Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a time I can drop off my things at the tailgate site?
We will be on-site to help you unload and get acclimated with your tailgate site every Friday preceding a home game from 6-8 p.m.
Will there be security on-site if I leave my things overnight?
Yes and no.
If you purchased a Touchdown or First Down package, a security agent will be on-site from Friday night until three hours prior to kick-off. We will also provide security for 90 minutes after the game. If you purchased a Kick-Off package, you are responsible for your own things if you leave them overnight.
Will there be security available to watch my things during the game?
Yes and no.
Once you arrive on game day, you are solely responsible for your tailgate and any personal items left unattended. Our security is there primarily to ensure your safety. While we do our very best to make sure your items are supervised, they are your responsibility. We do not maintain a lost and found and we are not responsible for items left during the game or overnight on Saturday. Make sure you have all of your belongings when you leave your tailgate after the game.
Do these packages come with tickets or parking passes?
Neither of these packages comes with tickets or parking passes. You can purchase tickets at UTTIX.com.
Do the catering packages come with drinks?
Unless the menu says otherwise, drinks do not come with the catering packages. You may order drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic alike) through our beverage delivery service–CORKS.
Where can I park?
For more information on gameday parking, please visit the UT Parking Services website.
Are there restrooms available at Tailgate Tennessee?
There will be two portable restroom trailers at the back of Circle Park. These will open three hours prior to kick-off and be open as long as capacity allows. ADA compliant restrooms are available in the Communications Building until kick-off and again during halftime, as well as at the McClung Museum until 5 p.m.
Can I bring my own grill?
Yes and no.
We welcome gas grills, however, we are unable to accommodate charcoal grills. These items can be dropped off on Friday between 6-8 p.m. University personnel have asked that no trailers or towables of any kind be allowed at Circle Park or McClung Museum. Please respect this rule as we will be upholding it and will have to ask you to remove the towable if you have one with you.
Do I have to clean up our tailgate area?
You are responsible for the cleanliness of your area. We will do our best to monitor and empty your garbage can throughout the day, as well as provide plenty of garbage bags. When you leave your tailgate, all uneaten food should be placed in a garbage can and all table tops should be cleaned off. Any tailgate site found left with excessive amounts of garbage out is subject to a $250 cleanup fee and possible forfeiture of future tailgating opportunities.
Does ice come with our tailgate?
Touchdown Packages receive 3 bags (20 lbs/bag) of ice with their tailgate. First Down and Kick-Off Packages receive 2 bags. Additional ice will be available for purchase while supplies last for $5/bag. You can purchase that at the Tailgate Tennessee Ice Tent located on the opposite end from the Torch Bearer at Circle Park. Once you arrive, please head to the ice tent where a Tailgate Tennessee staff member will assist you with your ice.
Can I plug my electronic devices or appliances in?
Additional power is not available at your tailgate. Please do not plug in appliances like crock pots, warming plates or coffee pots. If you would like to use these items, please bring a small quiet generator. Additionally, do not unplug anything in your tailgate.