Tailgates and Ram Rallies
The CSU Rams Game Day Weekend experience kicks off on Friday nights (4:30-6:30 p.m.) at the New Belgium Porch, on September 6, 20 and October 4. Cash bar and snacks will be available; it’s a great place to catch up with new and old friends! On game days, the 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, High Country Beverage, and KRFC 88.9 FM Radio, the Tailgate offers free live Stadium Sessions concert performances, TVs showing national games, 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.
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 restaurants, breweries, family-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.
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.
Friday, Aug. 30, Broncos Stadium at Mile High, tailgate 4 p.m., 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 10 a.m. MT, kickoff 2 p.m. MT
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.
Stadium Sessions bands: Julia Kirwood / Delta Sonics
Saturday, Sept. 14, Fayetteville, Ark., tailgate 12:30 p.m., kickoff 3 p.m. CST
Rally with Rams on Friday night in Fayetteville for a fun-filled evening to kick off the game weekend! Join us on game day at the CSU Alumni Association Tailgate in Victory Village where we will celebrate Ram pride and gear up for the big game!
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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 3 p.m. MT, kickoff 5:30 p.m. MT
vs. San Diego State
Saturday, Oct. 5, Canvas Stadium, tailgate TBA, kickoff TBA
Celebrate CSU's 150th anniversary during Homecoming & Family Weekend. Limited-quantity tailgate packages available now! Click for Homecoming info.
at New Mexico
Friday, Oct. 11, Albuquerque, N.M., tailgate 3:30 p.m. MT, kickoff 6 p.m. MT
at Fresno State
Saturday, Oct. 26, Fresno, Calif., tailgate TBA, kickoff TBA
Saturday, Nov. 2, Canvas Stadium, tailgate 9:30 a.m. MT, kickoff 1:30 p.m. MT
vs. Air Force Academy
Saturday, Nov. 16, Canvas Stadium, tailgate 5 p.m., kickoff TBA
Health Professionals Day, Poudre School District Day
Saturday, Nov. 23, Laramie, Wyo., tailgate 5 p.m. MT, kickoff 7:30 p.m. MT
vs. Boise State
Friday, Nov. 29, Canvas Stadium, tailgate 9:30 a.m. MT, kickoff 1:30 p.m. MT