Game Day Tailgating

Football (750x300 px)


  1. All campus lots open three (3) hours prior to start of the game.
    (i.e. - 10:00 a.m. for 1:00 p.m. kick-off / 3:00 p.m. for 6:00 p.m. kick-off
  2. Use one space per car when tailgating. Please maintain the aisles for emergency vehicle traffic.
  3. Alcohol is prohibited on campus property. Violators will be asked to leave the premises. Intoxicated spectators will not be allowed admission to the game.
  4. Deep fryer use is prohibited on University property. Charcoal or gas grills only. The maximum propane cylinder size is 20 lbs.
  5. Smoking is prohibited on campus property by Iowa State law.
  6. All bags and backpacks are subject to search prior to entry to the game.
  7. The North Finley lot will be designated for the Visiting team's fans - located off of McCormick Street and Finley Street.
  8. Lots will close 60 minutes after the game.

Prohibited Items

When planning your tailgate, please note the following are NOT permitted:
  • Alcohol of any kind (bottles, cans, kegs, plastic cups)
  • Deep fryers
  • Drones
  • Open flames (i.e. fire pits)
  • Propane cylinders larger than 20 lbs.
  • Stakes

Important Numbers

  • Campus Security: 563.589.3333
  • Emergency: 9-1-1

Go Spartans!