The University of Idaho is asking Idaho’s State Board of Education to amend its alcohol permit policy to allow pre-game alcohol sales in the Fan Zone and tailgating in Kibbie Dome parking lots.
The board will consider a first reading of the proposal when it meets Friday at Idaho State University in Pocatello.
The university’s request to serve pre-game alcohol – as well as a similar request from Boise State University – was denied last year.
Together with BSU, UI officials are proposing the board change its policy to allow Idaho colleges and universities to designate areas – with board approval – where alcohol can be served, including UI’s president’s tent and corporate tents at the north end of the activities field.
The state board, which also serves as the board of regents for UI, also said no to alcohol during tailgating last season, but many fans still gathered in the parking lot west of the dome to hoist a beer before home games. Tuesday, the Moscow City Council unanimously approved an amendment to city code that allows open containers in parking lots near the Kibbie Dome from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on game days.
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