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Employee Tailgate

Last Modified: 2016-08-25

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2016 Employee Tailgate is Saturday, Sept. 10 (vs. MTSU)

Pre-game tailgate party (noon to 2:30 p.m.)

  • The pre-game event will be held at Recreation Field #1; the entrance is on Children’s Way.
  • Gates open at noon, and the event will start winding down at 2:30 p.m. to allow employees and their families time to get to the stadium by kickoff at 3 p.m.
  • Free parking will available in the West Garage on Children’s Way. There will be no parking adjacent to the field. Print this parking permit to display in your car. 
  • The pre-game party will include food, fun, games and a DJ.
  • Admission is free and open to all non-student employees and their families, but please register in advance using the online form
  • Employees must show a Vanderbilt ID for admission to the event.


Football game tickets: Vanderbilt vs. MTSU (3 p.m. kickoff)

  • Football game tickets are free but must be reserved online.
  • A limited number of tickets are available; reservations are limited to four tickets per family.
  • Tickets are available for pickup at the event only (they will not be available at the Department of Athletics ticket office).
  • Tickets will be distributed only on the event day, Sept. 10, between noon and 2:30 p.m. Early pickup is not available.
  • Employees must present a Vanderbilt ID to receive tickets.
  • Employees are encouraged to show their black and gold to receive a free ticket. Free tickets will not be given to anyone wearing blue and white or the MTSU logo.
  • All football game attendees, regardless of age (including infants), require a ticket for entry.
  • Any reserved tickets not claimed by 2:45 p.m. will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Download a flier to post in your area. 


2016 Tailgate event map





Read the article and see photos from last year’s event.