Football Tailgate Policy
This policy was amended and the modifications to this policy became effective June
15, 2006. (Reference the Business Policy Letter at http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/administration/buspolletter/BPL0607.pdf)
- Tailgating (with and without alcohol) is permitted three hours prior to the game and
at half time only. Game attendees are expected to behave in a responsible and civil
manner at all times.
- Tailgating (with alcohol) is permitted in the following parking lots only: Lots 35,
36 and 37 (lots immediately west of the stadium).
- Glass containers, kegs and common alcohol containers are prohibited.
- Consumption of alcohol is prohibited when use or possession creates a danger to self
- Drinking games and devices that promote binge drinking are prohibited. All such items
will be confiscated and destroyed.
- Underage drinking is not permitted; all local and state laws must be obeyed.
- Parking Lots 3, 35, 36 and 37 will be utilized for game parking; a fee for parking
will be charged. Lots 27, 41, and 33 will be utilized for overflow traffic and a fee
for parking will be charged, for those attending the football game. Lot 17 is reserved
for individuals utilizing the Student Recreation Center.
- Entrance to parking lots will be allowed three hours prior to the game start time.
- Parking spaces will not be allowed to be reserved; vehicles will be parked as they
arrive on a first-come, first serve basis. Vehicles may not be parked in a fashion
that obstructs the free flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
- A vehicle must occupy a parking space; grills, tables, furniture and other items are
permitted as long as they are of size to occupy the same space.
- Oversized vehicles that require more then one space will be charged accordingly.
- Only tents authorized by the Athletic Director will be allowed.
- REMINDER: It is risky to serve alcoholic beverages to anyone other than yourself and
your immediate party. Michigan law requires a license before a person can sell, trade
or give away alcoholic beverages. A violation of this law is a felony. A social host
does not need a license to serve his/her invited guests who fall within the usual
understanding of friends and personal visitors. A social host may be legally and civilly
liable to guests and others for injuries resulting from serving alcohol, especially
to a minor.