By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Those fans who want to drink a cold beer while watching their favorite football (soccer) team play in one of Rio de Janeiro’s stadiums will now be able to thank the new bill approved at Rio’s legislative assembly on Wednesday authorizing the sale of beer at stadiums.

Beer and other alcoholic beverages have been prohibited from being sold inside stadiums since 2008 after an agreement was made between the federal prosecutor’s office and CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation) with the objective of curbing fan violence during games.

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