Atmosphere

SMU fans don’t tailgate, they Boulevard. Bishop Boulevard on the SMU campus in Dallas is the pregame hub at SMU games. If you want to experience what it’s like to attend an SMU Mustangs game, then you need to stop by The Boulevard.

SMU fans have a lot of pride in their team and all throughout The Boulevard you’ll see people and tents adorned in red and blue. The fans here go all out with their tailgates, which feature a wide variety of SMU themed memorabilia. In fact, you may even see helmets that date back to the Don Meredith era on display.

It’s not just the incredible Mustangs pride on display that makes SMU a great tailgate destination, but the fact that you’ll find great food, friendship, and plenty of cold drinks make SMU a great place to be on a Saturday in the fall. When it comes to food in Texas barbecue is king so come prepared to indulge in a variety of great barbecue options including pulled pork and brisket.

Traditions

The Boulevard

The Boulevard is the main tailgate hub at SMU. If you want the full SMU tailgate experience, then you’ll want to be on The Boulevard. Here you’ll be able to experience all the best things that an SMU tailgate has to offer, so make sure to reserve your spot before attending a game at SMU.

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Doak Walker Plaza

The Plaza located at the northeast corner of the stadium pays tribute to the greatest player in SMU history, Doak Walker. You’ll also find a statue that is a life-sized replica of the Doak Walker Award, so make sure to stop by and snap a few pictures.

Mustang Walk

One of the best traditions to experience at SMU is the Mustang Walk. The Mustang Walk takes place approximately two hours and 45 minutes before kickoff and is an excellent way to cheer on the Mustangs and show off your SMU pride. The great thing about the Mustang walk is that it comes right to you as the team walks down The Boulevard on their way to Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

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Mustang Alley

Mustang Alley is located in the center of the action on The Boulevard and provides a variety of great fan activities. Here you’ll find a variety of food and drink options, which are perfect for those of you who want to experience the excellent tailgate atmosphere of The Boulevard without setting up a tailgate of your own.

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Where to tailgate

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