General Tailgating Rules
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Tailgating is a longstanding tradition before Mizzou football contests, built on the tradition of enjoying the fellowship of friends, the Mizzou Spirit, and great Mizzou Football. To enhance the game day experience, to make sure that game days are safe for everyone, and to preserve the beauty of the campus, University of Missouri and Mizzou Athletics encourage responsible tailgating and offer the following.
- General Rules for Responsible Tailgating
- Site Specific Rules for Responsible Tailgating
- Tips for Enjoying Gameday
Student Tailgating Information
The Missouri Students Association has created The Jungle, located at metered parking lot CG-17 at the corner of Maryland Avenue and Rollins Street. Its purpose is to provide a fun, safe and collective tailgating experience for MU students. To reserve space at The Jungle, visit their website.
University Rules permit the use of alcoholic beverages at tailgate parties or picnic activities at NCAA intercollegiate athletic events only on the day of the event and in the general proximity of the event, including outdoor locations or in outdoor parking areas. In accordance with the alcoholic beverage laws of the Missouri individuals must be at least 21 years old to purchase, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages. The use of alcoholic beverages by members of the University of Missouri community is at all times subject to the alcoholic beverage laws of the State of Missouri.
Most importantly, individuals, groups and organizations holding or participating in tailgate parties are responsible for their own conduct and are expected to respect the rights of others and the entire University community.
General Rules for Responsible Tailgating
- Priority parking reserved tailgating areas are reserved for Tiger fans that are members of the Tiger Scholarship Fund.
- Individuals are responsible for compliance with all local and state laws governing alcohol consumption.
- Any person damaging University property will be responsible for the cost of repairs; including damages to grass from cooking grease and sprinkler damage.
- Green spaces within 15 feet of parking lots are reserved for fans assigned to those parking lots.
- Unless otherwise designated, site setup may begin no earlier than 8 a.m.(the day of a NCAA-recognized campus sporting event). Delineating perimeters ("staking ground") for tailgate sites prior to "set-up day" is prohibited.
- No overnight occupancy is allowed in tailgating areas. Tailgating sites open at 8:00 a.m. on "game day" and must be cleared and cleaned by midnight or 3 hours after the game, whichever is later. (please see RV policies for overnight policies)
- Driving or parking private vehicles on any and all green spaces and sidewalks is prohibited.
- Tents or canopies (should not exceed 10’ X 10’) must be secured and may not obstruct sidewalks, drive lanes or pedestrian walkways. (and must be an extension of your vehicle).Tailgating amenities including furniture, grills, generators or satellite dishes, may not obstruct sidewalks, drive lanes or pedestrian walkways.
- Where BBQ grills are allowed, all BBQ grills, propane or otherwise, should be attended to at all times. Grills on trailers may not be driven onto green spaces. Hot coals must be doused and properly disposed of in specially designated Coal Bins to prevent fires. Fires built on the ground and open fire pit devices are prohibited. Grills are prohibited in all University of Missouri campus parking garages.
- All generators must be equipped with a noise reducing device (manufacturer-approved cover or muffler). Special care and consideration should be taken when managing fuel and extension cords affiliated with generators. Generators are prohibited in all University of Missouri campus Parking Garages.
- Use of motorized recreational vehicles, including four-wheelers, golf carts, mules, gators, scooters, motorized skateboards, etc., is prohibited.
- Pets are not allowed to run at large in tailgating sites or on campus and must be leashed at all times according to local leash laws. Furthermore, animals shall not be left unattended or secured to university property. Please clean up after your pet.
- Dispose of all trash in trash receptacles located in tailgating areas or pack it out. The disposal of grease, hot coals or hazardous materials onto the grounds or into storm drains is prohibited.
- Commercial activity or solicitations are not allowed on campus. Please contact University of Missouri Business Services Department at (573) 882-7254.
- University of Missouri, Mizzou Athletics and University Police Department reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time – inappropriate behavior will result in the permanent loss of all parking and tailgating privileges.
- University of Missouri is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss or theft of materials/items/personal property left overnight.
- In case of emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies call University Police at (573) 882-7201
Site Specific Rules for Responsible Tailgating
- Open-Access Sites are any areas that are outside of the 15-feet distance from designated paid or permit parking lots and are not tied to parking privileges tailgating is not allowed in these open access sites
- Driving or parking private vehicles on green spaces is prohibited.
Corporate and/or Reserved Tent Sites
- Corporate and/or Reserved Tent Sites are subject to Responsible Tailgating General Rules as well as these additional site-specific rules. For information on reserving these sites, contact Mizzou Sports Properties at (573) 445-6060.
