Around Campus: Tailgating

Tailgating makes football
games even more fun

Texas State's Tailgating Crew helps rev up spirit during game season.

Tailgating is the all-American way to prepare for a Texas State football game, with the ideal combination of sports, food and fun.

All Bobcats fans are encouraged to take part in all the activities. Due to construction around Bobcat Stadium, tailgating will take place in the Strahan Coliseum parking lot, west of Bobcat Stadium at the intersection of Charles Austin Drive and Aquarena Springs Drive, beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of home football games. There is no charge to participate.

The first home game of the season will kickoff at 6 p.m. on Satruday, Sept. 17, when the Bobcats host Tarleton State University.

Tailgating Map

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The focus of Texas State tailgating is Bobcat Alley, which features live music, fan zones, kids’ play areas and vendors selling food and beverages. The Bobcat Marching Band parades through the parking lot on the way to the stadium as well.

Bobcats fans can create their own entertainment, too, and they are welcome to bring grills, coolers, portable chairs, Texas State decorations, well-anchored tents or canopies, generators, folding tables, food and beverages.

Judges will select an H-E-B Tailgater of the Game, and winners will be featured in-store at the H-E-B on Hopkins Street in San Marcos and receive a $100 H-E-B gift card.

And while parking in the tailgate area is limited, other parking lots are nearby, and bus routes around campus and San Marcos on game day make getting around easy.

Portable restrooms are available at Bobcat Alley, and restrooms are located inside Bobcat Stadium. Facilities are available for disposing of trash and coals from barbecue grills.

The Texas State Athletics website has information and guidelines on tailgating as well as a complete football season schedule and a links to media coverage.

Associated Student Government at Texas State coordinates vendor contracts and logistics for tailgating. Vendors or businesses that would like to reserve a spot in Bobcat Alley need to fill out a vendor form and pay a fee of $125 per game. Organizations that would like a reserved spot need to fill out an organization form and pay a fee of $50 per game.

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