Texas Border Business
RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Wednesday an expanded menu of beer and wine will now be served at men’s and women’s basketball and baseball home games starting with the women’s basketball season opener on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Texas Southern at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.
During the aforementioned games, UTRGV’s current licensed concessionaire, Sodexo Campus Dining Services (Sodexo Sports and Leisure), will administer the sale of beer and wine to ticketed patrons of the general public.
Sodexo will be offering beers that include Michelob Ultra, Michelob Ultra Gold, Stella Artois, Crawford, and 5×5 Bombshell. Each 16-ounce beer will cost $8 while refills will cost $5. Sodexo will discount Michelob Ultra and Crawford to $2 per cup on $2 Tuesdays and $3 per cup, along with Bud Light, on Thirsty Thursdays.
Sodexo’s wine offerings include Cayman Jack for $6 with a $5 refill and Electricity Sky Wine Red, Moscato and Pino Grigio for $4 each.
Alcohol sales will begin one hour prior to game time and conclude with 10 minutes remaining in basketball games and at the start of the seventh inning of baseball games. From December through March, alcohol sales will begin an hour and a half prior to the start of basketball games. Credit cards and cash will be accepted.
Sodexo requires a valid state-issued ID of any patron who appears to be under the age of 30. Sodexo will provide a trained staff member to check IDs at the concessions area and provide designated wristbands for patrons who are over 21. Wristbands must be put on at the concessions area. UTRGV Athletics will provide customized wristbands for each game.