Are you ready for Aggie football? Texas A&M is an amazing campus, and one of the greatest experiences can be had on a Saturday afternoon in the fall at a football game in Aggieland. Football season is exciting for so many. Over the last several years we have seen an increase in participation in tailgating before Aggie athletic events. Increased popularity has led to more safety concerns and damage to the campus. Tailgating is enjoyed by many and is a highlight for many students, fans, and visitors. A plan for responsible tailgating was developed to ensure that this unique experience remains fun for all, as well as safe, with family-oriented activities to celebrate the day. Here are a few things to remember to enjoy tailgating responsibly:
- Tailgating amenities or tents may not obstruct sidewalks, drive lanes or pedestrian walkways. Pedestrians must use caution when crossing roads or parking lots.
- Tents and canopies should be anchored appropriately. Unanchored tents/canopies easily can blow over and present a safety hazard as well as causing damage to property.
- Alcoholic beverages must be consumed responsibly and is only permitted in certain areas on the day of the event. Areas where alcohol is prohibited can be found here: http://gameday.12thman.com/tailgate-rules.html#responsible
- All BBQ grills, propane or otherwise, should be attended to at all times. All devices must have a cover and be easily moved in emergency situations.
- Hot coals must be doused and properly disposed of in specially designated Coal Dumpsters to prevent fires. The disposal of grease, hot coals or hazardous materials onto the grounds or into storm drains is prohibited.
Texas A&M University 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 979.845.2345. To review all tailgating rules and policies please visit: tailgating.tamu.edu