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We’re one step closer to being able to buy beer at Winter Classic

May 24, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT

Mike Ilitch, Gary Bettman AP

We previously reported that the Michigan state House was busy working on legislation to allow people to purchase alcohol during the 2013 NHL Winter Classic at the University of Michigan. Well, you’ll be happy to know that their efforts seem to be paying off.

The House has approved a bill sponsored by Republican state Representative Mark Ouimet on Thursday. The next step is for it to be voted on in the state Senate. Thus concludes our brief civic lesson on how a bill to allow people to buy beer at a sporting event becomes law.

It’s worth noting that when the NHL approved the venue for the Winter Classic, it was on the condition that the sale of alcohol would be permitted.

The Winter Classic will be between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

  1. leafsfaninla - May 25, 2012 at 3:41 AM

    Total Leafs fan , but BOB MILLER is the TV commentator for Da KINGS can u please post your comments to have him “call” the games for the Kings.
    I dont care about NBC or FOX, its hockey not corporate BS, let him call the game

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