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Football Tailgating policy

Respectful and Orderly Environment
Tailgating at Pittsburg State University is a lively and family-friendly environment.  Each individual is  responsible for his or her behavior and is expected to act responsibly and be in compliance with university  policy, municipal ordinances, and state law.  All in attendance are expected to conduct themselves in a  manner respectful of the nature and character of the university.  Persons acting in a disruptive, disrespectful or disorderly manner or who are not in compliance with terms of the PSU Football Tailgating Policy may be asked to leave the premises, be subject to citation or arrest, and or banned from future events.  Students  may also be charged with a violation of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibility.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our fans, the following regulations are in effect on game day:

  • Motor vehicles may occupy one parking space only.
  • Motor homes and RV's may occupy four parking spaces only. Motor homes and RV’s are only allowed in lot located adjacent to Homer Street west of Weede Physical Education Building.
  • Trailers, furniture intended for interior household use (couches, chairs), elevator lifts etc. are prohibited in parking lots or tailgate areas.
  • Parking spaces may not be reserved or saved for others. Individuals who want to tailgate adjacent to one another must arrive and enter parking lots and/or tailgate areas at the same time.
  • Tailgating will not be done on parking spaces. Spaces are for parking only.
  • Parking lot traffic-ways may not be blocked for any reason (vehicles, pedestrians, tents, tables, equipment, etc) and must remain open to vehicle traffic and emergency egress at all time.
  • Lots and grounds must be cleared within 90 minutes of end of game.

Possession and Consumption of Alcohol
Alcohol may be possessed and consumed during tailgating activities within the rules outlined below.
Possession and Consumption of alcohol is limited to six hours prior to the scheduled kick-off and shall cease no later than scheduled kick-off time of the game.

  • Possession and/or consumption of alcohol is limited to beer or cereal malt beverages from 12-ounce cans. Kegs and other common containers are not allowed at any time.
  • Possession and/or consumption of beer or cereal malt beverages may take place only in the parking lot immediately northeast and adjacent to Carnie Smith stadium, all parking lots immediately adjacent to McPherson Nurse Education Building and between McPherson Nurse Education Building and Weede Physical Education Building, as well as in designated areas up to 75 feet from the borders of these lots excluding the Gorilla Village and parking spaces adjacent to either side of McPherson Drive.
  • No one under 21 years of age is permitted to consume or possess beer or cereal malt beverages.
  • Anyone possessing and/or consuming beer or cereal malt beverages shall possess valid identification establishing that he/she is 21 years of age or older and comply with request to show such identification when requested by law enforcement, game security personnel, or university official upon request.
  • Possession and/or Consumption of beer or cereal malt beverages is only permitted at a tailgating activity where food and non-alcoholic beverages are being served.
  • Drinking games (included but not limited to beer pong) or other orchestrated efforts that may promote excess drinking are prohibited.
  • No one may possess or consume beer or cereal malt beverages from any device or apparatus designed to consume beer or cereal malt beverages at a greater than  normal rate of speed (including but not limited to funnels or beer bongs).
  • The sale of beer or cereal malt beverages is prohibited.
  • Possession and/or consumption of beer or cereal malt beverages is prohibited in Gorilla Village and Carnie Smith Stadium (excluding skyboxes).
  • All game day tailgaters are encouraged to participate in any PSU fundraising activities that take place in conjunction with tailgating activities.
  • Failure to comply with this policy may result in criminal charges, loss of tailgating privileges or student disciplinary charges. For more detailed information visit:

Trash and Recyclable Items
Each individual is responsible for making sure that the tailgating area and grounds is maintained in a clean  and orderly fashion.  No trash or recyclable items are to be discarded anywhere except trash and recycling  containers placed in proper bins located throughout the tailgating areas.