Last call for booze at park
Hopes dim for sales on Sunday at stadium

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Braves' hope to sell beer at the stadium on Sundays may be dashed, after a legislator seeking to approve package sales statewide pulled his bill.

Rep. Clay Cox, R-Lilburn, said his law change to help the stadium was incorporated into the House version of the Sunday package sale bill, which was pulled in the Senate this week.

"I have no idea where it's going to go or what's going to happen," Cox said of his proposal, which would have extended the ability to allow Sunday sales at stadiums and arenas to counties. Cities are the only government currently allowed to do so.

"At this late date, I don't see it," Cox said.

Lawmakers have three more legislative days for a bill to pass at least one chamber of the General Assembly to be considered this session. Cox said he will try to find another bill to add a Gwinnett amendment.

Officials worked last year on a law change for the minor league stadium, which is under construction outside Lawrenceville. But it was interrupted by the statewide fight over package sales, which Gov. Sonny Perdue opposes.