Football Tailgating Policy
The following standards have been developed so that North Dakota State University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests may enjoy their game day experience to the fullest. We anticipate your cooperation in observing each of these points, which are provided in the best interest of health and safety. Thank you very much.
Reserved tailgating opens 5½ hours before kickoff. All other lots open 5 hours before kickoff. Tailgating ends 30 minutes prior to kickoff. All guests are required to exit the tailgating lots at this time. Tailgating is not permitted in the parking lots during the game. Lots close 1 hour after the game or 11:00 p.m., whichever comes first.
Tailgating is allowed in designated parking lots. Alcohol is allowed in Fargodome lots E, F and G, and NDSU lot NQ. Consumption and possession of alcohol is prohibited in Fargodome lots A, AA, B, C, D, and all other NDSU lots.
• Lot A and AA are staff, media, and suiteholders
• Lot B and C are $5 Cash game day parking
• Lot D is Team Makers reserved parking
• Lot E, F and G are reserved tailgating
• NDSU Lot NQ is overflow non-reserved tailgating
• NDSU Lot R North is Team Makers reserved parking
• NDSU Lot R South, RF and F are $5 game day parking
No tailgating, no alcohol in NDSU parking lots (except NQ).
Reserved Tailgating: Lot D will be used for reserved tailgating lineup. All tailgating spots in Lots E, F, and G will have a Lot, Row and Space designation based on priority points. Reserved spots are $20 per spot, per game in increments of 2 with a maximum of 6 per account. Renewals are due May 1. New spots are assigned by June 1. For more information, contact Helena Johnston at (701) 231-6172.
Non-Reserved Tailgating: Non-reserved spots will be available in NDSU Lot NQ. Parking is $5 cash per spot with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 spots. Additionally, a “twice the size of your vehicle” maximum number of spots applies. Single vehicles with no trailers have a maximum of 2 spots. A vehicle with a trailer has a maximum of 4 spots. Staff will direct vehicles to spots.
Non-Reserved Tailgating Lineup: Fans who wish to tailgate together should arrive together. Non-reserved lineup begins at 5:00 p.m. Friday (for Saturday games) along the south side of 17th Avenue. Vehicles must be attended at all times; they may not be parked and abandoned. Law enforcement and event staff will be present to assist with this lineup. Tailgating is prohibited on University and City of Fargo streets prior to entering the lot.
Campus Parking: Game day parking is available for $5 cash per spot in NDSU Lots R, RF and F west and south of the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. Vehicles shall enter from 14th Street near the Team Makers Athletic Fields.
Rules & Regulations
The University, Athletic Department and the Fargodome reserve the right to restrict any vehicle or person for reasons of safety.
Reserved tailgating parking passes must be visible while vehicle is parked in Lots E, F and G during tailgate hours. All vehicles parked in tailgate spots not allocated and/or reserved by vehicle’s owner will be subject to be towed at owner’s expense and risk.
For safety reasons, we ask that all beverages be consumed from aluminum cans, aluminum bottles, plastic or paper cups. No glass permitted in tailgating lots.
Under no circumstances shall persons under 21 years of age have possession of alcoholic beverages in the tailgating areas.
Drinking games and the use of devices intended to accelerate the consumption of alcohol are prohibited.
Beer kegs, party balls and glass bottles of beverages are prohibited in all parking areas.
Open containers of alcoholic beverages are not permitted outside the designated lots
Individuals who interfere with the rights of other people by the use of loud, abusive language and behavior that prevent others from enjoying tailgating and the game will be asked to cease the behavior or leave the event.
Noise amplification or music must be kept to a reasonable level.
Tailgating participants are responsible for keeping Fargodome and Athletic Department surrounding areas clean. Trash and recycling bins are located on every lot. Trash bags, recycling and cleanliness are the responsibility of each individual tailgate area.
Solicitation is not allowed on the University campus or Fargodome property without permit. The sale of items by anyone other than Athletic Department personnel is prohibited unless the Athletic Department has granted prior approval. All Fargodome solicitation policies apply.
The promotion or advertising of a business, product/service or sale of items by anyone other than Athletic Department personnel is prohibited unless the Athletic Department has granted prior approval. Tailgaters cannot sublet or use spots for commercial activity.
Open flame fires, including fire pits, are prohibited in parking lots. Propane and charcoal grills are permitted. Please properly dispose of all hot coals.
Restrooms are available in the southwest corner of Fargodome from the opening of the tailgating lots until Fargodome doors open. Portable toilets are available in all tailgating lots. Additional restrooms available include the Fargodome east lobby.
Per Federal Aviation Administration policy drones are not permitted on Fargodome and University property, including all parking lots.
No unauthorized use of motorized vehicles allowed in the tailgate lots.
No personal property is permitted to be left behind in Fargodome parking lots between games. This includes vehicles, tents, trailers, portable toilets or any other tailgating property. All property must be removed from the parking lots prior to the following Monday at 12:00pm.
Animals must be on a leash and well behaved at all times and all owners assume responsibility for the actions of their animal.
Please be aware that individuals who violate the above rules and regulations will be asked to leave the property and be subject to legal penalties and the potential loss of tailgating privileges.
COURTESY OF: NDSU ATHLETICS, FARGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, FARGODOME
EACH TAILGATER ASSUMES ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH TAILGATING AND WAIVES ALL CLAIMS AGAINST NDSU, THE NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, FARGODOME, TEAM MAKERS CLUB INC. AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE SUSTAINED DURING TAILGATING. EACH TAILGATER SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS NDSU, THE NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, FARGODOME, TEAM MAKERS CLUB INC. AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ALL LIABILITY, LOSSES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, COSTS AND EXPENSES TO WHICH THEY MAY BECOME SUBJECT BY REASON OF THE TAILGATER’S NEGLIGENT, GROSSLY NEGLIGENT OR INTENTIONAL ACT OR OMISSION.