Tailgating is a big part of any Yale football game, so arrive early and join in the pregame fun. The area near the Yale Bowl is full of tailgaters on game days creating a fun atmosphere that any tailgate lover or college football fan would enjoy. Everywhere you look, you’ll see Bulldogs alumni, students, and fans dressed in blue and white.
One of the must-see events before a Yale game is the Bulldog Walk. The Bulldog Walk takes place 80 minutes before kickoff and is your chance to give the football team some extra inspiration before the game. Don’t miss the Bulldogs players and coaches as they make their way from Walter Camp Memorial to the stadium.
In addition to the Bulldog Walk, Yale also offers plenty of places for you to tailgate. Yale students will have a fantastic time at the Yale Student Tailgate Village. The Yale Student Tailgate Village provides everything you could need for a tailgate including drinks, food, and live music. Visiting fans will also have a blast tailgating before a game at the Yale Bowl as Lot A is home to the visiting tailgating help creating a large contingent of visiting tailgates.
Tailgating at Yale is a lot of fun, so get to the Yale Bowl early and enjoy all the pregame festivities.
The Bulldog Walk
You won’t want to miss the Bulldog Walk, which takes place 80 minutes before kickoff. The Bulldog Walk gives you the opportunity to see the players and coaches before the game as they walk from Walter Camp Memorial to the Yale Bowl, making it a can’t miss part of the pregame festivities.Watch video
Stop by Jensen Plaza and see the names of every football player in Yale history. Each Yale team has a brick, so take some time to remember your favorite past Bulldogs teams and players.
Handsome Dan Statue
Snap a picture with the Handsome Dan statue located outside Jensen Plaza. The statue is a must-see for any Bulldogs fan and presents an excellent photo op as well.Watch video
Where to tailgate
Lot DThose of you who want to tailgate, but don’t have a reserved tailgating spot will want to head over to Lot D. Lot D is first come first serve, so arrive early to ensure you’ll get a spot.
Lot AIf you’re a visiting fan or planning to bring an oversized vehicle, then Lot A is the place for you. Lot A is home to the visitor’s tailgate as well as oversized vehicle parking making it one of the best places to tailgate before the game.
Student Tailgate VillageIf you’re a Yale student looking to tailgate with fellow students, then make sure to hit up the Yale Student Tailgate Village near Derby Aven. You’ll find lots of food, drinks, and live music here making it a great place to hang out before the game.
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James Lockman (@jameslockman) says:
Yale now forbids tailgating after the start of the game, and has put a chain link fence around the stadium to keep fans out. It could not be more unwelcoming. Its no re-entry policy, coupled with the perimeter fence, means that Lot YUAD (which was the premiere tailgating lot) is no longer accessible to anyone outside the lot. Save your money and watch the game on the TV.