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    Tailgate questions

    Hey guys! I'm new around here so forgive me if this has already been discussed. I received free tickets to both the NDSU and Iowa games this year and I was wondering what time do the parking lots open for tailgating. I don't have a parking pass so i'm assuming i'll be parking in the haunted forest grass lot. So if anybody knows when that opens and how much it costs I would be grateful!

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    Re: Tailgate questions

    lots open at 7AM or 6 hours before kickoff (whichever is first) Public parking costs $15.



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    Re: Tailgate questions

    the line for the Iowa game will start WAY before 6 hours prior to kickoff.

    bring a sleeping bag.



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    Re: Tailgate questions

    Oh and a little advice for the Iowa game. If you are wanting to do some hardcore tailgating, and by hardcore I mean showing up as early as possible, I would recommend arriving well in advance. For that game lots will fill up very fast in the public lots.

    Example: Showing up at 5 AM for the iowa game two years ago wasn't early enough to acquire, what I consider, prime real estate.



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    Re: Tailgate questions

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    Oh and a little advice for the Iowa game. If you are wanting to do some hardcore tailgating, and by hardcore I mean showing up as early as possible, I would recommend arriving well in advance. For that game lots will fill up very fast in the public lots.

    Example: Showing up at 5 AM for the iowa game two years ago wasn't early enough to acquire, what I consider, prime real estate.
    I usually go when the bars let out at 130am.



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    Re: Tailgate questions

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    I usually go when the bars let out at 130am.
    I like your dedication.


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    Re: Tailgate questions

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    I usually go when the bars let out at 130am.
    I like your style. Since the Iowa game is an early kickoff this year I will more than likely rally the troops and try to get there in the wee hours of the morn. (we need a little irish man smilee)



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    Re: Tailgate questions

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    I like your style. Since the Iowa game is an early kickoff this year I will more than likely rally the troops and try to get there in the wee hours of the morn. (we need a little irish man smilee)
    We had a keg 4 years ago, went till midnight, then went out to get in line and were roped around the back of vet med. I'd say we were more than halfway into the grass lot when we were let in. Definitely past that wooden bridge.



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    Re: Tailgate questions

    Thanks for the heads up! So for the Thursday game getting their by Noon should be good enough since I'm sure there will be a lot of people at work still. And then for the Iowa game I should plan on being in line by at least 3:00am if not sooner?

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    Re: Tailgate questions

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnysideup View Post
    Thanks for the heads up! So for the Thursday game getting their by Noon should be good enough since I'm sure there will be a lot of people at work still. And then for the Iowa game I should plan on being in line by at least 3:00am if not sooner?

    Go CLONES!
    Noon for the Thursday game is ample time, in fact you could make it a little later and you'll be just fine. (this is a downfall to thursday games)

    3-4 AM for the Iowa game would be a good goal to shoot for. You will still undoubtedly have to wait in line to get into a lot at that time, but you'll probably still be ok.



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    Re: Tailgate questions

    NDSU fan looking forward to the legendary ISU tailgate event. What are the rules and your advice as far as:

    1. What lots are open to visiting fans? When do they open?
    2. Glass containers, kegs, open fires/grills?
    3. How long prior to kickoff is the tailgating shut down, if at all?
    4. How long after the game can we hang out in the lots?
    5. Are there porta-potties in the lots?
    6. Any other good info you may have...

    Thanks,
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    Re: Tailgate questions

    For the Thursday game, you'll be perfectly fine up to a couple hrs before the game. VERY late arriving crowd on Thursday nights. One of the reasons Thursday night games SUCK.



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    Re: Tailgate questions

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    Oh and a little advice for the Iowa game. If you are wanting to do some hardcore tailgating, and by hardcore I mean showing up as early as possible, I would recommend arriving well in advance. For that game lots will fill up very fast in the public lots.

    Example: Showing up at 5 AM for the iowa game two years ago wasn't early enough to acquire, what I consider, prime real estate.
    We saw sunrise waiting in an hour long line.


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    Re: Tailgate questions

    Quote Originally Posted by runtheoption View Post
    NDSU fan looking forward to the legendary ISU tailgate event. What are the rules and your advice as far as:

    1. What lots are open to visiting fans? When do they open? Go to the grass lots
    2. Glass containers, kegs, open fires/grills? no glass, no kegs
    3. How long prior to kickoff is the tailgating shut down, if at all? Goes on through game and after
    4. How long after the game can we hang out in the lots? Never been thrown out
    5. Are there porta-potties in the lots? Yes, there's also a creek/woods
    6. Any other good info you may have... Get ready to get *********

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    Re: Tailgate questions

    Quote Originally Posted by runtheoption View Post
    NDSU fan looking forward to the legendary ISU tailgate event. What are the rules and your advice as far as:

    1. What lots are open to visiting fans? When do they open?
    2. Glass containers, kegs, open fires/grills?
    3. How long prior to kickoff is the tailgating shut down, if at all?
    4. How long after the game can we hang out in the lots?
    5. Are there porta-potties in the lots?
    6. Any other good info you may have...

    Thanks,
    rto
    1. The public lots are the "G" lots, located at the south end of this map. "General public parking is located in the grass areas south of Jack Trice Stadium along South 16th Street. Limited
    parking is located around Hilton Coliseum. All general public parking lots open 6 hours prior to kickoff. General public bringing recreational vehicles the night before football gamedays will be directed to park at the ISU Veterinary Medicine College (Lot 93)."




    2. Officially, no glass bottles, kegs or open fires are allowed in parking areas. Grills and tents are allowed, but you're limited to the space directly around your vehicle. "Please limit your tailgating to one parking space and do not block the path for other vehicles to park. Remember to clean up your area before departing. No glass bottles, kegs or open fires are allowed in parking lots. Tents can be no larger than 10x10."

    3. Tailgating is not shut down at all. There are always people that show up without tickets, pay to park, and just tailgate.

    4. Normally, you can stay a few hours after the game. The only overnight stays usually happen in the donor RV lots.

    5. Portable "facilities" are available.

    6. Misc: Don't be a jerk, and you shouldn't get treated poorly. ISU fans enjoy drinking/socializing with fans from most schools, because hey -- booze is booze.



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