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2018 Employee Tailgate

tailgate 2018


Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pregame tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Vanderbilt vs. Nevada football game to follow at 11 a.m. The annual Vanderbilt University Employee Tailgate will be held at its new location Rob Roy Purdy Field. The Rob Roy Purdy Field runs parallel to the Indoor Practice Field, next to the Recreation Center. The pregame tailgate will feature breakfast food, music, and fun. A Vanderbilt University ID is required for admission.

The menu includes: Build your own breakfast biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon, cheese, fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls, oatmeal, and assorted beverages. 

Tickets are free to University employees and their families but must be reserved in advance. There are a limited number of tickets available, and each employee may reserve up to four tickets.
Football tickets will be available for pickup at the pregame tailgate event only on the day of the event, Sept. 8; there is no early pickup. Employees must present a Vanderbilt University ID to receive tickets. Any reserved tickets not claimed by 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 8 will be made available first come, first serve at 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Vanderbilt University Employees are encouraged to show their black and gold to receive a free ticket. Free tickets won’t be given to anyone wearing navy blue and grey or the University of Nevada logo.
Game attendees must have a ticket to enter the stadium. Children age 2 and under do not require a ticket for any regular season home game on Vanderbilt's campus. The child must sit in the lap of a parent and any related bags should be stowed under the parent's seat to keep the aisles and rows clear of items that may hinder ingress or egress of fans. Please follow the SEC clear bag policy at
Free parking for the event will be available in the West Garage on Children’s Way. There will be no parking adjacent to the field. Please download the parking permit.

Download the 2018 Tailgate flyer to post in your area.

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