Q: What are the safety concerns that relate to tailgating?
A: With the increasing number of fans enjoying tailgating activities on game day, there are increasing concerns about pedestrian safety, fire safety, sanitation, and the responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Q: May I use a generator?
A: Generators are not allowed in Rice Stadium parking lots.
Q: If I am not allowed to use a generator, what are my options?
A: We strongly suggest marine batteries and inverters.
Q: How should I dispose of hot coals?
A: Hot coals must be doused with water and properly disposed of in specially designated coal dumpsters to prevent fires. Fires built on the ground and open fire pit devices are prohibited.
Q: Where are restrooms located?
A: Campus buildings are not open for public restroom use. Portable toilets are located throughout the tailgate area.
Q: Will I be able to consume alcohol throughout the tailgate area?
A: Alcohol consumption is permitted in the parking lot and official tailgate areas for fans 21 and over (no glass bottles).
Q: Can I promote an off-campus event from a tailgating site?
A: No banners promoting a product or a corporation may be hung without the consent of the Athletics Marketing Office & IMG Sports Marketing (corporate tailgates may identify the company on their site). For more information, please call 713-348-2328.
Q: When does Tailgate Owley open and close?
A: Tailgate Owley opens 3 hours prior to game time. The area begins to shut down 15 minutes prior to kickoff and is closed for good at game time. Rice Athletics is not responsible for any items lost in Tailgate Owley.
Q: What is a Party Pass?
A: Fans can purchase a party pass for a specific game, which provides a general admission ticket to the game along with unlimited food and drink in the VIP area of Tailgate Owley for just $25. Spaces are limited. Season ticket holders can purchase party passes for just $15 per game.
Purchase the Party Pass online here beginning mid-August.
Q: What is College Row?
A: The owls will have a new "College Row" feature in which each of rice's residential colleges will be assigned a tent of their own to decorate and conduct their own tailgate for both current members as well as college alumni. Judging to determine the top college tailgate will be conducted during the season with special prizes announced during the SMU game at the end of the season.
Q: Can I rent a private area in Tailgate Owley?
A: You can rent your own private area for a private tailgate! Bring your friends, co-workers, and guests for a great college football experience. For more information, contact Rice Athletics Marketing at 713.348.3094 by emailing email@example.com.
Q: Where will my tent be located?
A: Utilize the free parking near gate 3 on the northeast side of Rice Stadium. Signage will be used to display your group name. If you have any questions, ask any of the Rice Athletics staff on site.
Q: How do I learn more about tent purchasing options?
A: Contact Aztec Events & Tents (713-699-0088 ext 150) to receive all information regarding Rice Tailgate rentals.
Q: Is tailgating in Rice Stadium parking lot free?
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about tailgating?
A: Contact Rice Athletics Marketing at 713.348.3094 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.