IRL: Michigan Speedway concession policy change

Michigan liquor law changes alcohol concession policy at MIS. BROOKLYN, Mich.-- Due to a recent decision by the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission, Michigan International Speedway's alcohol concession policy has changed for this...

Michigan liquor law changes alcohol concession policy at MIS.

BROOKLYN, Mich.-- Due to a recent decision by the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission, Michigan International Speedway's alcohol concession policy has changed for this summer's three weekends of racing, June 14-16, July 26-28, August 16-18.

Michigan Liquor Law R 436.1033 prohibits the Speedway from allowing guests to pass through its grandstand ticket gates with their own alcohol, while at the same time, selling alcohol at concessions stands. Simply put, fans can bring in alcoholic beverages, or the facility can sell them, but not both.

To comply with the Liquor Commission's recent interpretation of this law and considering what is in the best interest of its guests, MIS has made the decision to allow its guests to continue to bring their own alcoholic beverages through its grandstand ticket gates. Consequently, for 2002, MIS vendors will no longer be able to sell alcoholic beverages at any of the facility's concession stands.

"MIS has always tried to attain the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Given the Commission's recent decision, we felt it was important that MIS continue to be the leader among major sports arenas in Michigan by allowing fans to bring in their own beverages," said Brett Shelton, MIS president. "It is a tradition that we did not want to see interrupted."

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Series Automotive , IndyCar , NASCAR