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Tailgating At Apogee Stadium

Tailgating is as much a tradition at Mean Green football games as any other university, and North Texas took tailgating into account when it constructed Apogee Stadium, setting aside an area just outside the stadium for students, fans and alumni to gather before games. It's called The Hill, a gentle rise dotted with trees lying east of the entrance to the stadium.

Tailgating takes place on the Hill, in all parking lots adjacent to Apogee Stadium, in the Fouts Field lot, and on the main campus before every home game.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and tailgate prior to the game. Campus parking lots open at 8 a.m., and tailgating items may dropped off near Apogee Stadium at the former Radisson Hotel parking lot adjacent to The Hill. Entry will be from the I-35 South Access Road.

Tailgating Drop-Off Area
Apogee Stadium tailgating drop-off map

Tailgating activity that takes up vacant parking spaces or interferes with traffic flow within a parking lot is prohibited. Saving spaces for other vehicles is also prohibited.

Responsible and lawful consumption of alcohol is permitted within University rules and protocols. Police patrol the tailgating areas and enforce applicable laws.

Glass containers and kegs are NOT permitted.

Commercially-sponsored tailgates are prohibited except in designated locations. To organize such a tailgate, contact the sales department at 940-565-2527.

Tents, tarps or canopies are not permitted if they impede foot or vehicular traffic or if they extend into additional parking spaces. In order to protect parking lot surfaces, tents, awnings, and similar items that require ground stakes are prohibited. Violators of this policy will be asked by University Event Staff to dismantle the tent, tarp, or canopy. Stakes used in the green space area may not be longer than 12 inches or wider than half an inch in order to not interfere with underground utilities. Weights or sandbags are encouraged.

Fans from visiting teams are invited to join in the tailgating scene at Apogee. Click here for the Visitor's Tailgating Guide.

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