Alcohol and football don’t mix. Allowing sale of alcohol before college football games in Idaho would set the stage for disaster. Fans get stirred up in a positive way for excitement at games. But encouraging sale and drinking of alcohol would convert that excitement into behavior harmful to the buyers, as well to innocent fans around the drinkers.
During my years in varsity athletics in the Big Ten, we found that allowing alcohol in the stadium during games resulted in antagonism and injury for fans. That behavior was cut back when sale of alcohol was stopped even though there was no way of preventing fans from sneaking in their own booze.
Idaho’s State Board of Education should avoid any action that encourages such drinking.
George Beres, Meridian