UTPB football tailgating policies

UTPB football tailgating policies

Heading to the UTPB football game this weekend? Here's what you need to know to tailgate at any home game this season.

Where Can I Tailgate?

Tailgating for UTPB fans will take place in the west Parking lot at Ratliff stadium.

When Can I Come to the Stadium to Tailgate?

You may enter the facility to set-up at 12:00 PM.

Tailgate End Time

It is recommended that tailgating activity end at 6:40 PM. The parking lot must be cleared by 11:00 PM.


There is no charge for parking or to participate in tailgating activity.

Parking Orientation

Large vehicles (Motor Homes) should park in a north-south orientation.

Smaller vehicles should park in an east-west orientation.

Traffic lanes must remain clear at all times.

Restrooms and Dumpsters

Minimal numbers of portable toilets and dumpsters will be available along the west fence. Please plan to take your trash with you.

Consumption of Alcohol

Possession and consumption of alcohol is limited by state law. Minors cannot possess or consume alcohol. Drinking games, kegs, and uncontrolled access to alcohol are not allowed. Drunken behavior will not be tolerated. Know when to say when.

Tents and Canopies

You may not stake tents or canopies. Sandbags or other devices must be used to secure your structures.


Grilling is allowed. Control your burners and keep them a safe distance from any flammable items. Cool your charcoal and take it with you when you leave.

Vendors and Soliciting

Individuals and groups are not allowed to sell merchandise or food in the lots. If you are interested in promoting or selling items in the facility, permission must be obtained from the athletic department. If interested, please email aicinena_s@utpb.edu.

Tailgating Activity Timeline

12:00 p.m. - Gates are open for tailgate set-up. Spaces cannot be saved for others.

3:00 p.m. - Registration for Contest/Activity at the

Medical Center Health System Falcon Flyway Stage

9/3 - Corn Hole Tournament

9/10 - Karaoke Contest (Registration at 3:00 - event begins at 3:30)

9/17 - Arts and Crafts Fair (Event held from 12:00 – 7:00). Space will be limited. Vendor fee $100. Contact Aicinena_s@utpb.edu if you are interested in selling

9/24 - Smoking Wings Grilling Competition (registration at 3:00). Hot wing eating competition Sponsored by Tilted Kilt (4:30)

10/8 - Homecoming Tailgate Decoration Contest. Theme: UTPB is Falcon Awesome

10/22 - Pink the Basin Tailgate Contest. Theme: Obliterate Cancer

11/5 - Barbecue Contest. Nominal awards for Beef, Chicken & Pork selections

5:00 p.m. - Live Music Sponsored by Rolling 7's Ranch

Medical Center Health System Falcon Flyway Stage

9/3 - Ransom Rhodes

9/10 - Danny Cadra

9/17 - Forgotten Road

9/24 - Chet Johnson

10/8 - Twisted Texas

10/22 - Chet Johnson

11/5 - Justin Kent Band

6:00 p.m. - Falcon Cheer Activity

Medical Center Health System Falcon Flyway Stage

6:40 p.m. - Depart for UTPB Marching Band performance

7:00 p.m. - Kickoff

11:00 p.m. - All vehicles must leave the lot

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