Basketball, Baseball Alcohol Sales Approved

Vanderbilt Athletics expands offering to additional venues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt Athletics is expanding its alcohol sales program to basketball and baseball games for the upcoming season. The move follows the program’s launch during home football games earlier this year and continues Vanderbilt’s efforts to enhance the fan experience.

Vanderbilt is one of a number of schools to begin alcohol sales at athletic events this academic year following the Southeastern Conference’s decision to allow the sale of beer and wine in public areas during college athletic events at the discretion of each SEC institution. Alcohol sales at home basketball and baseball games will be guided by Vanderbilt’s alcohol sales policy, designed to promote responsible consumption and a safe and enjoyable environment for all fans.

A variety of domestic and imported beers will be available for purchase through the venues’ licensed vendor, Spectra, within governing regulations. Alcohol will be served only by trained concessions team members, and in compliance with the SEC’s alcohol management expectations, and state and local regulations governing alcohol sales and consumption.

Fans are encouraged to report any violation of this policy or any unruly behavior by notifying stadium or law enforcement personnel, calling 615.322.4653 or texting 615.308.9330 during game days. Please dial 911 for emergencies.

Vanderbilt Athletics Alcohol Sales Policy

  • All guests must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages. A valid ID is required for purchase.
  • A limit of two beers may be purchased at one time per legal ID.
  • Sales will begin when gates open (two hours prior to the event’s start time).
  • Per Southeastern Conference requirements, sales will end at the 12-minute, second-half timeout of men’s basketball games, at the end of third quarter of women’s basketball games, and at the end of the seventh inning of baseball games.


Where can I purchase beer inside Memorial Gymnasium and Hawkins Field?
Fans can purchase alcohol in the West Lobby, Northeast Dance Studio Mezzanine Levels and at second level concession stands on the north and south ends of Memorial Gymnasium. Alcohol sales will be available at the Home Run Lounge and third base concourse at Hawkins Field.

Can I purchase beer through vendors in seating sections of Memorial Gymnasium and Hawkins Field?
Per conference requirements, alcoholic beverages are to be sold and dispensed only at designated stationary locations. Alcoholic beverages may not be sold by vendors within the seating areas.

Will I have to show my ID every time I purchase alcohol?
Yes. Identification checks are required at every point of sale to prevent sales to minors.

How many alcoholic beverages may I purchase each visit?
A limit of two beers purchased at one time per legal ID.

Will alcohol be available throughout the entire game to purchase?
Per conference requirements, sales will end after the 12-minute, second-half television timeout of men’s basketball games, at the end of the third quarter of women’s basketball games and after the seventh inning of baseball games.