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Beer At The Big House? Committee Approves Liquor License For Winter Classic

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LANSING (WWJ) – It could be bottoms-up at Michigan Stadium — at least for a day.

WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports a legislative committee in Lansing voted on Wednesday to OK  one-day liquor license during the 2013 NHL Winter Classic in February.

The measure must now be approved by the state House and Senate.

The school originally intended to use one of 12 special “one-day liquor licenses” it’s granted each year, but school officials discovered the temporary licenses are not applicable to large crowds like the one expected for the Winter Classic.

If passed the proposed law would not only allow the sale of alcohol at the 109,901-seat Big House for the Jan. 1 outdoor game, but also at festivities in the days leading to the game.

Sources say the ability to serve fans alcohol was a stipulation in the NHL’s agreement to rent the stadium.

Stay with WWJ and CBSDetroit.com for the latest.

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