Football Tailgate Tents at Gillette and McGuirk Stadiums

Event Details

August 30, 2014
September 6, 2014
September 27, 2014
October 18, 2014
November 12, 2014
November 28, 2014

McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Room: and at Gillette Stadium

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Admission: 
$15
Contact:
Alumni Association
413-545-2317

Celebrate the return of UMass Football to Amherst. Bring your friends and family to the pre-game celebrations at the Football Tailgate Tent tradition in both McGuirk Stadium in Amherst and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough for all home games!  Each venue will have entertainment, giveaways and host of free activities the entire family will enjoy. 

Check our UMass Football information page to purchase football game tickets and learn more about the Gillette and McGuirk Stadium experiences!

Cost:

  • Tailgate Tent with barbecue:  $15 per person (See registration page for special signature event pricing).
  • Pre-game festivities that include music, games and giveaways:  Free & open to the public!
  • 2 complimentary tailgate tickets are provided to Life and Legacy members of the Alumni Association. Click here to register if you are a Life or Legacy member.

Game Schedule:

August 30 vs. Boston College at Gillette Stadium
September 6 vs. Colorado at Gillette Stadium
September 27 vs. Bowling Green at McGuirk Alumni Stadium
October 18 vs. Eastern Michigan at Gillette Stadium
November 12 vs. Ball State at McGuirk Alumni Stadium
November 28 vs. Buffalo at McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Timeline:

  • 3 hours prior to game: Parking lots & pre-game festivities begin
  • 2.5 hours prior to game: Team arrives at pre-game festivities for fan greeting!
  • 2 hours prior to game: Food service at Tailgate Tent begins

(3 hours for special signature events)

  • 1.5 hours prior to game: Stadium gates open
  • 10 minutes prior to game:  National Anthem
  • Game time:  Pre-game festivities & Tailgate Tent close

Parking at Gillette & McGuirk Stadiums for UMass Football games is free!    

Save the date for Homecoming, September 22-28, 2014!

Directions:

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take a right at the first set of lights (usually blinking yellow) and proceed approximately one-quarter mile. The stadium entrance will be on your right.From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.