UND has a fantastic tailgating scene for a school that moved up to the FCS less than a decade ago, and as a result, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to tailgate with Fighting Hawks fans before the game. Outside the Alerus Center, you’ll find UND fans packing the parking lot five hours before kickoff in preparation for the game. You won’t want to miss out on tailgating before a Fighting Hawks game, so make sure to arrive here early and join in the fun.
One of the best places to hang out before the game is the North Dakota Tailgate Village. At the Tailgate Village, you’ll find live music, kids games and activities, food for sale, and much more. The Tailgate Village features a fun atmosphere making it a must before every Fighting Hawks.
Finally, UND students will also have a fantastic time tailgating before a game due to the presence of the student tailgating lot. The student tailgating lot is free for all students and is the perfect place to grill out and throw back a few brews with your fellow students before the game.
The tailgating scene outside the Alerus Center is among the best in the Big Sky Conference, so get here early and enjoy all the sights and sounds of a UND tailgate.
Catch a glimpse of your favorite Fighting Hawks players as they walk through the tailgate to the Alerus Center. The team walk is an excellent way to show your support for the team and give them some last minute inspiration before the game.Watch video
Jr. Champions KidZone
Those of you taking the kids to the game will want to stop by the Jr. Champions KidZone before the game. The KidZone features lots of activities and inflatables making it a great place to entertain the kids before the game.Watch video
Where to tailgate
North Dakota Tailgate VillageThe North Dakota Tailgate Village opens two and a half hours before kickoff and is an excellent place to pregame before a Fighting Hawks game. Here you’ll find live music, food, hospitality tents for large groups, and the Jr. Champions KidZone, making it the perfect place for the whole family.
Student Tailgating LotIf you’re a UND student and want to tailgate before a Fighting Hawks game, then the student tailgating lot is the spot for you. The student tailgating lot is filled with UND students partying and having a good time, and best of its free. Get here early to get one of the 300 spots available before the game.
Season Private TailgatingThe season private tailgating area is where you'll find the most diehard Fighting Hawks fans on game days. The season ticket holders in these lots tailgate before every game, so if you’re looking for the best tailgates UND has to offer here is where you’ll find them.
Single Game TailgatingThose of you who don’t have season tailgating passes and want to tailgate with your friends and family will want to arrive early to secure a spot. There are a limited number of spots, but you can still tailgate even if you don’t have a season pass.