Big changes this upcoming season at Reser Stadium, home of the Oregon State Beavers, when it comes to the game-day experience: The Terrace, a 13,000-square-foot area overlooking the football field at the north end zone, will feature a selection of Oregon-based wines, beers and foods.
The Terrace will be located inside the stadium, adjoining the expanded Valley Football Center overlooking the north end zone. Brewers, vintners and chefs will showcase food, beer and wine that have direct ties to the state of Oregon and Oregon State University.
“Oregon is recognized all over the world for its incredible culinary excellence and regional, national and international award winning beer, wine and food; it’s a natural to combine what this diverse state has to offer with college football Saturdays on this beautiful campus,” Todd Stansbury, OSU Vice President/Director of Athletics, said. “This state is a leader in this country and beyond in food and fermentation science technologies; it’s a perfect addition to have world renowned leaders in these industries right here on campus and in this state add to our game-day experience.”
The OSU Food Science and Technology Program, recently rated among the top five in the country, will also be featured in the Terrace.
“The College of Agricultural Sciences is a strong partner with Oregon’s rapidly growing food and beverage industries,” Dan Arp, Dean of OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, said. “The Department of Food Science and Technology within the college is the first university program in the nation with a working research winery, brewery, and distillery. Cheese and beer developed by our students have won top awards, competing with commercial products nationally and internationally. It will be wonderful to share these accomplishments at the Terrace.”
Fans with VIP membership (600 capacity) in the Terrace will enjoy reserved chairback seating, all-inclusive food and exclusive gifts. In addition, up to 900 additional fans will have the opportunity to experience the Terrace through a to-be-announced allocated entry system at no additional game ticket costs.
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