Tailgating Rules

Tailgaiting starts at 10 a.m. and ends when the game begins in the designated tailgating parking lot only, accessed via North River Street. The tailgating lot is located on the grass to the North of Panther Field and AllWell North. Tailgating and consumption of alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited at any time after kickoff, including after the game’s conclusion. Tailgating and consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all other lots and while in line to enter the designated tailgating area. Tailgaters are welcome to leave their car parked in the tailgating area throughout the rest of the afternoon.

Tailgaters are reminded of University values that include a desire for respectful treatment of those around them and mindful that all students are subject to policies outlined in the Plymouth State University Student Rights and Code of Conduct. Everyone is subject to the New Hampshire State Law, as well as the rules and regulations of PSU.

For safety considerations, all tailgaters will use cans, plastic cups or plastic bottles; glass containers are prohibited. “Common containers” like kegs, party balls, etc. are prohibited.

Wristbands provided to those over 21 years of age (Valid ID required). You must wear a wristband to consume alcohol. Look for staff to get your free wristband. No one under 21 years of age, in accordance with the laws of the state of NH, may consume alcohol at this event. No exceptions.

For safety reasons, gas powered generators are not allowed. Propane and gas grills are permitted, not to exceed a 20-gallon tank per vehicle. Charcoal grills, wood fires, and any other form of open flame are prohibited.

This is a carry-in-carry out event. Please be prepared to clean up after yourselves. Portable restrooms are available and will be located adjacent to the tailgating area.

Indoor use furniture such as couches and sofas are prohibited in the tailgating area. Only portable radios that don’t need an external power source may be used. Volume of music must be appropriate for all ages. Box trucks and pets that aren’t service animals are prohibited.

Please observe the “No Dogs rule for the athletic field complex, which includes tailgating. Working service dogs are permitted.


Tag your social media posts #PlymouthState! Full schedule of events at plymouth.edu/homecoming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I park next to certain people / other cars?
Yes! While there is no way to reserve specific parking spaces tailgating next to your friends and family is easy. Make sure to arrive together, lining up on North River Street to be let in and parked sequentially. Make sure to form your line of cars before turning onto North River Street.

Are tickets to the game included with tailgating?
Yes! Everyone in your vehicle is all set to watch the game.

When can I arrive?
Vehicles are let into the tailgating area starting at 3 hours prior to kick-off. Vehicles can start lining up on North River Street in advance, but won’t be let in. If kick-off is at 1pm, tailgating starts at 10am.

Can I give my tailgating spot to someone else?
Yes. You must let the Alumni Relations Office know by Thursday, before the game who will be taking your space. There are no tickets, just a guest list.

Can I pay at the gate?
Yes. However, pre-registration is highly recommended as we may be at max capacity and unable to admit day-of registrants. Homecoming is highly likely to sell-out in advance. Cash is accepted at the gate.

2021 Football Tailgating Schedule

Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Plymouth State vs Husson University – Football Season Opener and first tailgate at the new turf field

Saturday, October 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Plymouth State vs Framingham State – Homecoming!

Saturday, October 16, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Plymouth State vs Fitchburg State

Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Plymouth State vs Worcester State – Celebrating 50 years of Plymouth State Football!

Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Plymouth State vs Mass Maritime Academy