Ole Miss fans can purchase alcohol in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the first time this week during the game against Texas A&M. Here’s what you need to know for concessions this weekend:
- Sales start as the gates open, two hours before kickoff.
- Alcohol will be sold across 15 kiosks in the stadium.
- Alcohol will not be sold in concessions under the student section.
- Fans must have a valid, 21+ ID to purchase alcohol.
- Purchases are limited to two beverages at a time.
- Sales will end as time expires at the end of the third quarter.
- Alcohol will also be available inside the Coca-Cola Rebel Fan Fest on the plaza between the stadium and The Pavilion.
The wait is finally over. Saturday night’s game against Texas A&M marks the first time the Rebel faithful will be able to purchase alcoholic beverages in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The plan to sell beer and hard seltzer in the stadium during the last three home games was made just before the start of the season after the SEC lifted its ban on sales during the summer.
The release of the menu of options offered at 15 kiosks throughout the venue only added to the anticipation for the crucial SEC ball game. With that being said, the sports world is filled with pointless polls and rankings, so let’s add another. You need something to read while you’re waiting in line anyway.
Here’s the definitive, unquestionable ranking of beer and hard seltzers available to fans in the stadium starting this weekend.
7. Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water ($9)
Who is Henry? I’ve got a bone to pick with this man. It’s honestly disrespectful. It’s downright blasphemous to the great, established names of White Claw and Truly. It’s not only a disservice to the fans, but also a poor reflection on the university to not offer the sweet taste of Ruby Grapefruit. Mind-boggling. The national shortage shouldn’t matter. Missed the mark on this one.
6. Coors Light ($8)
It’s bad. I’d rather head over to Sardis to gather some lake water and smuggle that into the stadium for hydration. Next.
5. Miller Lite ($8)
Ye olde reliable. The simple taste. The sleek and distinguished design on the can. The best cheap, light beer of all time, and it’s not close.
4. Budweiser ($8)
Yes sir, there’s nothing like an ice cold Bud Diesel on an autumn afternoon.
3. Blue Moon ($9)
The Aqua Ale will shoot up the power rankings if — and only if — the vendors are trained thoroughly in the specific art of wedging the all-important orange slice on the rim. If this is not done exactly right, have a seat at No. 3 fam.
2. Landshark ($9)
Let’s be honest, it’s only this high because of the novelty of the name. It’s nothing to write home about considering the price, but rumor has it if you close your eyes, take a swig and whisper Nkemdiche three times, a vision of a Senquez Golson interception in the endzone will appear before thee.
1. Suzy B ($9)
Solid 7/10 for me. It’s worth the extra buck, in my opinion. Both the beer and the speed demon taking snaps for the Rebels, John Rhys Plumlee, are straight out of Hattiesburg and what better way to pay homage to the H-Burg Bandit? Drink up, y’all.