NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Georgia

Nov 24, 2018; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Juwan Taylor (44) jumps through the banner to lead the team on the field prior to the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

University of Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity announced Tuesday the school will not sell alcoholic beverages in the general seating areas of athletic venues for the 2019-20 academic year.

The Southeastern Conference announced a revision to its existing limitations on the availability of alcoholic beverages at athletics events on May 31. Under the revised policy, each institution in the SEC now has the autonomy to determine the permissibility of selling alcoholic beverages in its athletics venues, subject to certain conference-wide alcohol management expectations.

“After consideration of the many facets involved with the Southeastern Conference’s revised alcohol policy, the athletic association has made the decision to maintain, at this time, the current UGA policy which prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages in non-premium seating areas of our athletics facilities,” McGarity said in a school release. “However, we will conduct an annual review of this policy to determine if any modifications may be needed in the future.”

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