Pregame employee tailgate party and Kansas State football game is Sept. 16

Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pregame tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. and the Vanderbilt vs. Kansas State football game to follow at 6:30 p.m. The annual Vanderbilt University Employee Tailgate will be at Recreation Field #2 and will feature food, games, music and fun. A Vanderbilt University ID is required for admission.

Online ticket registration for the football game and pregame tailgate party will begin at 8 a.m.Tuesday, Aug. 29, and will be available on the Tailgate 2017 website. Tickets are free to university employees and their families but must be reserved in advance. A limited number of tickets are available, and each employee may reserve up to four.

[rquote]Please register in advance even if you plan only to attend the pregame tailgate party. This game is anticipated to be sold out.[/rquote]

Football tickets will be available for pickup at the pregame tailgate event only on the day of the event, Sept. 16; there is no early pickup. Employees must present a Vanderbilt University ID to receive tickets. Any reserved tickets not claimed by 6:05 p.m. on Sept. 16 will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6:05 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Vanderbilt University employees are encouraged to show their black and gold to receive a free ticket. Free tickets won’t be given to anyone wearing purple and white or the Kansas State University logo.

All game attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the stadium. Please follow the new SEC clear bag policy at

Free parking for the event will be available in the West Garage on Children’s Way. There will be no parking adjacent to the field.

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For more information visit the Tailgate 2017 website or email