Tailgates and Ram Rallies

Game Day Weekends at Canvas Stadium

Home game tailgates will start on Friday, September 3, when your Colorado State University Rams take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Canvas Stadium!  On all home game days, the Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate will open to the public four hours before kickoff. The Tailgate offers music, TVs showing national games, as well as food, beer, and wine for purchase. The Tailgate is hosted by the Alumni Association and CSU Athletics.

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 Alumni Association members receive a complimentary drink ticket at each home game tailgate – in the Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate or Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center.

Stay the Weekend

As you book your stay in Fort Collins for the big game, we want to help you make plans and find fun things to do during your down time. Fort Collins is home to some of the best restaurantsbreweriesfamily-friendly activities and outdoor recreation in the state of Colorado. Not to mention Fort Collins has a downtown area that inspired the creation of Disneyland Main Street USA! Let us help you plan the best game day weekend possible with some of our favorite itineraries.

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.

Get Your Green On

If it’s Friday, and you love CSU, you should be wearing green. CSU celebrates “Get Your Green On” every Friday and on game weekends during the football season. Wearing your green not only identifies you as a CSU fan, it means you can take advantage of some great offers from local businesses.

2021 Tailgate and Rally Schedule

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vs. South Dakota State

Friday, Sept. 3, Canvas Stadium; kickoff 7 pm MT
Green Out / Youth Sports Day 
Young Alumni Day – Click here for Tailgate/Parking/Game Ticket Package

Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate: 4:30-6:30 pm (Lagoon Field)
Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center pregame festivities: 4:30-5:30 pm

Vs. Vanderbilt

Saturday, Sept. 11, Canvas Stadium; kickoff 8 pm MT
Orange Out / Ag Day with 4H / Spirit Day
Click here for Ag Day information

Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate: 4-7:30 pm (Parking Lot 475 - just north of Canvas Stadium along Meridian Ave.)
Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center pregame festivities: 4-7:30 pm

at Toledo

Saturday, Sept. 18, Toledo, Ohio; kickoff 4 pm ET

CSU Alumni Association Tailgate: 2-4 pm ET
CSU Rams Rally: Friday, Sept. 17, 5-7 pm ET

At Iowa

Saturday, Sept. 25, Iowa City, Iowa; kickoff TBA (kickoff time announced 12 days out)
Click here for travel package info.

CSU Alumni Association Tailgate: Time TBA CT
CSU Rams Rally: Friday, Sept. 24, 5-7 pm CT

vs. San Jose State

Saturday, Oct. 9, Canvas Stadium; kickoff 1:30 p.m.
Homecoming & Family Weekend

Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate: Time 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Parking Lot 475 - just north of Canvas Stadium along Meridian Ave.)
Click here for special Tailgate BBQ package!

Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center pregame festivities: Time TBA

At New Mexico

Saturday, Oct. 16, Albuquerque, N.M.; kickoff 5 p.m. MT

CSU Alumni Association Tailgate: 2:30-4:30 p.m. MT
CSU Rams Rally: Friday, Oct. 15, 5-7 pm MT

At Utah State

Friday, Oct. 22, Logan, Utah; kickoff 7:30 pm MT
There will be no Alumni Rally or Tailgate for this game.

Vs. Boise State

Saturday, Oct. 30, Canvas Stadium; kickoff 5 pm MT

Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate: Time 1-4:30 pm MT (Parking Lot 475 - just north of Canvas Stadium along Meridian Ave.)
Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center pregame festivities: Time 1-4:30 pm

At Wyoming

Saturday, Nov. 6, Laramie, Wyo.; kickoff 1:30 pm MT

CSU Alumni Association Rally/Tailgate; 11 am-1 pm MT

Vs. Air Force Academy

Saturday, Nov. 13, Canvas Stadium; kickoff 5 pm MT
State Pride / Jr. Rams Day / Military Appreciation Day

Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate: Time 1-4:30 pm MT (Parking Lot 475 - just north of Canvas Stadium along Meridian Ave.)
Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center pregame festivities: Time 1-4:30 pm

at Hawaii

Saturday, Nov. 20, Manoa, Hawaii; kickoff TBA

There will be no Alumni Rally or Tailgate for this game.  

Vs. Nevada

Saturday, Nov. 27, Canvas Stadium; kickoff 7 pm MT
Education Day / Senior Day / Civic and Service Day

Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate: Time 3-6:30 pm MT (Parking Lot 475 - just north of Canvas Stadium along Meridian Ave.)
Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center pregame festivities: Time 3-6:30 pm