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Sat, Dec. 28 - 6:30 pm CST
Sat, Dec. 28 - 6:30 pm CST
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Fire Up the Grill, it’s Tailgate Time

When it comes to tailgating for the Valero Alamo Bowl, the Alamo City always shines. As we inch closer to selecting this year’s matchup we took a look at how some of the schools in our mix prepare for their big games each Saturday.

Oklahoma:OU Tailgate

If you’re looking for great food, a spirited atmosphere and passionate football fans, look no further than Norman. Sooner fans start as early at 4:00 am on Friday mornings to stake out their perfect tailgate spot for game day. Can’t get your own set-up? Feel free to stop by any tailgate and meet some friendly fans who love to share good conversation and a cold beverage.


TCU:TCU Tailgate

There are three words to describe the way that TCU fans prepare for game day in Fort Worth: Grills Gone Wild. Get there early, make sure you’re hungry and don’t forget to wear purple. Parking lots outside Amon Carter Stadium are filled with mobile man caves, quasi-living rooms and elaborate décor on Saturdays in the fall. Picture fancy feasts from the grill, with any baked good you can imagine dyed purple, though you won’t find any frog on your plate at this party.



A typical Saturday during the fall on the University of Southern California’s campus are filled with the smell of hamburgers grilling and the sound of the legendary ‘SC Marching Band. In a sea of cardinal and gold under the Traveler statue you’ll find thousands of excited USC fans counting down the minutes until kickoff. Tailgate town at USC is like a party in Hollywood, complete with great weather and the possibility of seeing a few of the Trojans’ celebrity fans. Don’t forget to kick the flagpole on your way to the Coliseum for good luck.



Where does college football, great weather and golf come together to create a unique game day experience? Only at UCLA. Brookside Golf Club is located right next to the Rose Bowl stadium. The unique location makes the fairways a prime tailgating spot outside of the historic stadium. Experience the beautiful Pasadena weather while enjoying your keg on the green.

Our scouts are already traveling and will continue to throughout November, so if you’re tailgating and you see a Valero Alamo Bowl representative don’t forget to say hi and invite us in for a cold one. Have ideas for spots our scouts should check out when we visit your school? Tweet them to us @valeroalamobowl.

Spice up your own tailgate with our Pinterest board of tailgate ideas here.

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