Here in the South, barbecue is a tailgating institution and Georgia Southern is no exception. Most of the tailgating at GSU happens in the parking lots particularly those located south of the stadium. Here you’ll find a wide variety of grills and smokers, which will be accompanied by the mouth-watering aromas of ribs, brisket, and pulled pork sandwiches.
One of the best aspects of the tailgate here at Georgia Southern is the friendly close-knit community feeling that everyone shares. GSU fans are a relaxed group that loves to grill and talk football. If you’re looking for a more raucous party atmosphere, then head out around campus and look for where the students are pre gaming. Whether you tailgate in the parking lots or with the students attending a game at Georgia Southern is a great experience.
Yellow School Buses
The Eagles’ arrive at every game via yellow school buses. The team boards the buses early in the morning and are given a police escort to the stadium, while en route the locals cheer on the buses as they passes by. The tradition originated in 1981 when the program first started and needed to provide transportation for the team on a tight budget and has continued ever since. Look for the yellow school buses on your way to the game for your chance to catch a glimpse of the team.Watch video
Where to tailgate
General ParkingIf you’re looking to tailgate before a GSU game, then make sure to arrive early to secure a spot in the Russell Union, Performing Arts Center, or Ceramic & Sculpture building lots. The general parking lots are a great place to fire up the grills and make some new friends, so enjoy your time tailgating at GSU.
Student Tailgate ZoneThe Student Tailgate Zone is the official tailgate space for GSU students. It’s located to northwest of the stadium and offers a wide variety of activities and vendors, making it a great place for students to hang out before the game.