Tailgating is rapidly becoming an Elon tradition. Nothing could be better than gathering with friends before home football games. Elon is a beautiful setting for college football and we welcome groups of students to register for tailgating in the reserved Student Zone while members of the general public can tailgate in the Moseley Lot.
Students can download the Tailgating Registration Form here. Fill out the form and bring it by Moseley 207, or mail it to Adam Bell, 2973 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244. All registration forms must be received a minimum of 8 days prior to the game-- this allows time to share information with campus police, arrange for passes and order necessary supplies.
Note: Student Zone Packages are limited. All requests will be considered on a first come, first served basis, but groups may lose tailgating privileges if deemed necessary based on prior behavior.
REGISTRATION DEADLINES FOR HOME GAMES
|Game Date||Game Time||Opponent||Tailgating Opens||Registration Deadline|
|09/08/2012||7:00 pm||North Carolina Central||3:00 pm||09/06/2012|
|09/15/2012||3:00 pm||West Virginia State||11:00 am||09/13/2012|
|09/29/2012||1:30 pm||Wofford (Family Weekend)||9:30 am||09/27/2012|
|10/20/2012||3:00 pm||Western Carolina (Homecoming)||11:00 am||10/18/2012|
|10/27/2012||3:00 pm||Furman||11:00 am||10/25/2012|
|11/10/2012||1:30 pm||Samford||9:30 am||11/08/2012|
Tailgating for Homecoming 2012 (October 20) will be available for all Alumni. All alumni questions regarding Homecoming 2012 should be directed to the Elon University Alumni Association at 336-278-7442.
Tailgating will be allowed for the general public in the Moseley Center Parking Lot. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis starting 4 hours prior to kick-off. Members of the general public are expected to follow the same rules as our students in creating a positive, family-friendly atmosphere for all fans to enjoy.
Tailgating is a vibrant and family friendly environment. Please be respectful of those surrounding you, being mindful of your choice of language and volume of music. Stereo speakers must be at a volume that will not disrupt other guests. (See alcohol policy below.) We want the tailgating experience to be enjoyed by all. Groups are personally responsible for making sure their guests act appropriately.
Each student group wishing to participate in tailgating will designate a minimum of two “Tailgating Captains” to attend each event (being on site at all times), represent their group throughout the season, and be responsible for working with his or her group to uphold university policies. If a group expects more than 100 participants, they must have at least a third Captain on site at all times. All Tailgate Captains will meet with Student Activities prior to each game for training and/or a review of expectations.
Student groups may enter the parking area 4 hours before game time. All events and activities must end 30 minutes prior to kick-off.
All groups are responsible for making sure their assigned tailgating area is cleaned prior to departing for the game. Immediately at the conclusion of tailgating (30 minutes prior to the start of the game):
All trash/recyclable items must be picked up and sorted into proper receptacles. This includes trash around your assigned area. Trash should be closed in bags or trash containers.
All cigarette butts must be picked up.
All leftover food/beverages must be placed in proper containers and stored.
All rented tables and chairs must be returned to the Tailgating Staff.
All clean up procedures must be completed before entering the stadium.
Tailgating spaces not completely cleaned prior to kick-off could result in the group’s loss of future tailgating privileges.
Alcohol (beer and wine only) will be permitted in the tailgating area. No common containers (kegs, party balls, etc…) will be allowed. Individuals over 21 must provide their own alcoholic beverages. Groups are responsible for making sure only those who are 21 years of age or older consume alcohol. All beverages, including alcohol, must be in opaque cups. All alcoholic beverages must remain in coolers or closed containers and not out in the open. Inappropriate behavior by a guest may result in that person being removed from the tailgate area (and facing campus judicial or possibly legal charges). The group’s tailgating privileges may also be suspended.
What is a tailgate without great food? Groups may bring their own picnic items and food to the tailgate parking area. Grilling is permitted, but all grills must be elevated. All catered events must go through ARAMARK. Any group using an outside vendor on the premises may face university fines and/or loss of future privileges.
Groups who tailgate must follow these risk management policies:
Do not transport individuals in the back of pickup trucks. (Nor should they be allowed to stand in or on the vehicles.)
Provide food for their group.
Provide plenty of non-alcoholic beverages, but do NOT provide alcoholic beverages. (Individuals must bring their own beverages or the group may hire a third party vendor.)
Clean up assigned area.
Be sure at least one member of the group does not consume alcohol and can assist those who may exceed a low-risk drinking limit.
No group or individual is permitted to participate in "drinking games" (i.e. beer pong, flip cup, etc…).
Educate ALL group members and guests about the tailgate policies.
Tailgating Captains should be present at all times.
University Staff and Campus Police have the right to remove any individual or group from the tailgating area due to inappropriate or unsafe behavior.
Phans are allowed to bring their own portable tents for tailgating purposes only. Tents must be erected without stakes for support. Tents may be rented by calling Student Activities at (336) 278-7207 at least 10 days in advance. Rental fees are $240.00 for a 10x10 tent and must be paid in advance. Tents are not allowed for commercial business or displays.
Groups may rent tables for $10.00 each and chairs for $3.00 each. Tables and chairs may be picked up and returned to/from the Registration Tent in Phoenix Tailgate City.