Audio from President Schulz: WSU wants to deny re-entry back into Cougar Football games


Washington State University wants to deny fans from re-entering Cougar football games.  New WSU President Doctor Kirk Schulz divulged the proposed policy change during a back to class press conference Monday afternoon.  The statement confirms rumors that have been rampant in Pullman as part of a proposal to expand alcohol sales in Martin Stadium for Cougar football.  President Schulz stated that the plan prohibits anyone from getting back into the stadium unless they have a second ticket.  The plan is part of Cougar Athletics effort to expand alcohol sales in the stadium to every area except the student section.  President Schulz says the proposal is an effort to try and offset the athletic department’s 13 million dollar annual shortfall.  He added that expanded alcohol sales for Cougar football is expected to generate about a million dollars a year.  The Washington State Liquor Control Board is scheduled to review the proposal from Cougar Athletics Tuesday morning.  The board may vote on the issue.  If the three member panel declines to take a formal stance on WSU’s request it would fall back to the staff level for a final decision.  Cougar football opens the season at home on September 3rd against Eastern Washington University.

You can listen to Schulz comment on plans for no re-entry policy here: kirk