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The Gridiron Tailgate is the place to be on game day! The Grid, located on Campus Green, includes corporate tents and vendors, along with 100-plus tailgating plots allowing fans the opportunity to bring their pregame parties to the heart of campus. 

Plot holders may bring their own food, beverages, and tailgating supplies including grills, coolers, tables, chairs, and small pop-up canopy tents (maximum size of 10' x 10').

Unique to the Grid:
The "Catwalk" - 2 ½ hours before game time, the band and spirit squads line the walkways as the team parades through the Grid for the traditional "Catwalk".

Food & beverages on site - several food and beverage vendors are on location if you're looking for a hassle free tailgating experience.

New to the Grid in 2013:        
Curbside Caddie Service
- students will be on hand at the University Circle (off Jefferson Ave) to carry tailgating supplies to your plot to help make the unloading process more convenient.  This service is complimentary for all Grid plot holders.

University Garage Parking - all Grid plot holders will receive a University Garage Parking Pass ($84 value) with each Grid Plot purchased. 

Customer Service Center - located adjacent to the Sigma Sigma Tower, there will be a customer service tent to assist with any game day concerns. 

Plots are sold on a season-long basis for $400.

Plots are sold on a season-long basis for $400. After expanding the GRID, there are a limited number of plots remaining for 2013. Select GRID plots can also be sold for single game use for $100 (based on availability). For more information, please contact Katie Pavel in the UCATS Office at 513-556-9763 or at Katie.Pavel@uc.edu.

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The Bearcats Football Tailgate Garden is the perfect, no-hassle tailgate solution for fans prior to UC Football games. Open three hours before each home game, it is the ideal setting for family, friends and corporate groups to come together and enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet as you get ready to cheer on the Bearcats.

LOT 22

Located off Martin Luther King in front of the UC medical center between Bellevue and Highland Avenue, Lot 22 is the ideal destination for traditional tailgaters.  Park your car or truck in this open surface lot and set up shop. It's that easy. A complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the stadium.

Lot 22 passes are sold on a season-long basis and are $120 per space.  To secure a pass for Lot 22, call the UCATS Office at 513-556-4884.


Join us at the Bearcats Fan Zone, located on Sheakley Lawn before every UC home football game.  Fans of all ages can enjoy inflatable games, live entertainment, cornhole, face painting station, the Kids' Club coloring contest, and visits from the cheerleaders and Bearcat. 

The Bearcats Fan Zone is free to the public and is available two and a half hours prior to kick-off and can be accessed from Corry Blvd. right by GATE 2!  Be sure to bring your youngest Bearcats fans to enjoy all of the unique pregame fun!


For more information on Corporate Hospitality Tents, please contact Rachel Cravens with Bearcats IMG Sports Marketing at 513.556.4503 or Rachel.cravens@imgworld.com.

The UC Alumni Association invites Bearcat alumni and fans to participate in the Bearcat Blitz indoor/outdoor tailgate before UC home football games. The "indoor tailgate" happens inside the Myers Alumni Center, with refreshments available and seating for 200+ Bearcat fans. The traditional "outdoor tailgate" takes place in and around the parking lot adjacent to the Myers Alumni Center just north of Nippert Stadium. It includes food and drink vendors, plus plenty of green space for greeting your fellow Bearcats and having fun with friends and family.


You can snag one of the best tailgating spots on UC's campus (adjacent to the Myers Alumni Center) through either auction or lottery.  For more information, contact Mindi Klein at 513-556-4344 or toll-free 1-877-4-UCALUM.