Tailgating Policy for Athletic Events at Trinity College
Homecoming Weekend/Family Weekend
Parking spots in the Hansen parking lot next to the football field will be
reserved for *Homecoming- classes of 2002 and older exclusively and *Family Weekend for alumni and parents exclusively with reservations required through the alumni office. Parking spots
in the lower Vernon St. and Broad St. lots for tailgating will be available to
Trinity alumni/friends and fans from the opposing team on a first-come,
first-serve basis on game day, spaces are limited.
You must be 21 or older to park in a Tailgating
lot. Tailgating will only be
permitted in specified tailgating areas (Hansen lot and the lower Vernon St. and Broad St.
lot) and fans are requested to occupy no more than one space per vehicle. Kegs, large vehicles (such as RVs, buses, rental trucks,
common source beer etc.)
and large tents are prohibited. Also, no rapid consumption devices such as ice
luges or funnels nor any "drinking games" such as beer bong will be allowed in
the designated tailgating areas. The
amount of alcohol brought in must be proportionate to the number of people in
Any person consuming alcohol on College property
must be at least 21 years of age and may not serve alcohol to minors. Security
will patrol the tailgating areas to check for violations of the policy. Any fan
in possession of alcohol in the tailgating areas may be asked to show valid
identification/proof of age. Cars and trunks will be subject to visual inspection by campus
security officers upon entering the tailgating areas.
No alcohol or open containers may be brought into
Jessee/Miller Field, including the fenced-off area surrounding the football
field, the stands and the sidelines of the game. The tailgating areas will open
at 8:00 a.m. on game day with tailgating to start at 10:00 a.m. and will
conclude at the end of the game. We ask you to please clean up any garbage and recycling at
All spectators should exhibit good sportsmanship
in accordance with NESCAC and NCAA policy. We request your cooperation by
supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity,
racial, or sexist comments, or other intimidating actions directed at officials,
student-athletes, coaches or team representatives will not be tolerated and are
grounds for removal from the site of competition.
imposes criminal penalties upon those who allow minors to consume alcohol on
private property and upon those who fail to stop minors from doing so. It is
the College's hope that enforcement of this law will not result in the
termination of certain traditional Trinity events, including tailgating prior to
football games. To that end, the College requests the active cooperation of
all alumni in eliminating any underage alcohol consumption at on-campus events.