April 1, 2008

Galen Center – Alcoholic Beverages

The USC Galen Center provides primary space for USC men and women’s basketball and volleyball. The center also provides space for other university, community, and commercial events. The purpose of this policy is to establish rules for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages at athletic and non-athletic events held at the Galen Center.

Sale and Distribution

Alcoholic beverages may be sold and/or distributed only by authorized concessionaires in accordance with the terms of the service agreements, USC Athletic Department, NCAA and Pac-10 policies, the USC Drug-Free policy, and licensing requirements of the State of California Departments of Alcoholic Beverage Control. All concession contracts for the Galen Center may be negotiated by the Athletic Department and may not be finalized until after review by the Office of the General Counsel and approval by the Senior Vice President for Administration. Alcoholic beverages brought in or provided by other than the authorized concessionaire are prohibited at all events.

Athletic Events

No alcoholic beverages will be available for sale to the general public at athletic events in the Galen Center. Alcoholic beverages will be available for sale to guests in the Founders Room and private suites but may be consumed only in those ares and may not be transported to areas open to the general public. Entrance to the Founders Room and suites must be limited to Founders and suite holders and their guests and shall not be open to the general public before, during or after an athletic event. Those attending athletic events may not bring alcoholic beverages into the center.

Non-Athletic Events

With appropriate permits and permission granted by the Director of Athletics or his designee, the authorized concessionaire may sell alcoholic beverages in both public and private areas of the Galen Center at age-appropriate, non-athletic events. Permission may include restrictions on the type of alcoholic beverages allowed to be sold (e.g., only beer and wine).

Only alcoholic beverages with less than 6% alcohol by volume (e.g., beer, wine) will be available for sale to the general public at non-athletic events in the Galen Center. Alcoholic beverages with greater than 6% alcohol by volume (e.g., “hard liquor”) will be available for sale to guests in the Founders Room and private suites, but may only be consumed in those areas and may not be transported to areas open to the general public.

Responsible Office

Athletics
(213) 740-1381

Issued by:

Todd R. Dickey, Senior Vice President, Administration
University of Southern California