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What you need to know about the Panther Tailgate

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

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  • The Tailgating spots are located West of the Panther Football Stadium in the grass lot known as Tent City and Billy’s Backyard
  • Billy’s Backyard is a kid’s zone filled with inflatables for kids to play on such as bouncy houses and obstacle courses
  • Cost for booking a single tailgating game spot is $50 for a 40×40 space
  • A seasonal tailgate spot would cost $250 for all five home games
  • One vehicle is allowed per reserved spot, and an email will be sent with the parking pass and directions
  • Booking a tailgate spot must be reserved the latest by Friday afternoon before an upcoming game
  • People are allowed to start four hours prior to the football game time and may stay in their spot until the game ends
  • The most filled tailgate event is Homecoming and Family weekend, as parents of a student like surprising them with a nice spot to hangout with them and their friends
  • People expecting big crowds are placed on an edge spot
  • Food, grills, beverages, tables, chairs and pop-up tents are allowed
  • No kegs or glass are allowed in the tailgate area

Information provided by Clayton Edwards, graduate assistant of Athletic Development

Valentina Vargas can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

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What you need to know about the Panther Tailgate