"Panther Patio" introduces general public beer sales during UNI hoops

A variety of beers can be purchased for $5 in the Panther Patio inside the McLeod Center.

For the first time in the McLeod Center's 11-year history, the general public is now able to purchase beer during Northern Iowa basketball games.

The University of Northern Iowa announced the new rules for the "Panther Patio" on November 7. The area will be opened to those 21 and older for 12 of UNI men's basketball 14 home games this season (excluding dates on February 3 and 7) from an hour before tip-off until the 10-minute mark of the second half.

Monday was the first opportunity for all of-age Panther fans to experience the Panther Patio - as UNI opened their home schedule by hosting Alcorn State.

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