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Site Specific Rules

Open Access Sites

Open Access Sites are any tailgating areas that are outside of the 15-feet distance from designated parking lots and are not tied to parking privileges. They are available to any patrons who setup a tailgate based on Responsible Tailgating General Rules and these additional Site-Specific Rules.

 

Spence Park

    1. Tents may be secured by using stakes which penetrate the ground to a maximum depth of 12 inches. If your tent cannot be safely secured using a depth of less than 12 inches we recommend you contact the manufacturer to recommend alternative forms of ballast or use a combination of smaller tents.
    2. Generators are prohibited in Spence Park. Marine batteries and inverters may be used to power electrical appliances.
    3. BBQ Grills on trailers are prohibited in Spence Park. Small grills that can be carried by one or two persons are suitable.
    4. Delineating perimeters ("staking ground") for tailgate sites is prohibited at all times in Spence Park. With the existing lighting in Spence Park, these delineations can become a trip hazard after dark, especially for students leaving midnight yell.
    5. Driving or parking private vehicles on green spaces is prohibited. Tailgating supplies must be carried by hand to the site from the designated loading areas on Houston Street and Throckmorton Street.
    6. No parking accommodations are made for Guests in this area. Guests must purchase a parking space for their vehicle in areas designated for public parking.
    7. Houston Street will be closed three-and-a-half hours before the start of the game and will reopen one hour after the game ends or when traffic clears.
    8. In case of emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies call University Police at 979.845.2345.

    Reed Arena Grass

    1. Tents may be secured by using stakes which penetrate the ground to a maximum depth of 12 inches. If your tent cannot be safely secured using a depth of less than 12 inches we recommend you contact the manufacturer to recommend alternative forms of ballast or use a combination of smaller tents.
    2. Generators are permitted in this area and 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.
    3. All sidewalks, drive lanes and fire lanes must be kept clear of all equipment and vehicles. Cords, generators, satellite dishes, etc. must be confined to allotted space and cannot be stretched across drive lanes.
    4. Driving or parking private vehicles on any and all greenspaces and sidewalks is prohibited.
    5. Trailer mounted grills, smokers or televisions may be placed in the green spaces provided the towing vehicle does not enter the green space. All trailer mounted units (including tow hitches) should be able to fit within the confines of a normal parking space (. Units larger than a normal space should be parked in the oversized vehicle lot or Fan Field.
    6. In case of emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies call University Police at 979.845.2345.

    Oversized Vehicle Sites (Near Lot 65)

    1. Oversized Vehicle Sites are designed for buses, vans, and trailers that might be used for tailgating, but do not meet requirements for RV Lots and are too large for regular parking lot designation. These Oversized Vehicle spaces may be reserved through Transportation Services at 979.862.6585.
    2. 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.
    3. No parking accommodations are made for Guests in this area. Guests must purchase a parking space for their vehicle in areas designated for public parking.
    4. All sidewalks, drive lanes and fire lanes must be kept clear of all equipment and vehicles. Cords, generators, satellite dishes, etc. must be confined to allotted space and cannot be stretched across drive lanes.
    5. In case of emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies call University Police at 979.845.2345.

    Reserved Tent Sites and Visiting Team Special Event Sites

    Tailgate Guys will offer a range of full service, turnkey tailgating services to guests  located in Cain Park,  Simpson Drill Field, just north of Kyle Field, as well as part of Duncan Drill Field across the street from the President’s house.
    All tailgating equipment, which include tents, tables, chairs and even full media packages, will be set up in advance. Guests will also have the option to reserve coolers filled with ice, paper products and utensils, as well as several choices for full-service catering. Tailgate Guys will set up, tear down and clean up your site.
    Tailgate packages are now available for reservation for 2012 season. Additional information can be found by visiting www.tailgateguys.com or by calling 979-775-1700.

    RV Lots (Lots 100e, 50, 88, R, Olsen Park, Penberthy)

