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2017 Yale Football Student Tailgate Rules


Yale Tailgating Rules

We are committed to creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all fans, both in our venues and in the parking lots. Yale University permits tailgating on football game days in designated areas, during specified hours, and under the conditions outlined in these Tailgating rules. 

Yale Event Staff, Parking Staff, Security Staff and Law Enforcement will enforce all policies. All guests’ belongings including vehicles are subject to search by staff.  Persons visibly under the influence or impaired will not be admitted into the tailgate areas or the Yale Bowl. Yale University reserves the right to alter and interpret regulations described below.


Hours of Operation

- vs. Cornell, Holy Cross, Columbia, Brown
Parking lots open three (3) hours prior to kickoff

- vs. Harvard
Parking lots open four (4) hours prior to kickoff

Vehicles must depart the lots no later than one (1) hour after the conclusion of the game.


Tailgating Permits and Space

- Yale students must pre-register their tailgates with the Yale Department of Athletics.
- Box Trucks are NOT PERMITTED.
- Upon departing, you are expected to clean up your parking spot. Bring trash bags with you to dispose of trash. Neatly tied trash bags can be left or taken to dumpsters located throughout the parking lot areas. Please refrain from leaving loose trash and litter in the parking areas. 


Activities and Equipment

The following items and activities are allowed in Student Tailgate Areas:

- Gas Grills with a maximum propane cylinder size of 20 lbs.
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons of legal drinking age, and in conformance with Connecticut State Laws, City of New Haven Ordinances, and University Policies
- Single table, pop-up tents and/or tailgate chairs that do not block parking spots and/or drive aisles

The following items and activities are NOT allowed in parking lots:

- Kegs, drinking game accessories, excessive quantities or common source containers of alcoholic beverages
- Underage Drinking
- Glass containers
- Open fires fueled by charcoal, wood, or other combustible materials of any kind
- Amplified music
- Couches or other large furniture items
- No electric or gas generators

If your conduct endangers or disrupts the players, coaches, officials, or other patrons, the University reserves the right to remove you from the premises without a refund and with a potential loss of ticket privileges for future games. Yale University students who are in violation of policy may be referred to their Residential College HOC for follow-up and possible disciplinary action.