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    Tailgating Questions

    I will be attending the NDSU game and I just have some questions about tailgating. I was looking at the ISU website and the lots open up six hours before the game. Do they typically fill up fast for a weekday game? Also, are there certain lots you can tailgate in?

    Thanks for the help and I hope we can keep the game interesting!



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    Re: Tailgating Questions

    usually a slower fill on weekday games.

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    Re: Tailgating Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunadrette View Post
    I will be attending the NDSU game and I just have some questions about tailgating. I was looking at the ISU website and the lots open up six hours before the game. Do they typically fill up fast for a weekday game? Also, are there certain lots you can tailgate in?

    Thanks for the help and I hope we can keep the game interesting!
    Only the grass, concrete or gravel lots.



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    Re: Tailgating Questions

    For the Thursday games, they really don't start to fill up until 60-90 min before gametime. I always take this day off work and it is pretty quiet until 4:30-5ish.



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    Re: Tailgating Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    For the Thursday games, they really don't start to fill up until 60-90 min before gametime. I always take this day off work and it is pretty quiet until 4:30-5ish.

    Agreed but if you're not in the lot 60-90min prior to the game you may be waiting in a line to get into a lot.

    Two years ago my wife and I left at about 4:30 and got to Ames around 5:15. We were coming up hyw 69 from Ankeny and found ourselves stopped outside of town about 1 mile south of hyw 30 at a crawl. We ended up parking in a hotel parking lot and walked about 3/4mile while others continued to wait in line. We made the kick off by a few minutes, they didn't. The problem is many folks wait until after work and travel to Ames getting them there ~60min prior to kickoff. Our inflow of traffic isn't great with high volumes. I'll be getting there around 2:00 this year. And as was stated above, things are relatively slow around that time.

    Good luck and enjoy tailgating.


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    Re: Tailgating Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    For the Thursday games, they really don't start to fill up until 60-90 min before gametime. I always take this day off work and it is pretty quiet until 4:30-5ish.

    The public lots, where she would likely be parking, will be pretty full around then (4:30-5:00) since that's where the students and any road fans will be tailgating.


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    Student and Public lots on the south side, correct?

    wheres the rowdiest MO-FO's tailgate at? Heart of Student section?? that's where Lakesbison will be!


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    Re: Tailgating Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by lakesbison View Post
    wheres the rowdiest MO-FO's tailgate at? Heart of Student section??
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakesbison View Post
    Student and Public lots on the south side, correct?

    wheres the rowdiest MO-FO's tailgate at? Heart of Student section?? that's where Lakesbison will be!
    You'll want to check out the grass lot on the NE corner at the intersection of 13th street and Grand Ave. The parking can be tough to get, but that is where the big party goes down.


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    Re: Tailgating Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by lakesbison View Post
    Student and Public lots on the south side, correct?

    wheres the rowdiest MO-FO's tailgate at? Heart of Student section?? that's where Lakesbison will be!
    Public lots are kind of scattered around. But, the majority of them are south and southeast of the stadium, in the grass.

    The rowdiest will be the student lots, directly south of the stadium at the corner of University BLVD and South 16th St. A lot of students to drink and play games with. Don't go in there talking smack though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LonoClone View Post
    You'll want to check out the grass lot on the NE corner at the intersection of 13th street and Grand Ave. The parking can be tough to get, but that is where the big party goes down.
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    Re: Tailgating Questions

    thanks for the info!! seroiusly.


    "Don't go in there talking smack though. " can I sign language it? haha


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    Quote Originally Posted by lakesbison View Post
    thanks for the info!! seroiusly.


    "Don't go in there talking smack though. " can I sign language it? haha
    no problem. You should stop by. I'll save you a PBR.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lakesbison View Post
    thanks for the info!! seroiusly.


    "Don't go in there talking smack though. " can I sign language it? haha
    If that includes the middle finger, I'd say no... or wait.. Go ahead and do it.


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