Football Tailgate Policy
This policy was amended and the modifications to this policy became effective September
2011. (Reference the Business Policy Letter at http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/administration/buspolletter/athletics/Football-Tailgate-Policy.pdf)
- Entrance to parking lots will be allowed three hours prior to the game start time.
Parking lots may be opened four (4) hours prior to game time for Homecoming activities.
Such activity will not start before 5:00 p.m. on a weekday.
- Tailgating (with and without alcohol) is permitted three hours prior to the game
and at half time ohly. Tailgating is permitted four hours prior to the game for Homecoming.
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 34,
35, 36, and 37 (lots immediately west of the stadium).
- Glass containers and kegs 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 2, 3, 16, 27, 34, 35, 36 and 37 will be utilized for game parking; a
fee for parking will be charged. Lot 17 is reserved for individuals utilizing the
Student Recreation Center.
- 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. The Athletic Director
is authorized to reserve portions of parking lots at home football games for special
events and groups.
- 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.
- Any deviation from this policy must be approved by the Vice President for Administration
- 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 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.