MN House says no to easing beer ban at TCF Stadium
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House has rejected a move to ease booze restrictions at the University of Minnesota's campus football stadium.
The vote was 111-18 on an amendment to a higher education bill on Monday.
Democratic Rep. Phyllis Kahn's proposal would have reversed a law requiring alcohol to be sold throughout TCF Bank Stadium or not at all. Her amendment would have let the university control where alcohol is available, potentially offering drinks in premium seats and suites.
A similar provision passed the Senate last month.
Rep. Tom Rukavina says it would be discriminatory to sell alcohol in premium seats but not in the cheap seats.
The university banned all alcohol in the stadium last year.
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