Ohio State fans can buy beer, wine at sports arena

Ohio State fans can buy beer, wine at sports arena

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Patrons at basketball games and other sporting events can soon buy alcoholic beverages throughout an Ohio State University arena.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1QiSEDy ) that beer and wine will be available at the Jerome Schottenstein Center to visitors beyond the venue's club level. Fans will be able to get alcoholic drinks in the entry and terrace levels of the arena.

The change will be in place for Ohio State men's and women's basketball games as well as for men's hockey games. The men's basketball team opens its regular season Sunday.

Beer and wine are also being sold as part of a pilot program this year at Ohio Stadium, but only in certain seating areas. Those watching the football games from the stadium's suites and club seats can buy alcoholic beverages.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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