Tailgating

THE QUAD

OPEN QUAD TAILGATING

Tailgating on the Quad is FREE in our open tailgate areas.  Fans may bring their own tents, tables, TVs, etc. and do NOT need a grounds use permit.

 

CLICK HERE to view the Quad Map

 

For your convenience, we have 2 Quad drop-off periods during which we allow vehicle access to the Quad for fans to unload their tailgating equipment. Quad drop-off is accessed via Stadium Drive.  Each vehicle is allotted 15 minutes of access to 9th Ave. (west side of the Quad) to unload and set up tailgating equipment.

 

NO parking is permitted on or near the Quad, fans must park in a designated gameday parking area.

 

CLICK HERE to view the Quad Drop-Off Map

  • Friday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. (11am kickoff only)
  • Saturday from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

 

ITEMS MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE QUAD BY 10 A.M. SUNDAY.  ITEMS LEFT PAST 10 A.M. SUNDAY ARE SUBJECT TO DISPOSAL.

 

RESERVED QUAD TAILGATING

For information regarding reserved premium tailgating on the Quad, please contact the University of Alabama’s official tailgate services partner, Tailgate Guys.

 

CLICK HERE for more information regarding reserved tents on the Quad.

 

GROUNDS USE PERMITS

Open tailgating does NOT require a grounds use permit.

 

Any UA group that wants to have a planned tailgating or Gameday event that requires a tent or a secured space must fill out a UA Grounds Use Permit.

Requests for Grounds Use Permits are required for all UA groups requesting to host outside green-space events. Coordination of these events requires a 10-day notice for approval. We will do our best to accommodate the area requested, but at times we will need to offer alternative locations due to pre-approved events, use of the requested spot or safety/operational needs.  A University Departmental FOPAL must be furnished on each request form. Request a Grounds Use Permit HERE.

 

No tents larger than 20’x30′ will be allowed on the Quad.

 

No corporate signage will be allowed to be displayed outside tents.

 

The northeast side of the Quad is now open to public tailgating.  Please take advantage of this space and the close proximity to the various food vendors along 6th Ave.  In addition to the new tailgating area, there will be an enhanced power supply provided on the East side of the Quad to support the additional fans.

 

Portable toilets are not allowed on the University of Alabama campus unless approved by the University’s Grounds Use Coordinator.

ELECTRICITY ON THE QUAD

There is enhanced power supply provided on the East side of the Quad to support electricity needs of fans. We also added additional power on the Northwest side of the Quad. As such, it should relieve some of the strain put on the electrical power supplied through the light poles on the northern half of the Quad near Gorgas Library. However, the rules still remain for proper usage of the power on the light poles.

 

During inclement weather, it may become necessary to disrupt electrical service to the Quad and other tailgating areas. UA officials will disseminate this announcement via all communication channels available at the time of disruption. UA will restore power as soon as it is determined that potential electrical hazards caused by the weather have been minimized.

 

Below are some dos and don’ts about power on/around the Quad:

  • No extension cords may be plugged into any electrical outlets on any of the on-campus buildings
  • You may hook up a power strip to prevent dam­age from possible surges, but only one item may be plugged into it
  • The use of multiple power strips or multiple plugs on a single outlet is prohibited
  • Only two hook-ups per outlet is allowed
  • Secure electrical cords crossing sidewalks to avoid a tripping hazard
  • Please remove all tape used to secure the electrical cords to the sidewalk when you leave the Quad
  • All auxiliary power will be terminated 1.5 hours after the conclusion of each game
  • All light poles and light towers will remain lit for fan safety

 

GENERATORS ON THE QUAD

No portable generators will be allowed on the Quad. Those found in violation will be asked to leave the Quad.

 

OPEN FLAMES/FIRE POLICY

See below for the University of Alabama’s Open Flame/Fire Policy on Gameday.

 

  • Cooking is limited to grills only
  • Grills should be set up away from, or protected from, pedestrian traffic and flammable materials
  • Grills must be monitored at all times
  • Extinguish all flames before leaving your area
  • Do not dump charcoal on the Quad
  • Charcoal Dump Stations are available on the west side of the Quad
  • Do not dump cooking oil on the Quad

 

Grills or fire pits are not allowed within 50 feet of campus buildings or under tents. All fires must be contained within grills or other containers designed specifically for that purpose. Extinguish fires thoroughly with water before leaving them unattended. Place extinguished charcoal in designated containers or remove it from campus for disposal. Do not dump charcoal on the ground or in dumpsters. Grilling/fire pits are not allowed in the parking decks.

 

Tailgate locations with grills or fire pits must have a 2.5-pound all-purpose fire extinguisher within 15 feet of the fire. At least one person in attendance must be trained in use of the fire extinguisher.

 

SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS

The University of Alabama is a Smoke-Free Campus.  Please refer to www.ua.edu/smokefree/ for more info.

 

TRAILER POLICY

No vehicles or trailers will be allowed on the grass at the Quad or any building that faces the Quad: Gorgas House, Moore, Little, Foster, Russell, Gallalee, Wilson, Clark, Woods, Manly, Garland or Farrah Halls. This is to protect the turf and irrigation.

