When attending a Colgate Raiders football game, make sure to get here early and enjoy tailgating in the lots surrounding Andy Kerr Stadium. Raiders fans love to tailgate, and you’ll find the lots full of fans dressed in maroon on game days. Best of all the fans here are quite friendly, so you’ll have no problem making friends quickly when tailgating at Colgate.
In addition to friendly fans, Colgate also offers plenty of room to tailgate. There are three tailgate lots here, two of which are open for single game tailgating. Bring the grill, tent, table, chairs, and coolers for a Colgate Raiders game as you’ll have a lot of fun tailgating here.
Tailgating is a fun way to kickoff a Raiders game, so get here early and enjoy all the pregame festivities.
Andy Kerr Stadium Plaque
Check out the Andy Kerry stadium plaque to learn more about the stadium’s namesake before the game. The plaque is a great way to honor the former Raiders football coach and is a must-see for anyone taking in a game at Colgate.
Where to tailgate
Gate 1 (Paved Maroon Council Lot)If you’re a Maroon Council member, then Gate 1 is the tailgate spot for you. Here you’ll find a lot of the longtime season ticket holders as well as some of the best tailgates on game days.
Gate 2 (Grass Lot off College Street) and Gate 3 (Paved Lot by Tyler’s Field off Broad StreetThose of you who don’t have season tickets or aren’t Maroon Council members will find plenty of space to tailgate in either Gate 2 or Gate 3. Both lots are excellent places to set up a tailgate, and you’ll meet lots of die-hard Colgate fans in both lots.
Parents and Friends of Colgate Football TailgateIf you want to tailgate without the hassle of throwing a tailgate party, then join the Parents and Friends of Colgate Football Tailgate. The tailgate takes place in the Maroon Council and is open to everyone. Just bring a dish or some drinks to share and join the party.