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UA bid for McKale liquor license delayed until March

Posted at 11:59 AM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 19:24:14-05

The University of Arizona's bid to sell alcohol at basketball games has been put on ice.

The Tucson City Council approved the license in October, but a public protest was filed that will delay implementation of the license until March, when the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control will hold a hearing on the matter.

The UA intends to sell beer and wine at McKale Center.

UA Associate Vice President Joel Hauff released this statement to KGUN9:

The University of Arizona was notified that a public protest was filed with the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control in relation to the application for a Series 5 Governmental License for McKale Center.  The filing of a protest requires that the license application be heard in an open session by the Department, on a future agenda.  To our knowledge, the date of the hearing has not been scheduled.