FAU students still thirsty. Student body president’s Facebook claim ends up being not true — yet.

Student Body President Michael Cepeda announced Wednesday, June 18 on his personal Facebook that FAU stadium will sell beer to general admission as well as premier section seat holders — including the student section.


But it seems like Cepeda got his wires crossed.

When the UP reached out to FAU spokesperson Lisa Metcalf, she told us that Cepeda’s Facebook post — which boasted 137 likes, four shares, and was deleted Saturday afternoon — was wrong. According to Metcalf, no alcohol will be permitted in the student section of FAU’s stadium.


However, Cepeda maintains that discussions are underway between administration and the athletics department.

“They are hammering out the details and will make an official announcement as the academic year approaches,” Cepeda says.

He anticipates an official announcement in August.

As of publication time, 13 other colleges allow alcohol sales within their stadiums.

Supporters like ESPN’s Jake Trotter and West Virginia’s Athletic Director Oliver Luck, say that permitting alcohol within the stadium cuts back incidents of binge-drinking during pre-game and halftime tailgating.

Critics debate that most undergraduates are still beneath the legal drinking age and that college sports stadiums should remain family friendly.

Currently, there are two other locations on campus that sell beer and wine to 21 and older students, the Burrow Bar and Grill and the Living Room Theaters.

For now, it looks like game attendees in the student section will in fact “stay thirsty.”

The UP has reached out to Media Relations for further comment and will keep you updated as the story develops.