 

In order to preserve the Quad for future generations, vehicles are not allowed on the Quad. Trailers with tailgating supplies can be pulled by hand onto the Quad for temporary unloading purposes. Trailers must be removed in a timely manner, not to exceed 30 minutes. Also, trailers must fit and remain on a sidewalk while unloading and cleaning up at your tailgating spot. Trailers with TVs may remain on the Quad if they meet the specifications below.

 

CLICK HERE to view trailer specifications.

 

These specifications have been made in an effort to protect the turf and irrigation systems and remain consistent regarding the size of trailers. We also are making every effort to conserve limited space so that we can offer tailgating space to the growing number of fans who request this popular venue annually.

 

HAY/STRAW POLICY

Hay and straw are not authorized on campus at any time. This material can contain destructive insects and bacteria that are harmful to the soil and grass.

 

The above guidelines apply on Gameday weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in areas including, but not limited to: the entirety of the Quad, all surrounding roadways and parking lots (including 6th Avenue, Capstone Drive and Colonial Drive), the general vicinity (front, left, right and rear sides) of Gallalee Hall, Nott Hall (including parking lot), Lloyd Hall, Smith Hall, Tuomey Academic House, Gorgas Library, Oliver Barnard Hall, Morgan Hall, Bidgood Hall, Carmichael Hall and Graves Hall.

 

WOODS QUAD

No tailgating is allowed in this area. This area is reserved for Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences events only.

 

RESERVED TAILGATING AT PRESIDENTIAL PARK

Presidential Park is a reserved tailgating area on campus, located only 400 yards from Bryant-Denny Stadium. Tailgate packages can be reserved through Tailgate Guys (formerly Game Day Tents) for the season or individual games. CLICK HERE for more information!

 

SOUND POLICY

No sound systems utilizing loud amplification or sound boards will be allowed on the Quad or Presidential Park. Also, no excessive loud music will be allowed on any parts of campus. The Gameday Operations Staff will have sole discretion in determining if the overall volume level of other sound systems are appropriate.

 

DRONE POLICY

The use of drones on the UA campus, including but not limited to Bryant-Denny Stadium and the Quad, is strictly prohibited during home football weekends (Fri-Sun). Drone use on campus any other time is strictly regulated as outlined HERE.

 

PLEASE NOTE

Quad tailgating is designed for Tide fans to celebrate the tradition of Crimson Tide football.

  • The conduct of other commercial activities, such as commercial solicitation, business events, marketing promotions, etc., is not permitted on the Quad (or elsewhere on campus) in areas that have been designated for tailgating.
  • Any not-for-profit solicitation like charitable organizations is also not permitted on the Quad (or elsewhere on campus) in areas that have been designated for tailgating.
  • Fans desiring to engage in commercial activities on University property should contact the UA Gameday staff at (205) 262-2811.

 

FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CALL THE UA GAMEDAY MESSAGE CENTER – (205) 262-2811.

QUAD TAILGATE UNLOADING

TAILGATE UNLOADING ZONES

To accommodate the Crimson Ride transit system and routes, an unloading zone will be open along 9th Avenue on the west side of the Quad ONLY during the following times:

    • Friday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Gameday 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (11am kickoff only)
    • Gameday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

 

There will be a 15 minute time limit in the unloading zone.  Once the unloading zone is closed, all vehicles must be removed.  Towing will then be enforced. Due to potential traffic hazards, loading and unloading elsewhere is prohibited.

 

To access the unloading zone along 9th Avenue, use the following route:

    • Take Marr’s Spring Road off of Campus Drive. Turn left onto Stadium Drive and it will lead to McCorvey Drive.
    • Turn right onto McCorvey Drive.  There will be an attendant at this point to assist you.
    • McCorvey Drive will then lead you to the 9th Avenue unloading zone.

 

CLICK HERE to view the Quad Drop-Off Map

 

POST-GAME LOADING ZONE

For post game, a re-loading zone will be open along 9th Avenue on the west side of the Quad.  Due to the high amount of pedestrian traffic and the use of Capstone Drive as a transit lane, this re-loading zone will open once all Gameday pedestrian and bus traffic clears (approximately two hours after the end of the game or sooner if determined by officials).  For access, please utilize the same route as the pregame loading zone.

 

Certain roads around the Quad are closed to public traffic.

 

Parking in grassy areas along and adjacent to the sidewalks on the perimeter of the Quad is strictly prohibited. These are designated tow-away zones.

TRAFFIC

 

QUAD ROADBLOCKS

In an effort to protect the increased amount of fans that will be in the areas around the Quad, some roads are blocked.

  • 6th Ave, 7th Ave, Capstone Dr and Margaret Dr will close at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays before home football games.
  • 9th Ave will be closed to all thru traffic on gameday.  It will be open only for designated times for the loading and unloading zone for The Quad as listed above.

 

VEHICLES ON THE QUAD

There is a strict policy for the Quad and surrounding areas, as it relates to parking and traffic. Only pedestrian traffic is permitted on the Quad and lawns of adjacent buildings.

