Commodore Tailgate Tour Is on the Road Again

tailgating-2009The Vanderbilt Alumni Association and the National Commodore Club have teamed up once again to sponsor tailgates at three away games during the upcoming football season.

The three stops include Saturday, Sept. 26, at Rice University in Houston; Saturday, Oct. 10, for the Army game in West Point, N.Y.; and Saturday, Nov. 7, at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Tailgate and game packages will be available for all three contests.

The West Point tailgate is the highlighted event this year. Set for Columbus Day weekend, the trip includes a private chartered boat ride up the Hudson River. The group hotel in Jersey City, N.J.—at which a block of rooms has been reserved for participants—is a quick public-transportation ride into New York City for those who want to explore the big city on Friday before game day.

On Saturday the boat to West Point departs from the hotel’s private dock. Vanderbilt fans will enjoy the three-hour trip up the Hudson, viewing fall foliage along the cliffs of the Palisades and gathering with other Commodore fans.

Check the Tailgate Web site for game-package details, and make plans to join us on the road. You also may call the Office of Alumni Relations at (615) 322-2929 or e-mail

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