For the first time ever, MTSU fans were able to buy alcohol at sporting events on campus. The football home opener against UT-Martin on Saturday was the first event.
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron, who previously served as state senator, was instrumental in passage of the law that allowed the university to sell alcohol at athletic events.
Ketron was the first person to register his ID and the first to purchase a beer at Floyd Stadium.
Fans 21 and older have the option to go to stations throughout venues, swipe their identification and receive a wristband after being verified. That wristband allows them to purchase alcohol. It must be worn during consumption as well.
Right now, only beer is available. Sales of wine are expected to be added, as early as the next home game.