An open forum on the future of alcohol sales at Sonny Lubick
Field at Hughes Stadium will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in
the Cherokee Park Room of the Lory Student Center.
The Alcohol Task Force subcommittee on the use of alcohol at
Hughes Stadium is holding the forum and it is open to anyone for
comment, said Associated Students of CSU President Katie Clausen,
who is on the subcommittee.
The subcommittee will seek answers to questions about alcohol
sales inside and outside the stadium, as well as tailgating and
“Obviously there will be people upset no matter what the
outcome,” Clausen said.
Student appearances at the forum will better illustrate how many
people are concerned about the issue, she said.
“It’s very important for the committee to see, physically see,
the students,” Clausen said. “It would be important for people to
come out on Thursday night. The reason the task force is doing it
is we are gathering as much factual and opinion information on the
Some students are concerned their voice will not make a
difference at the forum.
“We’re probably not going to go to it because we don’t want to
waste our time,” said Mike Writz, a senior finance and construction
Writz feels that alcohol sales should be made at the
“We deserve to have beer at the stadium,” Writz said.
Matt Jennings, a senior studying economics, said such an
important issue should be more publicized.
“The classic tradition of drinking beer at a CSU game is
something so important that a forum like this should be more widely
advertised,” said Matt Jennings, a senior economics student. “For
once they should let students decide (the outcome).”
For students who cannot attend the open forum, Clausen said they
should still share their opinion by sending comments via e-mail
using the comment link provided on the task force Web site,
http://www.president.colostate.edu/alcohol_task_force/, which is
also available as a link from the CSU home page,
Can’t make it to the forum?
Post your thoughts and
recommendations on the Alcohol Task Force Web site’s comment