Tailgating is a big part of attending a Delaware football game, and while the university added some restrictions in the early 2000s, you’ll still have a lot of fun tailgating before a Fightin’ Blue Hens game. Fans from all over Delaware come out to support the Blue Hens on game days and all throughout the parking lots around the stadium you’ll see fans clad in royal blue and gold. Break out the cooler, grill, tent, table, and chairs, and you’ll be in for a fun day of tailgating when attending a Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens game.
The tailgating isn’t the only thing that creates a festive atmosphere outside Delaware Stadium before the game. The Pregame Team Walk is a big part of the festivities. Take the opportunity to give the Blue Hens some last minute motivation as they enter the stadium.
Additionally, those of you taking the whole family to the game won’t want to miss the Fan Zone. The Fan Zone opens two hours before kickoff and is home to all kinds of activities including inflatables, giveaways, and concessions, so make sure to check it out before the game.
Football fans and tailgate lovers will have an excellent time tailgating before a Blue Hens game, so arrive early and make the most out of your trip to Newark, Delaware.
Pregame Team Walk
Greet the Blue Hens as they make their way to the stadium. The team, UD Marching Band, and Spirit Teams march down Stadium Drive two and a half hours before the game, so make sure to take in the Pregame Team Walk when attending a Blue Hens game.
The Fan Zone is fun for the whole family as it offers a wide selection of activities including face painting, inflatables, giveaways, concessions, and much more. The party starts two hours before kickoff giving you plenty of time to enjoy the Fan Zone before the game.Watch video
Where to tailgate
Reserved and Single Game Day ParkingWhether you’re a season ticket holder or just coming to one game, you’ll have no trouble finding a space to set up your tailgate. Single game tailgating spots in the general parking lots can be purchased for $15 upon arrival, so just show up with your tent, grill, and cooler for a fun day of tailgating.