2015 Football Parking Information
2015 Football Game Day Information
Pre-Game Timeline for Football
- Parking Lots Open - 4 hours prior to kickoff
- Tailgate Owley Opens - 3 hours prior to kickoff
- Rice Team Entrance to Stadium (Gate 4) - Approximately 2 hours prior to kickoff
Tailgate Owley, the official Rice Athletics tailgate area, is located directly east of Rice Stadium between West Lot 2/3 and the stadium. In Tailgate Owley, Rice fans of all ages can enjoy a great pre-game experience. The area is full of music, inflatable games, pre-game performances and face painting. Additionally, fans can gear up for the game as they shop in the Rice Bookstore Trailer. Rice sponsors will also be on hand with a variety of activities and special offerings. Fans can come hungry to Tailgate Owley as well with Houston area food trucks supplying tasty treats on select game days.
Want to be right in the middle of all the action? Tailgate spaces are available in Tailgate Owley based on the size of your group with single game and full season options. You can enjoy tailgating with your fellow Owls fans in this premium area located right by Rice Stadium. As part of your premium reservation, you will have access to a Rice Athletics customer service representative who will assist you with all of your tailgating needs, including food and beverage catering options as well as rentals of tents, tables or chairs if needed.
Premium tailgating options, like the examples pictured below, are also available for select games. The first option features a rooftop deck, TVs, multiple electrical outlets and more, making it perfect for entertaining groups of 20+ people. The second option has multiple size options featuring TVs, multiple electrical outlets and several other exciting features.
Spaces are limited, so make your reservation today! For more information and to book your premium tailgate space, please call the Marketing Department at (713) 348-3094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tailgate Owley opens 3 hours prior to game time and begins to shut down 15 minutes prior to kickoff so all fans can be in the stadium at game time to cheer on the Owls. Bring your friends, co-workers, and guests for a great college football game-day experience!
Please note: Areas outside of Tailgate Owley are available for tailgating at no expense on a first come, first served basis, unless marked otherwise.
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 closes at game time.
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.
Q: Is tailgating in Rice Stadium parking lot free?
A: Tailgating in parking lots at your vehicle is free. Premium tailgating space in Tailgate Owley does have a fee, so please contact the Marketing Office at (713) 348-3094 for details. Please keep in mind that when tailgating at your vehicle, set-up in adjoining parking spaces or in fire lanes are not allowed.
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about tailgating?
A: Contact Rice Athletics Marketing at (713) 348-3094
Q: May I use a generator?
A: Generators are not allowed in Rice Stadium parking lots. 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: 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.
Preferred Food Vendors
Contact the following vendors to assist you with your Rice Owls Tailgate. Please note that all food deliveries need to be made before Tailgate Owley opens 3 hours prior to kickoff.
Papa Johns Andrew Paschal | (713) 661-0845
Prince's Hamburgers John Broussard | (713) 713-0101
Kona Ice Patrick Sinclair | (713) 864-4747
Genghis Grill Clint Nelson | (281) 814-9799
Buffalo Wild Wings Rice Village | (713) 521-1100
Fuddruckers Tiffanie Gupton | (713) 329-6895
Mandola's Catering Frankie Mandola | (713) 501-5321
Luby's Catering Tiffanie Gupton | (713) 329-6895
Chick-Fil-A Amanda Hodgson | (713) 523-2442
Baker Street Grill Rice Village | (713) 942-9900
Jason's Deli Rice Village | (713) 522-2660
Wing Stop 1 (888) 75-WINGS
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