Liberty Bowl to sell beer at Tiger home games

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) -   The city of Memphis will sell beer at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium for all Memphis Tiger football games, officials said Monday.

City leaders say the Liberty Bowl is operating at a deficit of more than $250,000, and beer sales could in an estimated $200,000.

But there will be restrictions on how beer will be sold to the public.

"We won't have a beer stand in the student section," Memphis CAO Jack Sammons said. "We'll take every proactive step we can to ensure that anybody under age won't be buying beer. State law requires us to take an ID of anyone who purchases beer."

In the past, beer has been sold at the stadium during the Southern Heritage Classic and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.  During Tiger football games, officials plan to stop selling beer at the start of the third quarter.

We'll have much more on this story tonight on Action News 5 at 5pm and 6pm.

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