    We welcome all visitors to our campus and hope that you have a wonderful experience in the RV lots when you return to campus for Aggie football. Our goal is to provide a fun, friendly and safe environment for all. To achieve our goal, we ask for and need the help of every RV owner and their guests. The best way to ensure a great experience for all is to simply be a good neighbor.
    Part of being a good neighbor means minimizing noise and disruption for others. Being a good neighbor is also recognizing and accepting the fact that you may be in a parking lot that is converted into a temporary site for special events. If you do not use a "quiet" generator, you must install a manufacturer-approved muffler or use a cover that minimizes the noise. You should not be able to hear your generator much beyond the proximity of your designated space. Exhaust should be directed towards open areas such as tow vehicle spaces or drive lanes and always away from your immediate neighbor(s).
    Should Transportation Services staff receive complaints about your generator, we will alert you that the above noise minimizers must be put in place and you may be asked to turn the generator off until you can comply. Failure to meet these terms will result in removal from the lot for the weekend and admittance for future games will be contingent upon meetings these standards. Refunds will not be issued for evictions.
    Since these converted parking lots do not have electrical hook-ups, customers will use generators that will produce noise. Expect noise, some BBQ smoke and extra traffic. We ask that you be reasonable in your expectations and tolerant of your neighbors.
    If everyone will do their part on being a good neighbor, everyone will have another great RV experience this year for Aggie football weekends.
    Transportation Services has worked with an ice vendor who will circulate between RV and Tailgating lots on gameday.**
    1. The close configuration of RV Lots requires that our guests be good neighbors and conduct themselves in a manner that provides for the comfort and enjoyment of all. Persons to whom permits are issued, bearers and their guests are expected to be familiar with and abide by the RV rules published on Transportation Services' website.
    2. Every lot has specific opening/operational times. DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY — Parking, stopping or queuing up on streets, in parking lots, or circling early is strictly prohibited. Do NOT block the entrance or stage on campus before the lot opens.
    3. Tent camping or camping in tow vehicles, pickup trucks or vehicles not designated as RVs by TXDOT is prohibited.
    4. All RV Lot patrons must display the appropriate pass for access and parking, vehicles not displaying the appropriate pass will be towed at the owner's expense. Duplication of and/or passback of tow vehicle passes is prohibited. Violation of tow vehicle regulations by the permit holder or their guest may result in the cancellation of the permit and removal from the lot.
    5. RV Lots are for Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) recognized recreational vehicles only. Transportation Services reserves the right to remove any vehicle that is not appropriate for the RV area. RV permits are for RVs only and may not be used for any other vehicles.
    6. Party buses, trailers, vans, keg vans, etc., that do not meet the definition of a recreational vehicle are prohibited in RV Lots, but are permitted in Oversized Vehicle Sites on a space available basis.
    7.  The RV must be confined to only one RV space according to designated Lot Map (PDF). Tow vehicle spaces are not and will not be assigned. You must not encroach on the assigned space of another guest with your RV, tow vehicle, tents or awnings.
    8. All sidewalks, drive lanes and fire lanes must be kept clear of all equipment and vehicles. Cords, satellite dishes, etc., must be confined to each allotted RV space and cannot be stretched across drive lanes.
    9. Do not remove or move barricades, barrels, or any other traffic control devices. All signs and instructions for lots must be obeyed.
    10. If you do not use a 'quiet' generator, you must install a manufacturer-approved muffler or use a cover that minimizes the noise. Exhaust will be directed towards open areas such as tow vehicle spaces or drive lanes and always away from your immediate neighbor. If noise minimizers are not in place, you may be asked to turn the generator off until a noise minimizer can be put in place. Failure to comply will result in removal from the lot until compliance can be proven.
    11. Special care should be taken when managing fuel and extension cords affiliated with generators.
    12. No excessively loud music or noise will be tolerated at any time. If loud music or noise (e.g., barking dogs) becomes disturbing to others, you may be required to lower the music and/or noise level or cease it altogether. Please be courteous to others.
    13. The person(s) renting an RV space are responsible for the conduct of their Guests. No parking accommodations are made for guests in this area. Guests to RV Lots must purchase parking spaces for vehicles in areas designated for public parking.
    14. Children should be supervised at all times - please use extreme caution when driving into or leaving the parking lots.
    15. Pets are not allowed to run at large in tailgating sites, they must be leashed and kept within the confines of the RV space or remain in the RV. Furthermore, animals shall not be left unattended or secured to university property. Clean up after your pet.
    16. All BBQ grills, propane or otherwise, should be attended to at all times. Hot coals must be doused and properly disposed of in specially designated Coal Dumpsters to prevent fires. Fires built on the ground and open fire pit devices are prohibited.
    17. Dispose of all trash in trash receptacles or pack it out. No disposal of grease, coals or hazardous materials onto the grounds or into storm drains.
    18. Gray water/solid waste may be disposed of at the dump station located in Lot l00j at Olsen Field or l00d at the tennis courts - any other dumping on campus is strictly prohibited. Additional information will be supplied for a portable dump station for Sunday mornings.
    19. Texas A&M University is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss or theft of materials/items/personal property occurring in the RV Lot.
    20. The sale of food and/or beverages or other commercial activities (including sales solicitation or advertising) are not permitted without the express written consent of Texas A&M University.
    21. 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 privilege.

    General Rules for Tailgating