Tailgating Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much space will I have to tailgate?

A: We will offer a 10' X 10' space in the grassy area to tailgate, which is equivalent to 2 parking spaces.  In addition to your space to tailgate, each tailgate pass purchased will also include 1 parking pass for your vehicle.  If you will be having a large tailgate party, you may need to purchase more than 1 space at a time.

Q: How much will it cost?
                                                                                      Single Game     Season

A:     10' X 10' tailgate space (+ 1 parking pass)                $150.00            $375.00

Q:  Where is the Tiger Town Tailgate Zone going to be located?

A:  Tiger Town will be located in the the grassy area in parking lot in Lot R.  It will be on the south end of the stadium near the pedestrian street bridge.

Q:  Which games will the Tiger Town Tailgate area be open for?

A:  The tailgate area will be open for the John Merritt Classic, Kids day, and Homecoming.

Q:  How do I reserve tailgate space in Tiger Town?

A:  Please call the TSU Athletic Ticket office at (615) 963-5841 to reserve your space.  All purchases must be made at least a week prior to each game.  Tailgate spaces will not be sold during the week of that event.

Q:  What time will the tailgate zone open and close?

A:  The tailgate zone will open at 9AM and will close at 12:00 midnight.  The other lots open at 12:00 noon.

Q:  Can RV's and buses park and tailgate in Tiger Town?

A:  YES. All RV and bus parking will be in Tiger Town.   RV tailgating and bus parking will be $150.00 per game and will include space to tailgate around your vehicle.

Q: If I plan on bringing a bus or RV, what time should I arrive?

A: RV's and buses should arrive between 8am and 12 noon so we can have all of our large vehicles situated early in the afternoon.  (Staging/Holding area for tailgating, RV’s and Buses will be held in LOT N.

Q:  Will I receive a special pass to gain entrance into Tiger Town?

A:  Yes.  You will receive a tailgate pass, which will allow you set up your tailgate in Tiger Town.  You will also require special parking permits for your vehicles to gain entrance into Tiger Town.

Q: I am a season ticket holder and I already bought season parking passes, do I need to pay $100.00 to tailgate in Tiger Town all season, which includes parking passes?

A: The short answer is no.  Part of the tailgate package includes parking passes.  If you have already purchased season parking and wish to tailgate, you can tailgate in your current season parking lot.  If you wish to be located in LOT R yes, you will need to pay additional $150.00 to do so. 

Q:  Why Should I pay to tailgate?

A: Tiger Town will give tailgaters more space to setup and enable them to have larger tailgate parties without the worries of car traffic and space.  Money generated from the tailgate area will pay for the increasing costs in parking and traffic control.

Q:  I have been tailgating for years, do I need to move to the Tiger Town in order to tailgate?

A:  We encourage fans that plan on having a tent, tables and music to participate in the tailgate area because it will give you more space to tailgate in the designated area and will enhance the game day atmosphere.  However, for our fan who only plan on doing something small without a tent, large tables and speakers, they can tailgate within area behind their vehicle at no additional charge.  You will just need to purchase a parking pass for your vehicle.  No grills, chairs, or tables of any kind will be allowed in a parking space, you must use grassy area behind your car.  Because this is at no additional cost to you, if take up more than one parking space, you will be asked to remove your items so that a vehicle can park there.

Next season, The Tiger Town Tailgate Zone in LOT R will be the only location that tailgating will be allowed if these rules are not followed. 

Q:  Do other schools charge for tailgating?

A:  Yes.  According to Bethune Cookman officials, they do charge for tailgating.  Other schools such as North Carolina A&T and Southern also have confirmed they do charge for tailgating.


Q:  Why should I move my tailgate party to Tiger Town this year?

A:  There are several reasons Tiger Town was created and your participation is critical.  One is it that will enhance the game-day atmosphere and give fans a central place to gather before and after the game. Secondly, many of our supporters purchase season parking passes and are unable to find parking spaces in the areas they have paid for because of overcrowding. Tiger Town will open earlier than other parking lots so tailgaters can come earlier and begin to setup.  Finally, it will reduce the costs of cleanup because tailgating will be in one central location.

Q:  I don't have a tent, how can I get one?

A:  Unfortunately we do not supply tents or any other supplies.  If you need help locating a company that you can rent from, please feel free to call the office and we can try to locate one for you.  The number is 615 963 5841.