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Mountaineers v. Volunteers: Tailgate Festivities Finalized for Tennessee Game

Photo by Allyson Lamb
Photo by Allyson Lamb

With kickoff in Knoxville against the Tennessee Volunteers and the beginning of the 2016 Appalachian State University football season less than a month away, the Appalachian Alumni Association invites you to enjoy pre-game festivities at the University of Tennessee on September 1.

The Alumni Association will do all of the tailgate planning for you. They have a prime on-campus tailgate spot at Tennessee Park, which is located in the McClung Plaza and just several blocks from Neyland Stadium. The Mountaineers and Volunteers will battle before a nationally televised audience on the SEC Network with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.


• The tailgate is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on campus at Tennessee Park, which is located in the McClung Plaza and just several blocks from Neyland Stadium.

• The menu includes smoke BBQ and BBQ roasted chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, cream corn, cookies and brownies and beverages, including tea, lemonade, water, and two beer and wine tickets.

• The price is $30 for adults and $20 for children (4-12) and FREE for children under the age of three.

• Event guests will also have the option to purchase a limited inventory of on-campus parking passes while supplies last. The price is $45 and the pass will be mailed to you the week before the game. Please note that we do not control the parking lot assignment, however, all locations being offered are on campus and convenient to game day activities.

• A valid photo ID is required to be served alcohol.

• Outside food and drink are not permitted as the tailgate.

• For tailgate package offered above, guests must pre-register for the tailgate by August 18, by visiting alumni.appstate.edu or by calling the Office of Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving at (866) 756-2586.

• A limited number of on-site tailgate tickets may be available for purchase onSeptember 1. If available, the tickets will be $45 for adults and $35 for children, however, we encourage you to register in advance to take advantage of the discounted tailgate ticket price and guarantee your admission to the event.

• Game tickets can be purchased from the athletics ticket office by visitingappstatesports.com/tickets, visiting the ticket office, which is located inside the Holmes Center or by calling (828) 262-2079.