The University promotes community-building activities for its faculty, staff, students, and visitors, and recognizes that tailgating has the potential to enhance the TCF Bank Stadium event experience within a safe, responsible, and controlled environment.
Tailgating is permitted only on Gopher football game days in designated areas, during specified hours, and under the conditions specified in the Tailgating Rules. Tailgating is not permitted for events at any venue on the Twin Cities campus other than TCF Bank Stadium.
Individuals who violate this policy, the Tailgating Rules, or applicable policies, rules, or law may be assessed fines; lose their season tickets, parking, or tailgating privileges; be removed from campus; and, for students, be subjected to disciplinary action under Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code.
This policy supports the Gopher football experience. The vice president for University Services may approve tailgating at non-Gopher football events held in TCF Bank Stadium at their discretion.
In rare instances, the vice president for University Services in consultation with the director of Intercollegiate Athletics may grant exceptions to the Tailgating Rules within the scope of the law.
This policy applies to the Twin Cities campus only, and only to those events held in TCF Bank Stadium.
Reason for Policy
To provide the framework for responsible tailgating on Gopher football game days or approved TCF Bank Stadium event days that enhances the event experience, promotes a safe campus environment, and preserves the beauty of the campus.