Weekend Tailgating Guidelines
on football game day is a wonderful and long-standing tradition at Texas Tech
University. The Association's tailgating policy is designed to ensure:
The comfort and enjoyment of game day patrons;
The safety, security, and well-being of all
people associated with game day activities;
The safeguarding and preservation of all public
property under the management of the University.
Tents, Awnings, Etc.
The Association will provide and set up one tent
for each chapter. Erecting additional tents,
awnings, and similar equipment may commence four hours immediately preceding
the game. Except the tent provided by the Association, chapters are encouraged
to take down and securely store all tailgating items prior to the start of the game. Otherwise, all tents, awnings, and similar
equipment and any cooker must be taken down and removed immediately following
the game. The Association, Parent & Family Relations and Texas Tech University
shall not be responsible for any items lost or stolen.
Any such items that are set up outside of this
timeframe, collapse or are blown off their sites, or are left after 10:00 a.m.
the day immediately following game day will be disposed of by the University at
Tents, awnings, similar items, and tailgating
activities of any kind are restricted to the Association’s designated
Tailgating activity that interferes with vehicle
movement within a parking lot is prohibited. In order to protect parking lot
surfaces, tents, awnings, and similar items that require ground stakes are
prohibited. However, tents, awnings, and
similar equipment must be securely anchored.
The Association provides and locates portable
toilets at convenient locations around the grounds.
Generators may be used so long as they do not
damage University property. If a generator is placed on a grassy area it must
rest on a board or other hard material to protect the grass and soil beneath.
The hooking into, connecting to, or similar use of University utilities and/or
television or communication cable services is prohibited.
All fires must be contained within grills or
other containers listed and approved specifically for cooking or heating and must have a
lid. No open flame cooking is allowed.
Fires built on the ground and open, firepit devices are prohibited. BBQ grills
and smokers are not allowed on any grass area and must be attended at all
times. Grills, smokers or other
open flame and heat producing devices shall be minimum of 25 feet away from
combustible structures or 10 feet away from non-combustible structures, and
shall not obstruct the ingress or egress from the parking lot.
Extinguish charcoal fires thoroughly with water
before leaving them unattended. Extinguish charcoal in designated containers or
remove it from campus for proper disposal to prevent fires. Do not dump charcoal on the ground, in
trash cans or in dumpsters.
During football games barrels are placed in each parking lot where
tailgating is allowed. These barrels are marked for disposal of hot coals. The
disposal of hot coals, grease or hazardous materials onto the grounds or into
storm drains is prohibited. Anyone leaving a parking lot with a live fire in a
grill or smoker is subject citation and will be detained until fully
extinguished. All sidewalks, driveways, fire lanes and parking lot driving
lanes must be kept clear for safety reasons.
use of propane grills is encouraged. The maximum
size propane gas cylinder allowed is 20 lbs. (5 gallon water capacity). A
maximum of one spare cylinder is allowed at any cooking location and shall be
located a minimum of 10 feet from the cooking or heating operation. While in
use and in storage, propane gas cylinders shall be secured in the upright
position or positioned so that the pressure relief valve is in direct
communication with the vapor space of the cylinder.
Tents shall be UL approved and have a Fire
Resistive Rating Label. Tents/canopies used in grilling area shall be
completely open on all sides. Cooking and heating shall not be conducted in
enclosed tents. A means to properly extinguish or turn off cooking or heating
devices shall be provided (i.e. fire extinguisher, gas control valve, etc.).
Vehicles entering the Texas Tech Parents
Association tailgating area must fit easily between the lines in a standard
parking lot spot. A hanging pass is required for a vehicle to enter the Texas
Tech Parents Association tailgating area.
Trailers, campers and RV vehicles are
prohibited from the Association’s designated tailgating lot.
Trailer parking is available on campus at other
designated sites. Contact the Red Raider
Club for additional parking information.
Texas Tech’s temporary food service and special event
guidelines and requirements are excellent to keep in mind when preparing and
For the most current
guidelines and requirements, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ehs/Web/TempFoodPermit.aspx