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Alcohol Back at Long Beach State Sporting Events


In the biggest news for Long Beach State athletics since probably the opening of the Walter Pyramid in 1994, fans will once again be able to purchase alcoholic beverages at on-campus sporting events.

Are you kidding me?!

The Walter Pyramid is, without question, my favorite place on the entire planet and has just been solidified as the eighth wonder of the world. Long Beach State athletic director Andy Fee is making a strong case for Athletic Director of the Year (if that even exists) since he came over from the school up the 101 freeway that shall not be named.

Think about all the times the 49ers have been in a close game at halftime with Big West rivals UC Irvine or Cal State Foolerton and you think to yourself, “I wish I had a nice Coors Light or Pyramid Hefeweisen to ease the nerves.” That hasn’t been able to happen since alcoholic beverages were banned at on-campus venues in 2005. Well that time is over my friends.

Starting on Friday, October 27, when the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team hosts UC Davis in a conference clash, sales will commence at both concession stands within the Walter Pyramid. Don’t miss this glorious night. Be able to tell your friends you were there during this epic moment in Long Beach State history.

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There have been countless times where I’ve been pregaming at local watering holes like EJ Malloy’s or Naples Rib Company and I miss the first little parts of games because “I just need one more beer.” Now that “one more beer” can be had at the game! Unbelievable.

And will it help with recruiting for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball? Well…ABSOLUTELY!

The Walter Pyramid will be louder than ever now. And what about those huge rivalry games the Big West infamously schedules during Winter Break? No more excuses for a half-full venue. A warm basketball game with a cozy Sam Adams seasonal is the best ticket in town during those harsh sub-75 degree Long Beach winter evenings.

Discussions are also ongoing about the possibility of alcohol sales at other venues on campus such as the LBSU Softball Complex, George Allen Field, the Ken Lindgren Aquatics Complex, and the Jack Rose Track…Heck, if the Rhodes Tennis Center starts selling alcohol I’ll be the biggest Long Beach State tennis fan in the city!

Ain’t no time finer to be a 49er. Go Beach!

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