Arizona State will begin to ban kegs outside Sun Devil Stadium beginning with the 2014 season, the university announced on Thursday.
The keg ban was recommended to the Arizona Board of Regents, which governs all three state universities, in May by a "student safety task force" which ABOR developed in 2013.
Northern Arizona and the University of Arizona already have keg bans in place, as do many other schools around the country so this isn't a groundbreaking development. Here is the official wording of the ban from the Arizona State press release:
For safety concerns, ASU and Sun Devil Athletics also will not permit the use of apparatuses or engaging in activities that encourage reckless consumption of alcoholic beverages, including but not limited to the use of beer bongs and participating in drinking games.
Liquor is still banned and alcohol is not allowed inside Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State police will work with the City of Tempe police department to enforce the ban.
"We believe these changes will enhance the game day experience and ensure a higher standard of safety," Jim Rund, senior vice president for Educational Outreach and Student Services said in a statement.
Season ticket holder parking lots will still open five hours before kickoff and all others will open 3.5 hours before the start of the game.
"The safety of Sun Devil Nation and the guests who visit Sun Devil Stadium is a primary concern," Ray Anderson, vice president for University Athletics said in a statement. "Tailgating is one of the great traditions of football, but we are encouraging our fans and visitors to act responsibly on game day. There is a lot of fun to be had at a Sun Devil football game, especially on the field."
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