June 24, 2022

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota universities will begin to sell more alcohol at events next school year.

The South Dakota Board of Regents approved an expanded alcohol sales policy Thursday to include general admission areas of performing arts and athletic events.

Under the previous policy, alcohol sales were limited to select box seats and loge areas.

Six universities governed by the Board of Regent will be permitted, but not required, to sell alcohol in general admission areas.

The universities include Northern State University, Black Hills State, University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Dakota State University.