Athletics News
Nevada Fans Show Support by Tailgating

By:  Media Services Intern Jorgan Staker

On game day, where will you find some of the most dedicated and loyal Wolf Pack football fans?  Tailgating on the campus of the University of Nevada of course!  Tailgating has been a longstanding athletic tradition here in Reno, attracting groups from all areas of life, from the fraternities, to the engineering students, to alumni and longtime friends.  These groups gather hours before kickoff, parking vans, cars and recreational vehicles in the parking lots north of Mackay stadium and south of Lawlor Events Center. 

Tailgating set-ups can be as simple as a couple of chairs, a cooler and a camping barbeque.  They can also be as elaborate as having an outdoor television area (with nothing but the best flat-screen plasma t.v. and blow-up chairs), a pool and play area for the kiddies and a variety of homemade games.  Laughter, smiles, good food and fun are the essentials for tailgating here at Nevada, creating a sense of unity and camaraderie for the Pack. 


Tailgating is permitted in the parking lots to the north, south and east of Mackay stadium on days of home football games.  Tailgating in these areas is free of charge and will be open four hours prior to kickoff.  Tailgating is not permitted south of the Brian Whalen Garage or in any of the parking structures on campus. For more details tailgating, check out the Game-Day Guide and Game-Day Parking Map 

In order to reserve a tailgating spot with a tent, table and chairs contact Meredith Montoya at (775) 682-6905.