohol sections at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, where not only beer but also liquor is sold.
The majority of those family seat locations at Louisville are located in the upper deck behind the end zone, although there is also a no-alcohol section in the lower-level seats on the visitors' side of the field.
"Louisville, I think, does a very good job of setting aside a family area where there is no alcohol consumption,'' Luck said. "According to the Louisville folks that's very popular. We'd love to do the same thing.''
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