Liberty University has been working hard to increase the tailgating presence at games and tailgating is quickly becoming a big part of every Flames game. Traditionally tailgating took place in the first row of the Speakman Lot, meaning if you want to tailgate with some of the best tailgaters around, then make sure to stop by that area. While those fans may be the bluebloods, that doesn’t’ mean you won’t’ find plenty of other fans tailgating and having a good time. No matter where on campus you’re tailgating you’ll be surrounded by friendly fans who are happy to talk ball and share some food and drinks making tailgating at a Liberty game an excellent experience.
In addition to enjoying the tailgating scene at Liberty, you’ll also want to check out The Walk. The Walk takes place two and a half hours before the game and is the perfect way to get into the game day spirit. The team, cheerleaders, mascot, and drumline walk to the stadium down University Boulevard, so make sure to arrive early and get a good spot to take part in the festivities.
You’ll have a lot of fun tailgating before a Liberty Flames game as the friendly fans, fun tailgating atmosphere, and team walk create an excellent pre-game experience.
Take part in The Walk two and a half hours before the game to get into the Liberty game day spirit. During The Walk, the Flames mascot Sparky, the cheerleaders, the drumline, and the team make their way down University Boulevard to Williams Stadium. The Walk is the perfect way to show off your Liberty pride, so don’t miss it during your trip to Lynchburg.
Raising of the 71 Flag
Don’t miss the raising of the 71 flag before the game. The 71 flag honors the founder of Liberty University, Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sr. and is raised 20 minutes before kickoff.
Where to tailgate
First Row of the Speakman LotTraditionally the majority of the tailgating at Flames games takes place in the first row of the Speakman Lot. These fans here have been tailgating for Liberty football games for years, and this is where you’ll find some of the best tailgates Liberty has to offer.
Other Parking LotsRecently, Liberty University has been trying to expand tailgating all over campus meaning there are plenty of places for you to park and tailgate before the game. If you want to set up a tailgate party and can’t get a spot in the first row of the Speakman Lot, then fear not as there is plenty of space to tailgate at Liberty.