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    Tailgating is part of the fun of attending college football games and fans attending University of Cincinnati home games have several options for their pregame celebrating. Tailgating not only guarantees a great parking space, but allows you to pack your own food, grills, beverages, and all the necessary essentials for your very own pregame party.


    The Gridiron Tailgate, or THE GRID, includes 100-plus tailgating plots stretched across Campus Green (Northeast corner of campus) allowing fans the opportunity to bring their pregame parties to the heart of campus, flanking the CATWALK.

    Two convenient drop off zones (Lindner Hall Circle and West University Avenue Circle) allow plot holders the ability to unload their tailgating supplies near the site. Options are also available for those that need tailgating supplies: food and beverage vendors will be on site and arrangements can be made for tents, grills, tables, chairs, and/or coolers to be set up and taken down at your plot on gameday. Plots are sold on a season-long basis and are allocated to fans based on UCATS priority points.

    For everything you need to know about THE GRID including plot requests, maps, rules and restrictions, and how to rent materials, click HERE.

    Not a plot holder? All of Bearcats Nation is encouraged to pack Campus Green on game day by attending The Grid's Open-Access Area. This walk-up area is free of charge and chairs and coolers are permitted.

    The Grid will be accessible for plot holders and those attending the Open-Access Areas beginning four hours prior to the scheduled game time and will remain open one hour after the conclusion of the game.

    Fans may not remain in the tailgate area during the contest, but party supplies can be left as Security will remain on hand.


    • Lot 22: Located off Martin Luther King in front of the UC medical center between Bellevue and Highland Avenue. Passes are sold on a season-long basis and are $140 per space.


    • Bogart's Lot: Located behind Bogart's on the corner of Glendora Street and Corry Boulevard.
    • Martino's Lot: Located directly behind Martino's Restaurant on Short Vine.
    • Charlton Lot: Adjacent to LaRosa's located on Short Vine.

    For more information on the three off campus tailgating lots please contact Chris Gerrein with Star Parking at 859-344-3017 or