|Initiated: September, 2008
Approved: September 10, 2008
The purpose of this procedure is to provide instructions for tailgating in designated areas on university property.
NMU faculty/staff, students and also all individuals not associated with the university (general public attending events).
- Tailgating is permitted from three hours prior to event start time for one hour following the completion of the event.
- Tailgating is not permitted during the event.
- Tailgating is permitted anywhere in the NMU Sports Complex area, but tailgating with alcohol is only permitted in the following designated areas: Parking lots 55 and 58. (See campus map) Alcohol is not permitted outside the designated area.
- Parking spaces/vehicles will park as they arrive on a first-come, first-served basis and spaces will not be reserved.
- Pop-up tents, 10" X 10" or smaller, are permitted behind your vehicles. Large stand-alone tents for university departments/programs require proper university authorization prior to setup.
- Michigan law pertaining to the possession, consumption and distribution of alcohol and controlled substances will be enforced. Tailgaters must carry identification for random checks by Public Safety.
- Kegs, drinking games and devices, glass containers or mass common alcohol containers are prohibited.
- Tailgaters must clean up their trash and respect the fans around you.
- Only those caterers approved by NMU Conference and Catering are permitted to provide game-day catering for public consumption or sale.
- Tailgaters are permitted to bring food purchased off-site or brought from home to enjoy for their personal use while tailgating in designated areas.
- Open flame fires, including fire pits, are prohibited. Propane and charcoal grills are permitted.
- Restroom facilities are available in the Superior Dome and Berry Events Center two hours prior to the game. Event tickets are required for entry into these facilities.
- Pets are not allowed during tailgating hours in designated tailgating areas.
- Violation of any tailgating regulations may result in the immediate termination of tailgating privileges or criminal prosecution or other disciplinary action if the violator is an NMU student.
***REMINDER: It is risky to serve alcoholic beverages to anyone other than yourself and your immediate party. Michigan law requires a license before a person can sell, trade or give away alcoholic beverages. A violation of this law is a felony. A social host does not need a license to serve his/her invited guests who fall within the usual understanding of friends and personal visitors. A social host may be legally and civilly liable to guests and others for injuries resulting from serving alcohol, especially to a minor. Northern Michigan University does not condone illegal or irresponsible use of alcohol.