FAQs - Gamecock Park Tailgaters

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?What is Tailgate Group’s Game Rescheduled/Cancellation Policy?

If a South Carolina home football game is Rescheduled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, the tailgate rental will automatically transfer to the new game date. If the Customer is not able to attend the newly rescheduled tailgate rental, the Customer will have the option to receive the originally agreed upon credit amount toward a future tailgate rental through Tailgate Group (This includes all the locations where we operate and applies through the end of 2023).

If a South Carolina home football game is Cancelled and not rescheduled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, the Company will refund the Customer all charges already paid to Tailgate Group.

?Can anybody secure a tailgate spot with Tailgate Group?

Yes! This service is for visiting single game fans and Gamecock Club members alike.

?Where will my tailgate rental be set up?

We set up our tailgates in Gamecock Park (see map at the bottom of the page). Regarding the exact location within Gamecock Park, you have a couple of options:

Option 1: We can set up your group’s tailgate in the Rice Football Campus (Tent Only Area) in front of the practice facility in Gamecock Park. This grass tent only space is about a 4-5 minute walk from the stadium. No extra parking cost to be set up in this area.

Option 2: We can set up your group’s tailgate beside your assigned tailgate parking space in Quads 1 through 4, Premium North & South, or the Garnet Society lots. These areas are ideal for fans who prefer to tailgate directly beside their car.

If you wish to be set up in these areas (Quads 1 through 4, Premium North & South, or the Garnet Society lots) and do not posses an assigned spot, you can contact the Gamecock Club directly or purchase a parking space in Gamecock Park 3rd-party via Stubhub or Vivid Seats. After you receive your parking pass, let us know the spot number and we can then set up the tailgate package directly behind the parking space.

?If my tailgate is set up at the Rice Football Campus, what are my parking options?

With a purchased parking pass, you will be allowed to pull up beside the Rice Football Campus and unload your tailgate items, then park in our Rice Football Campus parking area beside the practice facility (100 yards from the Rice Football Campus) Parking spaces are $50 a piece and each group can purchase up to 2 spaces until supply sells out. See map at the bottom of the page for more details.

?May Tailgate Group set up my personal equipment?

We will set up and maintain equipment owned and provided by Tailgate Group. You are welcome to bring and personally set up your own permitted equipment that does not exceed the allocated space for the reserved tailgate spot.

?May I use my personal generator at my tailgate spot at the Rice Football Campus?

Yes, as long its running volume is under 60 decimals. This is standard for most portable generators on the market today.

?May I use my personal speaker system at my tailgate spot at the Rice Football Campus?

Yes, as long as you play music with no profanity and the volume is kept at reasonable level.

?May I have my tailgate catered?

Catering now can be delivered to any patron who books the basic 10 x 10 Tent Package through Tailgate Group. Tailgate Group will work with Dupre Catering and Fancy That! Catering to make sure the logistics for your delivery are as smooth as possible!

?May I have catering delivered if I don’t purchase the basic 10 x 10 Tent Package?

No. Reason being, the caterers need be able to deliver and prepare food and drink packages ahead of time and before Gamecock Park Opens.

?May I decorate or add personal touches to my tailgate once it is set up?

Yes. As long as the additional personal equipment is within the guidelines of Gamecock Park and The University of South Carolina. No corporate promotions, unless approved by Learfield Sports Marketing. We provide the tailgate foundation, and you can decorate it accordingly.

?What to expect when I arrive to a package booked through Tailgate Group?

When you arrive to your tailgate everything will be completely set up as ordered. We will have multiple Headquarter tents set up throughout the park, with representatives ready to answer any questions or concerns. Gamecock Park opens 6 hours prior to kick off and stays open 2 hours after the game or until Midnight, whichever comes first.

?Do I have to clean up before I leave my tailgate?

No, we break down all the equipment and your only job is to show up and have fun! Helping with throwing away your trash is much appreciated, but not required.

?When is payment due and how much is required to book a tailgate?

We require 100% payment up front to book a tailgate on a game by game basis. And if tailgating packages are still available for that game we will take orders up until Wednesday night of that game week. Season packages will require 50% before the first game and the other 50% before the fourth game.

?What is Tailgate Group’s rain policy?

If the game is still being played, we will still tailgate. If the game date is changed because of an Act of God (Bad Weather), then we will give customers the option to tailgate on that date or receive credit towards another game. Any food or beverages that are purchased will have to be arranged separately with our exclusive vendors.

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