General Rules for all Tailgating
Tailgating areas are reserved for fans, recognized student organizations and university
departments. Certain areas are designated for particular
uses, so please refer to Site-Specific Guidelines for further guidance
in addition to the General Rules, which cover all tailgating areas.
Individuals are responsible for compliance with all local and state laws governing
the use of alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the Memorial Student
Center (MSC) lawn, Simpson Drill Field (except in designated locations), the All Faiths Chapel grounds, East of the Eagle in Cain Park,
on Penberthy Intramural Fields, within delineated perimeter of athletic venues and
inside university facilities, unless otherwise designated.
- Tailgating is not permitted inside, or on the roof, of any parking garages on
University property. Additionally, for safety, barbecue pits are not permitted in
Texas A&M University Rules, solicitations and commercial activities require
approval of the University Concessions Committee.
Any person damaging University property will be responsible for the cost of repairs;
including damages to grass from cooking grease and sprinkler damage.
Greenspaces within 15 feet of parking lots are reserved for fans assigned to those parking lots.
Unless otherwise designated, site setup may begin no earlier than noon on "set-up day,"
(the day immediately preceding a NCAA-recognized campus sporting event).
Claiming tailgate areas prior to noon on "set-up day" is prohibited.
No overnight occupancy is allowed in tailgating areas. Site must be vacated by midnight on
"set-up day." Tailgating sites open at 6:30 a.m. on "gameday" and
must be cleared and cleaned by midnight or 3 hours after the game, whichever is later.
Driving or parking private vehicles on any and all greenspaces and sidewalks is prohibited.
Tents or canopies must be secured and may not obstruct sidewalks, drive lanes or pedestrian
walkways. Tailgating amenities including furniture, grills, generators or satellite dishes,
may not obstruct sidewalks, drive lanes or pedestrian walkways.
All BBQ grills, propane or otherwise, should be attended to at
all times. Fires built on the ground and open fire pit devices are prohibited.
Where generators are allowed, all generators must be equipped with a noise reducing device
(manufacturer-approved cover or muffler). Special care and consideration should be taken when
managing fuel and extension cords affiliated with generators.
Use of motorized recreational vehicles, including four-wheelers, golf carts, mules, gators,
scooters, motorized skateboards, etc., is prohibited.
Pets are not allowed to run at large in tailgating sites or on campus and must be leashed at all
times according to local leash laws. Furthermore, animals shall not be left unattended or secured
to university property. Clean up after your pet.
Dispose of all trash in trash receptacles located in tailgating areas or pack it out. Hot coals must be doused
and properly disposed of in specially designated Coal Dumpsters to prevent fires. The disposal
of grease, hot coals or hazardous materials onto the grounds or into storm drains is prohibited.
Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Athletics, University Police Department and Transportation
Services Department reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time—inappropriate
behavior will result in the permanent loss of all parking and tailgating privileges.
Texas A&M University is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss or theft of
materials/items/personal property left overnight.
In case of emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies call University Police at 979.845.2345.
Site-Specific Rules for Tailgating