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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Guess my walkway over University was a stupid idea after all.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_...-fan-amenities


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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    Guess my walkway over University was a stupid idea after all.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_...-fan-amenities









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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    Guess my walkway over University was a stupid idea after all.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_...-fan-amenities
    almost a year later...


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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    I've been to every game, home and away for the last two years and here's a bit of what I observed. At Tulsa, where the high dollar donors are, they park on the side of the road, next to a large open area of green space and are provided cable TV and electricity. At TCU, the high dollar donors get a trash can, picnic table, and a grill. But, in all cases these amenities where for high end donors as I had the opportunity to tailgate with a pro golfer at TCU. Otherwise, Baylor had the closest atmosphere to ISU, with everyone congregating in a large open field (grass) next to the stadium. Memphis (Liberty Bowl) probably had the next best setup, with everything centered around Tiger Alley. ISU, has the largest RV parking in the Big 12, and it takes a lot to get in, much more than the minimum donation, which is good for the school but it does limit fans, so that's to bad. Out of all the suggestions, I think adding the bands would a really cool thing, either on Friday night or Saturday night after the game.



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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Best tailgating spot in the state by far. Close proximity to different spots, and keep the bars as far away as possible. Tailgating isn't meant to be inside.

    I'm not as opposed to the intramural spots as everybody else is. Good spots for kids to play pickup football games/bags. Talking about this is getting me stoked for the fall!



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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Built one of these for our tailgate. We don't have a generator or anything, so we are limited to battery power. I used 2 6x9's and a car stereo for mine. Got a $80 marine battery from wally world and have so far run 40+ hours without charge. Used to have a little mono-speaker/amp combo for playing tunes. That was sufficient, but this thing is almost excessive for our area.




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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Honestly - I think a walkway is a waste of money. Or at least just one - which is what it sounds like it's going to be.

    Where?

    You got people coming from the lots to the south. People coming from the vet med lots, people from the east in G7, further to the north (is that G6?) and the parking up behind Stuart Smith to the NE.

    And for 6, maybe 7 games a year?

    Seems to me you need at least two or three - otherwise people will still dodge traffic if a walk way isn't more or less on their direct route.



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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmthornt View Post
    I've been to every game, home and away for the last two years and here's a bit of what I observed. At Tulsa, where the high dollar donors are, they park on the side of the road, next to a large open area of green space and are provided cable TV and electricity. At TCU, the high dollar donors get a trash can, picnic table, and a grill. But, in all cases these amenities where for high end donors as I had the opportunity to tailgate with a pro golfer at TCU. Otherwise, Baylor had the closest atmosphere to ISU, with everyone congregating in a large open field (grass) next to the stadium. Memphis (Liberty Bowl) probably had the next best setup, with everything centered around Tiger Alley. ISU, has the largest RV parking in the Big 12, and it takes a lot to get in, much more than the minimum donation, which is good for the school but it does limit fans, so that's to bad. Out of all the suggestions, I think adding the bands would a really cool thing, either on Friday night or Saturday night after the game.



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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Baylors atmosphere was only close to ISU within 2 hours from kickoff and within 200 yards of the stadium. The setup was decent, just didn't have enough tailgaters (for an extended period of time).

    KSU has the closest tailgating experience to ISU.



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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Quote Originally Posted by BodeClone View Post
    Best tailgating spot in the state by far. Close proximity to different spots, and keep the bars as far away as possible. Tailgating isn't meant to be inside.

    I'm not as opposed to the intramural spots as everybody else is. Good spots for kids to play pickup football games/bags. Talking about this is getting me stoked for the fall!
    Wow! Ahead of Drake, Grinnell,,, Iowa.....You really are setting the bar up high!



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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    Guess my walkway over University was a stupid idea after all.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_...-fan-amenities


    It will be interesting to see how the walkway ties into the whole renovation of the south end of the stadium. Perhaps the Reiman Gardens "feel" will extend to the walkway and maybe even east of the road.



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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    Honestly - I think a walkway is a waste of money. Or at least just one - which is what it sounds like it's going to be.

    Where?

    You got people coming from the lots to the south. People coming from the vet med lots, people from the east in G7, further to the north (is that G6?) and the parking up behind Stuart Smith to the NE.

    And for 6, maybe 7 games a year?

    Seems to me you need at least two or three - otherwise people will still dodge traffic if a walk way isn't more or less on their direct route.


    If they force traffic south on University from the S lots,
    east on 16th from G2,3,4,5,8,
    east on 4th from G6,7 on 4th,
    north on University, west on Lincoln Way, and east on 4th from Hilton lots,
    they virtually eliminate north/south traffic on University at 4th Street and therefore really only need the walkway at 16th Street.

    If they allow people to go north on University from S/G23458 lots or south on University from Hilton/G67 lots, then they may need more walkways over University.



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    Re: ways to improve tailgating?

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    Honestly - I think a walkway is a waste of money. Or at least just one - which is what it sounds like it's going to be.

    Where?

    You got people coming from the lots to the south. People coming from the vet med lots, people from the east in G7, further to the north (is that G6?) and the parking up behind Stuart Smith to the NE.

    And for 6, maybe 7 games a year?

    Seems to me you need at least two or three - otherwise people will still dodge traffic if a walk way isn't more or less on their direct route.
    Ya I'm thinking most coming from the student lot won't want to wait to cross at the bridge and will cut over the road and through that ditch like they do now.



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