Getting ready for Game Day

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News, and News

Happy Friday!

The fact that it’s Friday is enough to make most people do a happy dance, but it’s not just any Friday– it’s the Friday before the first home football game of the season! There’s a flurry of activity at the Adams Alumni Center as our staff gets ready for game day.

Home Football Friday

SAA Home Football Friday |

The Student Alumni Association presents Home Football Fridays before every home football game. The tailgates take place on the front lawn at the Adams Alumni Center, and students are treated to free food, beverages and giveaways.

The tailgate is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and all students are welcome to attend. Are you, or a student you know, interested in joining the Student Alumni Association? It’s a level of membership just for students that includes benefits like networking events with alumni, free dinners during finals, discounts and the KU Bookstore, and more. It’s only $25 per year to join, or you can purchase a four-year membership for just $75. Visit to learn more.

Game Day at the Adams

On game day, alumni, fans and friends are invited to the Adams Alumni Center to celebrate football season. Tomorrow’s tailgate begins at 3 p.m., and future game day tailgates will start three hours before kickoff of each home game.

Each tailgate includes a buffet from either Salty Iguana or Bigg’s Barbecue (tomorrow features Bigg’s), along with water, soda and two drink coupons if you’re 21 or older. The cost is $12 for members and $22 for non-members. Kids are welcome, too– the cost is just $5 for kids 5-12, and if they’re under five they can attend for free.

A tailgate wouldn’t be complete without an appearance from the Spirit Squad, mascots and Marching Jayhawks!

If you’re worried about parking, you’ll be happy to know that the city of Lawrence has a helpful solution: a downtown shuttle bus. You can park in downtown Lawrence– the parking garages will have free parking!– and catch a bus to the stadium.

For all your game-day information, check out our Game Day at the Adams tailgate page. You’ll find parking maps, directions to the Adams Alumni Center and more.

See you on game day!

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