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New Boxing Venue Allows Alcohol Sales

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Tickets went on sale Monday for Fernando Guerrero's upcoming title fight against Ossie Duran. (Photo: WBOC) Tickets went on sale Monday for Fernando Guerrero's upcoming title fight against Ossie Duran. (Photo: WBOC)
SALISBURY, Md.- When Salisbury boxer Fernando Guerrero steps into the ring next month, it'll be in the middle of a baseball field. For the first time, fans will be allowed to buy and drink beer at his match.

Tickets for Guerrero's title fight against Ossie Duran went on sale Monday morning at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. The three previous fights were held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.

Promoter Russ Young said the Civic Center's alcohol restriction was the only complaint they have heard.

"People ask, 'Why isn't there alcohol or beer served at fights?'" Young said. "It's hand and hand when you to casinos or a big venue, Madison Square Garden or Staples Center in LA."

"I think it'll make a difference to some people because some people enjoy beer," said Danny Casagrande, who bought two ringside seats for the Oct. 10 match.

Howard Wilkerson does not drink but he noted that it is common to see beer at a boxing match.

"Alcohol goes along with some sports," Wilkerson said.

But other people do not think the addition of a beer tap will mean a big difference between the Civic Center matches and the one planned to be held at Perdue Stadium.

The land deed for the Civic Center stipulates no alcohol sales at the facility. That restriction was recently cited by a task force as a top issue facing its future.

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