2014 Rice Football Fan Guide
2014 Football Parking Map
Men's Basketball Parking Map
Pre-Game Timeline for Football
- Parking Lots Open - 4 hours prior
- Tailgate Owley Opens - 3 hours prior to kickoff
- Player Entrance to Stadium (Gate 4) - Approximately 2 hours prior to kickoff
- MOB in Tailgate Owley - 1 hour prior to kickoff
- MOB Pregame Performance - 20 minutes prior to kickoff
Tailgate Owley 2014 Map
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 tent. 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. For more information and to book your premium tailgate space, please call the Marketing Department at (713) 348-6923.
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!
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) 348-6923.
Q: How do I learn more about tent rental options for my tailgate space?
A: Once you have secured your space through the Athletics Marketing Department, you may 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: 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) 348-6923 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) 348-6923
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: 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.
Rice Stadium Parking Lots-Football
Parking at Rice Stadium is free in most surrounding lots, with the exception of a few specific lots reserved for donors. Entry to lots is available four hours prior to kickoff. Please keep in mind that when tailgating at your vehicle, you may not set-up in adjoining parking spaces or in fire lanes..
Parking for Men's Basketball
Owl Club Parking
As many of you know, we recently completed construction of the George R. Brown Tennis Center and our tennis teams have fully transitioned to this state of the art facility. As such, we will soon begin planned demolition of the Jake Hess Tennis stadium to make way for construction of the new Moody Center for the Arts. During this process, we will be losing parking spaces in the Hess Lot, which has traditionally housed parking for men's basketball games for season ticket holders with gifts to the Owl Club of $1,000 and above. While we anticipate there will still be sufficient spots for all donors at this level, in the case the lot fills up we will use West Lot 1 (in front of the Shepherd School of Music) for overflow. Please look for your "Owl Club Lot" parking pass in your season ticket package. This parking pass will provide access to the lot referenced on the enclosed map. As the Moody Center for the Arts project progresses, we will provide ample parking updates to donors throughout the season. Please contact Lizzie Yoshida (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Rice Stadium RV Parking
Beginning this year, as part of our stated goal to generate the additional resources necessary to effectively support the continued success of our student-athletes, we will charge for parking in the West Lots for men's basketball games. Fans will have multiple options to pay for parking. Season parking passes (for 14 games) will be available for purchase for $50. Individual game parking passes can be purchased in advance for $4 or on game day at the parking lot for $5 (cash only). Fans can pre-purchase season or individual game parking passes by calling the ticket office at 713-522-OWLS or when purchasing single game tickets on Ticketmaster. Please note that fans will still have the ability to park for free on the Rice campus in the Greenbriar lot.
RV Parking is located southeast of Rice Stadium in West Lot 5. Parking for large RV vehicles is $50 per vehicle per game, and space is limited. This lot opens six hours prior to kickoff. Please call the parking office at (713) 348-2020 to reserve your RV spot.