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WVU stadium policies reduce binge drinking

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The elimination of half-time reentry during WVU football games and selling beer in the stadium have reduced binge drinking and improved crowd behavior, officials said.

Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said eliminating half-time reentry in 2011 is the “number one factor for the reduction of incidences we’ve had to deal with.”

“People were binge drinking at half-time [in the parking lot],” said Mike Fragale, WVU’s associate athletic director for communications.

The number of arrests at Milan Puskar Stadium decreased from 79, in 2009, to 65, in 2014…

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