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North Dakota State University will allow beer and wine sales at some sporting events at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex for the upcoming winter sports season.

Athletic director Matt Larsen told The Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 1, that alcohol will be sold at men's and women's basketball games and wrestling matches beginning this year. The alcohol will be sold in a suite on the east side of the upper concourse and customers will be allowed to consume it only in limited areas to the north and south of the suite. They will not be allowed to bring it back to their seat.

"We have to do it right and I think we have a good plan in place to do that," Larsen said. "We've worked with campus security and university police to make sure it's done right. For those who want to have alcohol, they can in a limited area and still see the game. For those who don't want it, they aren't going to have it in their face in their seats."

Larsen said the athletic department has been working on a plan to sell beer and wine in the SHAC for a few months.

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Larsen and Fargodome officials said recently there will be no push to sell alcohol at the dome for Bison football games at least until the building is renovated to provide more space in the concourses.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.