- The person(s) renting Corporate and/or Reserved Tent Sites are responsible for the conduct of their Guests. No parking accommodations are made for Guests in this area. Guests must purchase a parking space for their vehicle in areas designated for public parking.
- Caterers must obtain delivery passes from Mizzou Athletics by Wednesday of game week at (573) 882-2449.
- In case of emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies call University Police at (573) 882-7201.
RV Lots (Lots O-RV and X-RV)
- Entry is permitted into both RV lots no earlier than 6:00 p.m. before Gameday. Please do not block the entrance before entry time or stage on campus prior to 6 p.m.
- The close configuration of RV Lots requires that our guests be good neighbors and conduct themselves in a manner that provides for the comfort and enjoyment of all.
- All RV Lot patrons must display the appropriate pass for access and parking, vehicles not displaying the appropriate pass will be towed at the owner's expense.
- RV Lots are for Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recognized recreational vehicles and Commercial Charter/School buses only. Transportation Services reserves the right to remove any vehicle that is not appropriate for the RV area.
- Every lot has specific opening/operational times. DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY – Parking, stopping or queuing up on streets, in parking lots, or circling early is strictly prohibited.
- Tent camping or camping in tow vehicles, pickup trucks or vehicles not designated as RVs by MoDOT is prohibited.
- Do not remove or move barricades, barrels, or any other traffic control devices. All signs and instructions for lots must be obeyed.
- The RV must be confined to one RV space (4 general public parking spaces). Only one (1) RV and one (1) tow vehicle or trailer is permitted in each assigned designated space. Amenities such as awnings, grills, and furniture must be utilized within allotted space.
- The person(s) renting an RV space are responsible for the conduct of their Guests. No parking accommodations are made for Guests in this area. Guests to RV Lots must purchase a parking space for their vehicle in areas designated for public parking.
- All sidewalks, drive lanes and fire lanes must be kept clear of all equipment and vehicles. Cords, satellite dishes, etc., must be confined to each allotted RV space and cannot be stretched across drive lanes.
- All BBQ grills, propane or otherwise, should be attended to at all times. Hot coals must be doused and properly disposed of in specially designated Coal Bins to prevent fires. Fires built on the ground and open fire pit devices are prohibited.
- The sale of food and/or beverages or other commercial activities (including sales solicitation or advertising) are not permitted without the express written consent of the University of Missouri.
- Generators must be equipped with a noise-reducing device (manufacturer-approved cover or muffler). Special care should be taken when managing fuel and extension cords affiliated with generators.
- Children should be supervised at all times – please use extreme caution when driving into or leaving the parking lots.
- Pets are not allowed to run at large in tailgating sites, they must be leashed and kept within the confines of the RV space or remain in the RV. Furthermore, animals shall not be left unattended or secured to university property. Clean up after your pet.
- Dispose of all trash in trash receptacles or pack it out. No disposal of grease, coals or hazardous materials onto the grounds or into storm drains.
- NO dump stations are located on the campus of University of Missouri.
- University of Missouri is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss or theft of materials/items/personal property occurring in the RV Lot.
- In case of emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies call University Police at 573-882-7201.
Tips for Enjoying Gameday
- Faurot Field gates open 90 minutes prior to kick-off. Get to your seat early and join the pre-game festivities.
- Watch out for children. They are some of the most loyal fans and will carry on the Mizzou tradition.
- Observe safe principles of operation of barbeque pits and grills and open flame cooking. Properly store flammable liquids. Open flame cooking and alcohol consumption are not allowed in parking garages.
- Don't park or drive on sidewalks or lawns. Refrain from operating privately owned golf carts or unlicensed four wheelers on university property.
- If you serve alcoholic beverages, ensure that you have a sufficient number of designated drivers to accommodate your guests. Serve food and non-alcoholic beverages as well.
- If you drink, drink responsibly and pace your drinking. Know your limit. Watch out for your friends. Drinking laws are strictly enforced.
- Pick up after yourself and your party. Properly dispose of any trash or tailgate paraphernalia.
- Respect the secure access of campus academic buildings.
- Animals must be leashed at all times and should not be left unattended or secured to university property.
- Be respectful of your fellow Tigers who are working on game day. They are there to provide a safe, fun-filled experience for all who attend the games.
- As a reminder, commercial advertising signage and displays are prohibited in tailgate areas.
- Help us keep this a fun, safe and secure experience. If you see something dangerous or disruptive, say something to a university official.