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Marshall pilots alcohol-friendly sections at stadium

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — This fall, donors to Marshall University’s Big Green Scholarship Fund will be the subjects of a trial to determine whether university officials will allow stadium-wide alcohol sales in the Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

On Tuesday, Marshall’s Board of Governors approved a measure to allow Big Green donors to consume alcohol in the premium seating areas of the stadium, most often referred to as the chair-back sections, during a special meeting in the Chris Cline Athletic Complex in Huntington.

The expansion of alcohol consumption will take effect during Marshall’s first home game against Morgan State University on Sept. 10…

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