Lander University to sell beer, wine at 11 baseball games


, WYFF NEWS 4’S PATRICK HUSSION FROM THE DIAMOND ALL NEW AT 6:00.>>SEE SWINGS AND MISSES. THEY DO SO SUCCESSFULLY. THE LANDER BEARCATS HANG ONTO WIN IT 4-2. PATRICK: LANDER UNIVERSITY’S BASEBALL TEAM HAS MADE IT TO THE NCAA DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONSHIPS TWICE IN THE LAST THREE YEARS. WHAT IS ON TAP FOR THIS SEASON? SO THE FANS CAN REALLY FEEL THE EXCITEMENT IN 2017 LANDER’S GOING WHERE OTHER STATE UNIVERSITIES HAVE NOT. BEGINNING BEER AND WINE WILL BE MARCH 3, SOLD AT THE HOME GAMES. ATHLETIC DIRECTOR BRIAN REESE SAYS THE FANS HAVE BEEN LOOKING TO CELEBRATE THEIR SCHOOL SPIRIT.>> WE’RE ONLY SERVING ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS IN THOSE HOME GAMES. WE ARE STAYING AWAY FROM SUNDAY SALE, WHICH WE BELIEVE IN. PATRICK: LANDER WILL REMAIN A DRY CAMPUS, BUT OFF CAMPUS, ACROSS THE STREET AT DOLNY FIELD WELL THAT’S A DIFFERENT , BALLGAME. REESE SAYS THIS IS NOT FOR THE STUDENTS BECAUSE THERE JUST , AREN’T THAT MANY OVER THE AGE OF 21.>>WE GOT GREAT SUPPORT AND A GREAT GAMEDAY ATMOSPHERE HERE. PATRICK: TO GET THINGS FLOWING, LANDER TEAMED UP WITH A LOCAL SPORTS BAR TO PROVIDE THE BEER AND WINE. MOST SCHOOLS IN THE STATE, INCLUDING CLEMSON AND USC DO NOT AND ARE NOT INTERESTED IN SELLING ALCOHOL AT SPORTING EVENTS. LANDER WAS A METHODIST UNIVERSITY BEFORE BECOMING A STATE SCHOOL, BUT REESE SAYS THE NEWS OF BEER AND WINE FLOWING AT THE GAMES HAS SEEN ONLY A LITTLE BACKLASH.>>I’VE RECEIVED A COUPLE EMAILS, BUT THE WHOLE SOCIAL MEDIA ASPECT THE SUPPORT HAS BEEN THROUGH THE ROOF WITH POSITIVENESS ABOUT THIS. PATRICK: DOLNY FIELD SEATS AROUND 1,000 INCLUDING PLENTY OF STANDING SPACE. AND PROVIDING A COLD BEVERAGE ON A WARM SPRING DAY ISN’T A WAY TO GET FANS TO THE GAME, BECAUSE THAT’S NOT A PROBLEM. >>WE ARE WAY AHEAD OF WHERE WE WERE IN SPRING WITH ATTENDANCE.

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