Atmosphere

Tailgating at Georgia Tech is intense and takes place in virtually any grassy spot you can find. The campus is located right in the heart of Atlanta allowing for a large variety of tailgating options both on campus and off campus. On campus you’ll find tents splayed all over the grassy commons with fans dressed in both dresses and ties as well as more casual attire such as t-shirts.

After filling up on some delicious food at the tailgate head over to Yellow Jacket Alley for a chance to get up close and personal with the team as well as the school’s famous mascot the Ramblin’ Wreck. Here you’ll get a chance to join in with the crowd as they cheer on the Yellow Jackets to victory.

Another excellent pregame tradition to take part in is The Varsity. This famed restaurant is a staple for Yellow Jacket fans and is a must for anyone visiting Atlanta for a game. Don’t let the quick service fool you just because you’ll receive your food at The Varsity fast doesn’t mean that it isn’t some of the best eats you’ll find around campus.

Whether you’re grilling out on the commons or grabbing a burger at The Varsity, you’ll have an outstanding time during your visit to Georgia Tech.

Traditions

Ramblin' Wreck

The Ramblin’ Wreck is a 1930 Ford Model A and the official mascot of the Georgia Tech student body. It can be found at all Georgia Tech sporting events and student functions, including tailgates.

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Wreck Parade

The Wreck Parade is a must see for all you car buffs out there. The parade is held before the homecoming football game and features a variety of classic cars and engineering oddities.

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The Varsity

One of the pre-game traditions at Georgia Tech is going to the Varsity. The restaurant originally opened by a former Georgia Tech student primarily caters to Tech students and is famous for its quick service and ability to get fans to the game on time. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat before a Yellow Jackets game, look no further than The Varsity.

Yellow Jacket Alley

Before every Georgia Tech game, fans line Yellow Jacket Alley to cheer on the players and coaches before they enter the stadium. Yellow Jacket Alley provides a great chance for fans to get up close and personal with the players and coaches before they take the field.

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Where to tailgate

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