Beer, wine sales at home games for Westfield’s new baseball team gets green light

Sports

You’ll be able to buy beer and wine at home-games for Westfield’s new collegiate baseball team this summer. 

The Westfield License Commission approved seven one-day liquor licenses to the Westfield Starfires because the state still hasn’t given the team a permanent license. 

The Westfield Starfires are a new team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, which allows top college baseball players to continue playing competitively during the summer. 

The Starfires will start playing their home games at Bullens Field on May 31. 

Team Co-founder Donnie Moorhouse told 22News the one-day liquor licenses allow more time for the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to approve their liquor license application.  

One Westfield mother said she’s excited to see the new team, but she doesn’t really like the idea of alcohol being sold at the games. 

“It’s a good thing for business, I don’t like it for the neighborhood,” said Gina Curran of Westfield. “But I would still come to a game.” 

Moorhouse told 22News they will have at least two police officers at every home game to ensure fan safety. He said they plan to have two concession stands that sell alcohol and a “beer garden” in right field. 

You can purchase Starfires season tickets online right now. 

Single tickets go on sale next week. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Only on WWLP.com | Digital First

More Digital First

NBA Stats

State Police Overtime Scandal

More State Police Overtime Investigation

Trending Stories

Donate Today