ST. CLOUD -- You may soon be able to buy a cold beer at a St. Cloud State University hockey game. The school is asking the city of St. Cloud for temporary liquor licenses to sell beer at two upcoming men's games.

SCSU Athletic Director Heather Weems says they've experimented with beer sales at football games and want to try it during hockey games. She says they have also sold alcohol at other events like alumni engagements, rental events and private parties.

Weems says the goal is to improve the fan experience and add additional revenue for the university.  If it's successful, she says it could help attract other sponsored events like concerts and theatre performances.

If approved, you'll be able to buy beer at the January 1st game against Arizona State University and during the February 27th game against the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Beer would be available at two locations in the Herb Brooks National Center until the start of the third period. Wine would also be available in the suite level but no hard liquor would be sold.  Wine would not be sold on the concourse level.

Weems says their vendor has trained staff to sell alcohol and extra security would be on hand for those games.

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