Atmosphere

There is always an optimistic feeling surrounding the Vanderbilt tailgate as while the Commodores aren’t known for being one of the best teams in the SEC they do manage to pull their share of upsets. One of Vandy’s most recent upsets occurred in 2013 when the Commodores upended #15 Georgia 31-27. You’ll find the tailgate abuzz as everyone anticipates another upset of a ranked SEC foe.

The scene around Vanderbilt is that of a typical fraternity tailgate. You’ll see plenty of singing, dancing, red Solo Cups, and lively conversation. Unlike regular campus tailgates here at Vanderbilt, you’ll notice that everything and everyone revolve around the school’s Vandyville  tailgate setup.

Vandyville is the heart of the Vanderbilt tailgate scene as you’ll find a variety of events and activities that will make your gameday experience at Vanderbilt a special one. You’ll be able to enjoy the action from all around the SEC as VandyVision will keep you up to date on what’s going on around college football. Vandyville opens three hours before kickoff, so get here early to make the most of your day.

Tailgating at Vanderbilt has grown significantly over the last decade. It used to be that you’d only find about five tents at Vandyville; however, today Commodores fans flock to Vandyville setting up a sea of tents filled with delicious game day fixins. Commodores spirit is on full display these days as everyone gets up bright and early to make a full day of tailgating at Vanderbilt. Vandy fans love their team, and they love their tailgate, so come on by to experience a great tailgating experience filled with plenty of food, drinks, and die hard fans.

Traditions

Star Walk

One of Vanderbilt’s most fun tailgate traditions is the Star Walk. The Star Walk is a great chance for fans to see and meet the players. The band and cheerleaders lead the players’ walk through throngs of fans and students. The Star Walk is a great spectacle to take in before heading into the stadium to root on the Commodores.

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Vandyville

Vanderbilt’s Football tailgate community. Fans can reserve tents here along the closed Natchez Trace Parkway. Here you’ll find over 100 tents filled with die hard fans and will also be able to watch all the action going on around college football on the giant video screen. This spot is a place for ‘Dores to come together, and cheer on Vandy!

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Where to tailgate

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