Tailgating is one of the best parts of any Coastal Carolina football game, so you’ll want to get here four hours before kickoff to enjoy the pregame atmosphere. Chanticleers fans from all over the area come out to support the team and all around campus you’ll find fans barbecuing and throwing back a few drinks with friends and family.
The tailgating scene at Coastal Carolina is much more tight-knit than what you’ll find at larger schools, creating a friendly feeling that makes everyone feel welcomed. You’ll find a lot of people are willing to share food and drinks as long as you have something to offer, and you’ll more than likely be asked to join in some tailgating games as well.
Those of you who are taking the kids to the game will want to stop by the Fan Fest before the game. The Fan Fest features inflatables and other family activities making it the perfect place for the kids to hang out before the game.
Finally, being that you’re on the South Carolina coast come prepared to enjoy plenty of barbecue and seafood. Oysters, clams, and shrimp may not be the first foods you think of when you think of tailgating, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t a delicious part of a Coastal Carolina tailgate.
You’ll have a fun time tailgating before a Coastal Carolina game, so arrive early and take advantage of the excellent tailgating scene here in Conway.
Located outside the TD Sports Complex is a giant chanticleer statue. The statue shows off school pride and presents an excellent photo op, so stop by and snap a picture with it before entering the game.
Fan Fest opens three hours before kickoff and is located in James P. Blanton Park. Here you’ll enjoy a variety of family activities including inflatables and much more, so stop by and check it out.
Pregame Band and Cheerleader Performance
If you happen to catch the band or cheer team performing before the game, take the opportunity to enjoy the show. Both groups will typically perform outside the game before the game creating a fun and festive atmosphere.
Where to tailgate
Reserved ParkingReserved parking allows you to not only park and tailgate closer to the field you’ll also get to tailgate alongside some of the most die-hard Coastal Carolina tailgaters out there. The fans in the reserved parking lots tailgate for Chants games week in and week out making them pros when it comes to preparing game day food and drinks.
General ParkingIf you don’t have a reserved spot, then general parking is the next best option. The spots fill up quickly though, so you'll want to get here early to secure a spot.
Hospitality AreasThose of you who want to hold a large tailgate party, but don’t want to go through the hassle of setting it up yourself will want to take advantage of the hospitality areas. The hospitality tents are located next to the Adkins Field House entrance and include tables, chairs, food, and beverages, providing you with everything you need for a great tailgate party.
Student Tailgating AreaCoastal Carolina students looking to tailgate before the game will want to set up in the student tailgating area on Tom Trout Dr. next to the Chauncey’s Choice dining facility. If you’re a student, then stop by the student tailgating area for a full day of tailgating fun, as tailgating starts four hours before kickoff.