Drake University to sell beer at basketball arena

Drake University plays basketball games in the Knapp Center in Des Moines (Courtesy Photo)
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Drake University says it will sell beer at its basketball arena this season, joining the University of Northern Iowa who expanded alcohol sales to all fans above the legal drinking age last year.

The Bulldogs announced Wednesday their initial offerings at the Knapp Center will include a selection of national and local craft brands. They will begin selling beer Thursday when they open the season against Buena Vista.

Drake says beer sales at men's and women's basketball games are part of an overall plan to enhance the fan experience at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs have also upgraded the interior and exterior lighting at their arena and reduced concession prices.