Bring your own beverage, food and friends to any of the 11 tailgate lots near the stadium before the big game.

We want everyone to enjoy tailgating in a responsible manner.

  • Tailgate lots near Waldo Stadium open two and one-half hours before game time and close at kickoff. See the Rules and Lots page for a list of lots and tailgate rules.
  • Michigan law says that underage drinking is illegal everywhere—on public or private property, indoors or out—even when tailgating.
  • Carrying an open container of alcohol on public streets or sidewalks is illegal, regardless of your age. So when you leave the tailgate, leave your beverage behind.
  • Alcohol and public disturbance laws will be enforced on campus and throughout the city.