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City Denies Expanded Liquor Sales At Raymond James Stadium

Ellen Gedalius and Anthony McCartney, The Tampa Tribune Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 26, 2013 at 07:01 PM

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TAMPA - The city council voted against expanding liquor sales at Raymond James Stadium.

In a 4-2 vote, the council denied a request to expand sales to general seating areas. Liquor still will be sold in the club and suite sections. Council members Gwen Miller and Tom Scott voted against the denial.

Miranda, whose district includes Raymond James Stadium, vehemently opposed expanding alcohol sales at the stadium.

Council members acknowledged that denying liquor sales wouldn't prevent people from drinking before Tampa Bay Buccaneers games.

Councilman John Dingfelder said the stadium was "substantially different" from other venues that serve liquor because it is in the middle of a neighborhood.

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