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    Tailgate Owley, the official Rice Athletics tailgate area, is located directly east of Rice Stadium on the grass alongside Rice Stadium. At Tailgate Owley there is music, inflatatable games and face painting for the kids. This year Rice and Bud Light are teaming up to revamp the pregame fun, which will create an even more enjoyable gathering point for all fans before kickoff. Music will fill the air and the Beirgarten will offer Budweiser products and delicious catered food. Rice sponsors will also be on hand with a variety of activities and special offerings for specific games.

    Each of Rice's residential colleges are invited to tailgate in their own tent in College Row. Students will be encouraged to decorate and conduct their own tailgate along College Row throughout the football season.

    Tailgate Owley opens 3 hours prior to gametime. The area begins to shut down 15 minutes prior to kickoff and is closed at gametime. Bring your friends, co-workers, and guests for a great college football game-day experience!

    You can also rent your own area for a private tailgate! Bring your friends, co-workers, and guests for a great college football experience.

    • Preferred Food Vendors
      Contact the following vendors to assist you with your Rice Owls Tailgate:

      Aztec Events & Tents Ronnie Howell | 713-699-0088

      Lemond Catering & Special Events Merinda Watkins | 713-790-0441

      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

      Gatlin's BBQ Greg Gatlin | 713-869-4227

      Raising Canes

      Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors is The Official Beer of Rice Athletics.

      • Tailgate FAQ's

        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 College Row?

        A: College Row will feature each of rice's residential colleges. Students 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 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 promotions@rice.edu.

        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?

        A: Yes.

        Q: Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about tailgating?

        A: Contact Rice Athletics Marketing at 713.348.3094 by emailing promotions@rice.edu.

      • Rice Stadium Parking Lots
        Want to bring your own food and tailgate in the parking lot? Parking at Rice Stadium is free in the surrounding lots (some areas are reserved for donors). The parking lots open four hours prior to kickoff . You can tailgate by your vehicle, but you can not set-up in adjoining parking spaces or in fire lanes.

      • Rice Stadium RV Parking
        Parking is located southeast of Rice Stadium in West Lot 5. Parking costs $50 per vehicle per game and is limited. This lot opens six hours prior to kickoff.

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