Beer, Lime-A-Ritas, make College of Charleston baseball debut Friday night

Beer will make its College of Charleston baseball debut Friday night, May 8. Leroy Burnell/Staff

Baseball and beer go together like the National Pastime and hot dogs, but rarely at the college level. The College of Charleston will break with the norm Friday night when beer sales start at the Patriots Point ballpark.

The first-place Cougars open a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series against second-place UNC Wilmington at 6 p.m. The teams are also scheduled to meet Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Budweiser and Bud Light will be available for $4.

Two Palmetto Brewery options and Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas will sell for $5.

The 12-ounce beers and 8-ounce Lime-A-Ritas will be poured into cups.

The College of Charleston plans on more beer offerings later.

Approximately 90 colleges serve alcohol at sporting events, though the College of Charleston is the first in South Carolina to serve beer to fans buying general admission tickets at a school-run facility.

“We’ve been looking at the issue for more than a year trying to determine what to do and in the end, we think this will enhance the game-day experience for our fans,” College of Charleston Athletic Director Joe Hull said last month. “We have fans that come to games now that when they get to the concession stand are surprised we don’t sell beer.”

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