  • On weekends of home games, this area is a tow-away zone for all cars, trucks, ATVs, golf carts, and trailers.
  • Only University service vehicles and special-use vehicles are allowed on this area.

 

EMERGENCY LANES

Please observe all designated emergency lanes.

The above guidelines apply on gameday weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in areas including, but not limited to: the entirety of The University of Alabama Quadrangle, all surrounding roadways and parking lots (including 6th Avenue, 7th Avenue, 9th Avenue, Capstone Drive and Colonial Drive), the general vicinity (front, left, right and rear sides) of Gallalee Hall, Nott Hall (including parking lot), Lloyd Hall, Smith Hall, Tuomey Academic House, Gorgas Library, Oliver Barnard Hall, Morgan Hall, Bidgood Hall, Carmichael Hall, and Graves Hall.

QUAD SERVICES

CATERING DROP-OFF POLICY

Saturday until three hours prior to kickoff, caterers will be allowed access to the Smith Hall Parking Lot or Gallalee Hall Parking Lot to drop off food for tailgaters. After roadblocks are established three hours prior to kickoff, caterers will no longer be granted access to Smith Hall or Gallalee Hall and will need to make arrangements for delivery outside of the perimeter roadblocks.

 

Please note: NO vehicle access to the Quad will be granted for food delivery on Gameday, including 6th Ave., Margaret Dr., McCorvey Dr., Stadium Dr. and Capstone Dr.

 

CLICK HERE to view the Vendor Drop-Off Location Map

 

RESTROOMS

Public use restroom trailers specifically intended for gameday fans will be available on the northeast corner of the Quad, the northwest corner of the Quad, on the west and east sides of the Quad and near Foster Auditorium.

Additional port-a-let restrooms and restroom trailers will be located around the Quad as well as the rest of campus.

TRASH

Place all garbage in trash cans or dumpsters on and around the Quad.

Trash bags are available for your use behind Gorgas Library.

 

CELL TOWERS

The University has added portable cellular towers around campus for better cellular service.

 

CHARCOAL DUMP STATIONS

Charcoal dump stations are located throughout the Quad.

SECURITY

Gameday event personnel will be in place on the Quad before, during and after the game to answer questions and to report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

 

Neither The University of Alabama Police Department nor Tuscaloosa City and County law enforcement can be responsible for safeguarding fans’ personal property that is placed on the Quad.

 

Fans are permitted to bring personal property onto the Quad at their own risk and are responsible for the security and safety of their own personal property. Fans are advised to not leave their personal belongings unattended.

 

STAFF

In an effort to help fans better identify UA Gameday personnel, they will be wearing bright green reflective vests labeled UA Gameday Operations. If you have any questions, please find one of these employees, and they will be glad to assist you.

 

The UA Gameday staff will have an information center set up at the corner of Colonial Dr and University Blvd.

 

Please treat all University staff members and volunteers with courtesy and respect. They are working hard to provide the best experience possible for all Crimson Tide fans.

ACTIVITIES & VENDORS

ELEPHANT STOMP & WALK OF CHAMPIONS

Elephant Stomp: 1 hour prior to kickoff – Gorgas Library/The Quad

The Elephant Stomp is a pregame pep rally by The Million Dollar Band.

 

Walk of Champions: 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff – Bryant-Denny Stadium outside of gate 1

Cheer on the Tide as the enter Bryant-Denny Stadium!

 

SUPe STORE – BAMA MERCHANDISE

www.universitysupplystore.com

The SUPe Store is the official supply store of The University of Alabama. Visit the SUPe Store website to buy your gameday gear.

There are three separate merchandise stores that will be open with an extensive supply of Bama Gameday souvenirs, apparel, and books.

 

SUPe Store Locations:

  • Ferguson Student Center (located on the ground floor)
  • The Corner (located on the corner of Bryant Drive and 8th Ave)
  • SUPe Store Tent (located on the east side of the Quad at the corner of 6th Ave. and University Blvd.)

 

Friday, November 22nd:

    • Ferguson: 8:00am – 5:30pm
    • Corner: 8:00am – 7:00pm
    • Quad Tent: CLOSED

 

Saturday, November 23rd:

    • Ferguson: 8:00am-4:00pm
    • Corner: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Quad: CLOSED

 

Sunday, November 24th:

    • Ferguson: 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Corner: 10:00am – 5:00pm

 

 

FOOD VENDORS

 

QUAD

Jim N Nicks BBQ, Full Moon BBQ & Local Roots

 

FERGUSON CENTER

Other on-campus restaurants can be found at the recently renovated Ferguson Center. Also, televised games will be shown on the TVs at the Ferguson Center.

 

BAMA DINING HOURS (11/23)

Mary B’s in Burke Hall:

11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Burke Dining:

6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dunkin Donuts:

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ferguson Center:

Union Market 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Subway 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Panda Express 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chick-fil-A 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Starbucks 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Julia’s Market in Tutwiler Hall:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Lakeside Dining:

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sola Fusion Tacos in Lakeside:

11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Raising Cane’s in Paty Hall:

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Stewarts Corner in Lloyd Hall:

Chick-fil-A 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Starbucks on Bryant Drive:

6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Market in England Hall:

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.