The Western Carolina campus offers plenty of room to tailgate ensuring you’ll have a lot of fun before the game. All over campus, you’ll see people tailgating and grilling out before the game creating a fun and festive atmosphere that any college football fan would enjoy.
Tailgating at Western Carolina starts three and a half hours before kickoff meaning you’ll want to get here early to make the most out of your trip. The fans come out bright and early to get started on their barbecue, so get here early and bring something to share to join in the fun.
Finally, one of the cool things about attending a Western Carolina football game is that the university offers a visiting fan tailgate area. If you’re a fan of the visiting team, you’ll make a lot of fans in the visitor’s lot creating a memorable game day experience.
Arrive at Western Carolina early so that you can tailgate to your heart’s content before the game.
It may not be much to look at, but take a minute to see Western Carolina’s Ramsey Center. The Ramsey Center is home to the Catamounts basketball team, so take a minute to see it before entering the game.Watch video
Where to tailgate
Alcohol-Free TailgateThose of you who are taking the kids to the game and still want to tailgate will likely want to tailgate in one of the Walker Hall, Walker A, or Scott Hall lots. Alcohol isn’t permitted in any of these lots creating a fun family friendly tailgate atmosphere.
Alcohol Allowed TailgateIf you’re looking to drink at your tailgate, then the alcohol permitted tailgate lots are the place for you. You can find the alcohol allowed tailgate lots outside the HFR Administrative Building, Bardo Fine and Performing Arts, Camp Lab, Ramsey, Creek, Belk Building, Stadium and Field House.
Student tailgateThe student tailgate area is located in the Field House lot and is a great place to hang out with fellow students before the game. At the student tailgate, you’ll meet lots of fellow students and be able to join student organizations as you tailgate before the game.
Visiting Fan TailgateVisiting fans who want to tailgate with fellow fans of their team can do so in the baseball lots. If you’re a visiting fan, then the baseball lots are the best tailgate spot for you.