Atmosphere

Carter-Finley Stadium is located on the state fairgrounds of North Carolina meaning that there is plenty of space to tailgate and party before the game. You’ll find a great variety of food and beverages that are sure to make your mouth water at a Wolfpack tailgate as Carter-Finley Stadium’s location makes it a great place for tailgating.

No discussion about a North Carolina school tailgate can be had without discussing the famous BBQ. Inside Carter-Finley Stadium you can find the delicious cuisine of one the most famous BBQ restaurants in Raleigh. If you’re looking for something to eat during the game, make sure to grab some of their famous chopped pork.

One unique aspect of tailgating at NC State  is that all season long fans compete for the right to be the tailgate champions. Throughout the season prizes are awarded for different tailgating challenges related to categories such as setup, food, and vehicle. These awards help to create the amazing tailgating atmosphere here as everyone is sure to up their game to win the honor of tailgate champion.

Traditions

Walk of Champions

Before the game fans line the sidewalks in front of the Murphy Football Center to cheer on their team. Here you’ll get a chance to get up close and personal with the players and coaches before they take the field. The Walk of Champions is a must for any diehard Wolfpack fans.

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Ram Roast

The annual cookout is held before the NC State-UNC game and is a great time for students. If you’re NC State student there is no better way to get into the Wolfpack spirit than taking part in the Ram Roast.

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Tailgate Championship

One unique aspect of tailgating at NC State is that all season long fans compete for the right to be the tailgate champions. Throughout the season prizes are awarded for different tailgating challenges related to categories such as setup, food, and vehicle. These awards help to create a fantastic tailgating atmosphere as everyone is sure to up their game to win the honor of tailgate champion.

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Wolfpack Turf Statue

The large statue located outside of the Wendall H. Murphy Football Center features a waterfall and three wolves climb on rocks. Stop by and snap a picture with the Wolfpack Turf Statue during your trip to Raleigh.

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