UCA is home to one of the best tailgating scenes in the FCS as fans from all over the area come to Bruce Street to party before the game. Bears fans love to tailgate, and it shows on game days as the university closes down an entire street creating a fun block party atmosphere. Everywhere you look on game days you’ll see a sea of purple and gray along Bruce Street, so come prepared to tailgate and enjoy the pregame festivities at Central Arkansas.
In addition to a fun tailgating atmosphere, Bruce Street is also where you can catch the Bear Walk before the game. The Bear Walk takes place two hours and fifteen minutes before kickoff and is your chance to cheer on the Bears as they make their way to the stadium. There are few better ways to get into the UCA spirit than the Bear Walk, making it a must-see part of the UCA tailgating experience.
Finally, if you’re taking the kids to the game or looking for some pre-game entertainment, stop by Bear Grounds. At Bear Grounds, you’ll have the opportunity to win prizes and kids will be able to enjoy bouncy houses and other activities before the game.
The tailgating scene at UCA is among the best in the FCS, so arrive early and enjoy everything that Bruce Street has to offer before the game.
During the Bear Walk, the team and band march down Bruce Street to the stadium approximately two hours and 15 minutes before kickoff. The Bear is your chance to give the Bears some last minute inspiration, so don’t miss it during your trip to Central Arkansas.Watch video
Located in front of the Farris Center, Bear Grounds features giveaways, kids activities, large screen TVs with games from around the country, and much more. Stop by Bear Grounds three hours before the game and enjoy the pregame festivities.Watch video
Where to tailgate
Bruce StreetIf you want to be at the center of the tailgating action at Central Arkansas, then make sure to reserve a spot on Bruce Street. Tailgating on Bruce Street starts six hours before kickoff and three hours before kickoff the street is closed off to traffic. Those of you who want to experience Bears tailgating at its best will without a doubt want to get a spot along Bruce Street.