A Kennewick man is the first person to order a beer at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum

Man orders first beer at Beasley Coliseum
Jason Janosky pictured ordering the first beer ever served at Beasley Coliseum under a new pilot program. (Photo courtesy of Jason Janosky)

KENNEWICK, Wash. – A Kennewick man is the first person ever to order an alcoholic beverage at Beasley Coliseum, the Washington State Cougars’ basketball arena, under a new pilot program.

Jason Janosky was first in line when the beer and wine garden known as the Cougar Den made its debut at the arena Thursday night, as the Cougars take on the University of Southern California Trojans.

The Cougar Den is located in the concourse behind sections 18-20.

Before now, Beasley Coliseum did not offer any alcoholic beverages during basketball games. The arena opened 47 years ago in 1973.

Janosky, a diehard Cougs fan whose wife attended USC, went with a Hop Valley Citrus Mistress IPA.

“I wanted to make sure I was the first guy,” Janosky said.

He was almost immediately met by reporters to talk about the historic pour. He was also greeted by Patrick Chun, WSU’s Director of Athletics, who helped make the Cougar Den happen.