Atmosphere

Tailgating at Miami has a lot to offer and will surely create an unforgettable game day experience that will have you wanting to come back soon. Here you’ll find not only plenty of great food and drinks but also a ton of school pride on display with both students and alumni coming out in strong numbers to support their RedHawks.

The main tailgating hub at Miami is the Red Zone. Here you’ll find pregame performances by the Miami University Marching Band, free tailgating games like cornhole, inflatable games, and local food vendors. You’ll even be able to win prizes for the best tailgating party here, as every game there is a competition to determine who has the best pregame setup.

When attending a game at Miami make sure to take in the Hawk Walk, which takes place two and a half hours before kickoff. The band and cheer team lead the team to the stadium before throngs of adoring fans who cheer on the RedHawks as they walk past. The Hawk Walk is an excellent way to show off your RedHawks pride, so make sure to stop by and get into the Miami game day spirit.
No matter when you go you’ll have a great time attending a Miami RedHawks football, however, if you’re looking for the most exciting tailgating atmosphere make sure to attend a game when to instate MAC rivals are in town. The pregame parties when the Ohio Bobcats are in town are particularly intense, so circle the date on your calendar if you’re looking for the best tailgate of the year.

Traditions

Original Ticket Windows

Yager Stadium was built to replace Miami Field, the latter of which can trace its origin back to 1896 making it one of the first college football stadiums built in Ohio. Today you can still stop by the original ticket windows located in front of Yager Stadium, so stop them to enjoy these charming relics of the past.

Hawk Walk

The Hawk Walk takes place two and a half hours before kickoff and is a great way to show off your Miami pride. Throngs of fans line the street as the band and cheer team lead the team into the stadium, space fills up quickly so make sure to arrive to the walk route early.

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Tailgate Town

Don’t worry if you didn’t bring a grill, Tailgate Town has you covered. Tailgate Town opens two hours before kickoff just outside of Millett Hall on the west lawn and offers a great place to grab a bite to eat before entering Yager Stadium. Head over and grab a few dogs or burgers and some baked beans to fuel yourself up for an exciting afternoon of RedHawks football.

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