October 05, 2012
The alcohol ban in a common UK student tailgating spot, imposed last week, has been lifted, UK President Eli Capilouto announced Friday.
The ban, which also included music and DJs, was in place along Cooper Drive for last week's game. After consulting with student leaders and safety officials, Capilouto decided to remove the restrictions.
"We are taking additional steps to ensure a safe and secure environment so that the tradition of tailgating can continue this weekend and, we hope, going forward for the rest of the season," Capilouto wrote in a campus email. "Moreover, we are committed over the next week to further engage in discussions and strategy with respect to a long-term plan for how tailgating can and should best proceed in this area. We hope to have a firm plan for how to ensure an enjoyable, responsible, and safe environment ― one where students play an important leadership role ― for Homecoming later this month as well as future tailgating."