Beer! Get yer beer right here in the stands!
Feel like a cold one at a Kamloops Blazers game?
If a plan before city council goes ahead, you won’t have to leave your seat to get one.
At its regular meeting today (Sept. 11), councillors will weigh in on an application to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to permit hawkers to sell beer and wine in the stands at Interior Savings Centre.
The application, which would be made by the city on behalf of the Blazers, would bring alcohol sales in the ISC more in line with other WHL venues, according to a report by city staff.
Licensed capacity for the ISC won’t change if hawkers are added and liquor licenses for the Parkside Lounge, Rivers Room and private boxes won’t be affected.
According to the report, the food vendor at ISC is also planning to put hawkers in the stands this year, selling peanuts, popcorn and other goodies.
City staff estimate the snack and liquor hawkers could generate a combined $500 in revenue per game.