Questions Surround Alcohol Sales at Soccer Games

Questions Surround Alcohol Sales at Soccer Games

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SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Real Salt Lake's owner hasn't decided whether or not he'll sell alcohol at the team's soccer stadium in Sandy.

Dave Checketts says he'll think about the option during the next two years before the 25-thousand-seat stadium opens in 2007.

Real Salt Lake spokesman Trey Fitz-Gerald says, usually, selling beer at sporting events nets a team one dollar more per game attendee. With the second-highest average attendance in Major League Soccer, that's big change.

However, Checketts doesn't want to encourage drunken driving. Although, Fitz-Gerald say it's rare for a professional sports arena NOT to serve alcohol, it's not out of the question.

Checketts could look to other professional league standards about whether to prohibit all sales, cut them off at a certain point during games or allow sales at all times.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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