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Homecoming & Family Weekend Tailgate Party
October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Homecoming & Family Weekend Tailgate Party begins at 4 p.m. in the parking lot and inside of the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center. Get ready for the big game at the Homecoming & Family Weekend Tailgate Party! Take in an esports exhibition of Rocket League and Madden, listen to some great music, enjoy face painting, inflatables and much, much more! This event is FREE for everyone. Those who pre-register receive FREE food/drink/dessert bucks ($20 value per guest) to be used at the various food vendors on-site, as well as at the beer & wine garden (this deal can be purchased on-site the day of the tailgate for $15 per person). Join in eating delicious food from a variety of food trucks, and enjoy an assortment of games and activities for all ages!
There are a few options for Tailgate Party parking – please be sure to read on for VERY IMPORTANT details! FREE parking can be found in the Brandt Student Center parking lot and/or parking garage (shuttles will be available to take you over to the Wilkins Athletics & Events Center). If you’d rather park closer to the action, parking in the Wilkins Athletics & Events Center (WAEC) costs $10 per space and must be purchased in advance (choose “Home Parking” or “Garage Parking”); please note that regardless of the option you select, the first SU fans to arrive will be directed to the WAEC lot and overflow will go into the garage. You’re free to tailgate in your parking space, but if you’d like some additional tailgating room, purchase the $30 “HOME Tailgating” option in advance (IN ADDITION to your $10 parking) to have a reserved tailgating space in the Hornet Athletics tailgating area, a grassy area next to Wilkins Athletics & Events Center.
There are no cash sales at the parking entrance or Shentel Stadium gate, so be sure to purchase parking (and your tickets to the Homecoming Football Game) online in advance. Be sure to have your digital parking ticket ready on your phone when you approach the parking entrance. Digital parking tickets and game tickets cannot be screenshots. Here is a video example of how to purchase parking and/or game tickets and how to redeem them at the parking entrance/Shentel Stadium gates!