The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics, in conjunction with UCATS and the 1200 Club, announced Monday the creation of the Gridiron Tailgate on Campus Green.
The GRID, a new and unique on campus tailgating opportunity, will make its debut prior to the Bearcats 2011 football season opener against Austin Peay at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.
The GRID is made up of 100 tailgating plots stretched across Campus Green giving fans the chance to bring their pre-game parties to the heart of campus. The 1200 Club is determined to develop the pre-game culture of Bearcats Football and create the best possible gameday atmosphere for the fans and for the football team as they step off the bus for the CATWALK through campus.
Plots will be sold on a season-long basis for a flat rate of $150. Each plot size will average 20′ x 16′ and are only valid for games at Nippert Stadium. Paul Brown Stadium tailgating options will be announced at a later date.
All plot requests must be received by Friday, Aug. 12.
The GRID holds 100 spaces. Spaces will be allocated first to interested George D. Smith Society and 1200 Club members. All additional spaces will be awarded according to UCATS giving level and then priority points within.
Drop-off zones allow plot holders the ability to conveniently unload their tailgating supplies near the site. (View The GRID Guide for locations)
Plot holders may bring their own food, beverages and tailgating supplies including grills, coolers, tables, chairs and small tents. Alcohol is permitted; no glass bottles or cans. Cups are acceptable. Food and beverage vendors will also be on site.
The GRID has partnered with All-American Rentals for those who would like to rent supplies. All-American Rentals can conveniently provide tents, grills, tables, chairs and coolers for your party. They can be contacted after the allocation of the spaces at 513-521-6500.
The GRID opens four hours prior to the scheduled game time and will re-open for one additional hour after the conclusion of the game.
The area will close 30 minutes prior to kickoff and patrons must vacate the area during the game. Tailgate equipment may be left at your space during the game as security will remain on hand.
Fans that do not have a reserved space inside the GRID are welcome to visit the GRID’s Open Access Area. This free area allows the placement of coolers and chairs, but grilling is not permitted.
For additional information, including rules and regulations pertaining to the Gridiron Tailgate, please view the GRID guide by clicking HERE.
For any additional questions about the GRID, please contact Keith Pantling at [email protected].