Tailgates and Ram Rallies

Game Day Weekends at Canvas Stadium

The CSU Rams Game Day Weekend experience kicks off on Friday nights (4:30-6:30 p.m.) at the New Belgium Porch, featuring free performances by top Colorado bands as part of Stadium Sessions. On game days, the new Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate, located north of Canvas Stadium at the intersection of Meridian Avenue and Hughes Way, will open to the public four hours before kickoff. In partnership with the Bohemian Foundation and High Country Beverage, the Tailgate offers free live Stadium Sessions performances, TVs, as well as food, beer and wine for purchase. The Tailgate is hosted by the Alumni Association, Athletics, and External Relations.

The Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center will also open four hours prior to kickoff. Watch college football games on our giant video wall, explore CSU stories through interactive touch screens, and get your photo with CAM the Ram (just outside the center). Beer, wine, and food are available for purchase and the stadium's clear bag policy is in effect. The alumni center will close 30 minutes prior to kickoff, just in time for the ringing of the Old Main Bell at the Jim and Nadine Henry Family Tower just outside the main entrance. 


CSU Football Away Games

Join us for Ram Rallies the night before away football games and tailgates hosted by the CSU Alumni Association 2.5 hours before kickoff.


CAM the Ram’s Game Day Home

Because no visit to campus is complete without an obligatory photo op with our beloved mascot, you’ll find our four-legged friend at the Smith Alumni Center during Saturday tailgates.

vs. Colorado

Friday, Aug. 30, Broncos Stadium at Mile High, tailgate TBA, kickoff 8 p.m. MT
Your CSU Rams battle the Buffs in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Join alumni and fans at the Ram Rally the night before the game at ViewHouse Centennial and at the tailgate party in Lot J before kickoff.

vs. Western Illinois

Saturday, Sept. 7, Canvas Stadium, tailgate TBA, kickoff TBA
High School Spirit Day & "Denver Day," an appreciation for the more than 60,000 CSU alumni who call Denver home. Denver Day packages include game ticket, parking, tailgate.  Campus tours will also be available.

at Arkansas

Saturday, Sept. 14, Fayetteville, Ark., tailgate 12 p.m., kickoff 3 p.m. CST
Friday Night Ram Rally, Game Day Tailgate info coming soon!

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vs. Toledo

Saturday, Sept. 21, Canvas Stadium, tailgate TBA, kickoff TBA
Ag Day with 4H and Orange Out, Commitment to Campus, Youth Sports Day

at Utah State

Saturday, Sept. 28, Logan, Utah, tailgate TBA, kickoff 5:30 p.m. MT

vs. San Diego State

Saturday, Oct. 5, Canvas Stadium, tailgate TBA, kickoff TBA
Homecoming & Family Weekend, Stripe the Stadium

at New Mexico

Saturday, Oct. 12, Albuquerque, N.M., tailgate TBA, kickoff 6 p.m. MT

at Fresno State

Saturday, Oct. 26, Fresno, Calif., tailgate TBA, kickoff TBA


vs. UNLV

Saturday, Nov. 2, Canvas Stadium, tailgate TBA, kickoff TBA
State Pride, Military Appreciation, Civic & Service Day

vs. Air Force Academy

Saturday, Nov. 16, Canvas Stadium, tailgate TBA, kickoff TBA
Health Professionals Day, Poudre School District Day

at Wyoming

Saturday, Nov. 23, Laramie, Wyo., tailgate TBA, kickoff 7:30 p.m. MT


vs. Boise State

Friday, Nov. 29, Canvas Stadium, tailgate TBA, kickoff 1:30 p.m. MT
Family Day