Atmosphere

Central Michigan is home to one of the biggest tailgate parties  in all of college football. The students here deem their pregame parties “The End of the World” because they truly party like the world is ending. There is no limit to what you’ll find, see, eat, drink, or dance to at a CMU pregame party. If you’re looking to relieve your wild college days, “The End of the World” offers the perfect place for you to do so. Join right in the heart of this wild tailgate by heading over the infamous lot 63 as you’ll be welcomed with open arms.

It’s not just the drinking and partying that makes attending a game at Central Michigan a special experience. You’ll also find plenty of Chippewas pride on display at the tailgate. One of the best ways to get into the Central Michigan spirit is to watch The Marching Chips as they march to the stadium. The band starts marching toward the stadium from Lot 62 and parade down the east side hill into the stadium, customarily charging into their “Ooo-Wah” cheer. As the band marches by, that is your cue to enter the stadium and get ready for what is sure to be a game day experience you won’t forget.

Finally, there are plenty of family friendly activities to take part in as well when attending a Chippewas Tailgate. “The Island” offers inflatables and games for kids in addition to being home to the Chippewa Kids Club Area.
No matter who you’re bringing to the game or what kind of tailgating experience you’re looking for you’ll find it here at Central Michigan where there is something for everyone.

Traditions

March to the Stadium

One of the best ways to get into the Central Michigan spirit is to watch The Marching Chips as they march to the stadium. The band starts marching toward the stadium from Lot 62 and parade down the east side hill into the stadium, customarily charging into their "Ooo-Wah" cheer.

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Tailgate Village

Tailgate Village is the perfect spot for those of you looking to tailgate, but not looking to set up your tailgate. You’ll be able to rent tents, tables, and chairs in addition to catering options. Tailgate Village also features live music from local bands and sell beer, so don’t miss out on this fun pre-game experience.

“The Island”

The Island, located on the north side of Lot 62, offers a variety of family-friendly activities that will entertain everyone at the tailgate. Here you’ll find not only games and inflatables for kids but also music from local station 95.3 WCFX.

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