SEC commissioner Greg Sankey addresses reporters on Monday in Homewood, Ala.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey addresses reporters on Monday in Homewood, Ala.

HOMEWOOD, Ala. — SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Monday he expects the conference’s stance on alcohol sales at stadiums to be subject to ongoing debate and dialogue.

Currently, fans wishing to sip an alcoholic beverage in general seating areas of SEC venues are out of luck.

SEC rules prevent alcoholic beverages from being sold or consumed in stadiums except for private or leased areas of the stadium, such as premium seating areas where alcohol is permitted.

A checkered pattern colors Neyland Stadium during the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Georgia Bulldogs game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Fans sit on the balcony of Neyland Stadium during the Tennessee Volunteers vs Indiana State Sycamores game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Neyland Stadium is set to get a $340 million renovation, beginning in the summer of 2018

An orange sunset over Neyland Stadium on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

A Tennessee cheerleader chants during the Vol Walk during the Tennessee Volunteers vs Indiana State Sycamores game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Neyland Stadium

The University of Tennessee football team takes the field as the Pride of the Southland marching band performs a pregame show and fans checker Neyland Stadium orange and white for the Florida game on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Mike Barrett and his son Frank Barrett hang out in the bed of their truck during the Tennessee Volunteers vs Indiana State Sycamores game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

UT shakers laid out in the student seating section before the game between Tennessee and Indiana State Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.

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