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. Hawaii

Saturday, Aug. 25, Canvas Stadium, tailgate 1:30 p.m., kickoff 5:30 p.m.
Bike to the Game and "Denver Day," an appreciation for the more than 60,000 CSU alumni who call Denver home. 

Stadium Sessions Line-up
Friday, Aug. 24: Lois and the Lantern | Saturday, Aug. 25: Guerrilla Fanfare, Emma Marie

vs. Colorado

Friday, Aug. 31, Broncos Stadium at Mile High, tailgate 3:30 p.m., kickoff 7:30 p.m.
Your CSU Rams battle the Buffs in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Join alumni and fans at the Ram Rally the night before the game and at the tailgate party before kickoff.

vs. Arkansas

Saturday, Sept. 8, Canvas Stadium, tailgate 1:30 p.m., kickoff 5:30 p.m.
Military Appreciation Day and Stripe the Stadium

Stadium Sessions Line-up
Friday, Sept. 7: Whippoorwill | Saturday, Sept. 8: Woodbelly, Eli Slocomb

at Florida

Saturday, Sept. 15, Gainesville, Fla., tailgate 11:30 a.m., kickoff 4 p.m. ET


vs. Illinois State

Saturday, Sept. 22, Canvas Stadium, tailgate 9 a.m., kickoff 1 p.m.
Ag Day with 4H and Orange Out

Stadium Sessions Line-up
Friday, Sept. 21:  AJ Fullerton | Saturday, Sept. 22: Gasoline Lollipops, Grace Kuch

at San Jose State

Saturday, Oct. 6, San Jose, Calif., tailgate 5 p.m., kickoff 7:30 p.m. PT


vs. New Mexico

Saturday, Oct. 13, Canvas Stadium, tailgate 10 a.m., kickoff 2 p.m.
Homecoming & Family Weekend

Stadium Sessions Line-up
Friday, Oct. 12, on the Oval: The Patti Fiasco | Saturday, Oct. 13: Slow Caves, Fjord Collins 

at Boise State

Friday, Oct. 19, Boise, Idaho, tailgate 4:30 p.m., kickoff 7 p.m. MT


vs. Wyoming

Friday, Oct. 26, Canvas Stadium, tailgate 4 p.m., kickoff 8 p.m. MT
Tackle Cancer

Stadium Sessions Line-up
Friday, Oct. 26: 12 Cents for Marvin, Taylor Shae 

Click here for everything you need to know about the Border War Oct. 26.

at Nevada

Saturday, Nov. 10, Reno, Nev., tailgate 6 p.m., kickoff 8:30 p.m. MT


vs. Utah State

Saturday, Nov. 17, Canvas Stadium, tailgate 8 a.m., kickoff 12 p.m.
Commitment to Campus, Take a Kid to the Game and Extra Yard for Teachers

Stadium Sessions Line-up
Friday, Nov. 16: Danielle Ate the Sandwich | Saturday, Nov. 17: The Burroughs and Slow Caves


at Air Force Academy

Thursday, Nov. 22, USAF, Colo., tailgate 11 a.m., kickoff 1:30 p.m. MT