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UA spills on beer policy

If you're planning on drinking beer during Homecoming this weekend, there are a few rules you need to know.


Most importantly: If you want to drink beer, you need to go to one of six beer stations run by the Arizona Alumni Association, organizers said.

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""(The rule's) more stringent than what it used to be,"" said Alumni Association president Christopher Vlahos. ""Student organizations could no longer be in charge of selling their own alcohol. Alcohol will still be sold on campus but you have to buy it from the Alumni Association.""


The policy was changed after the State Liquor Board said the high amount of underage drinking was unacceptable, Vlahos said.


University of Arizona Police Department Sgt. Juan Alvarez said that, because of the new policy, underage drinking hasn't been a problem at events like homecoming.


""It hasn't been a problem because generally they designate an area on the Mall for people,"" Alvarez said. ""If they want to drink they have to present ID and get a band, so it's controlled in that respect other than normal tailgate procedures.


If you're planning on buying beer, here's what you need to know:



— Bringing alcohol into

         the event isn't allowed.

— Beer tickets, or tabs,

          can be purchased

          at the event at six

          beer stations marked

          with red balloons

          between 9 a.m.

          and 1 p.m.

— Each beer ticket

          costs $4.

— You will need to show

         a valid driver's license

         to get a hand-stamp

          and a wristband.

— You are only allowed

          one beer at a time

          and two beers

          during the first

          two hours.

— Two additional beers are

          allowed after

          11 a.m.

— The last beers will be

          served at 1:15 p.m.

— Refunds aren't available

          for unused tickets.


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