New this year: Members-only tailgate in the Kansas Union

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 in Alumni News and News

KU Band in Memorial Stadium | www.kualumni.orgAre you ready for football season? It may feel like summer’s barely begun, but the first football game is less than a month away.

And we have exciting news to share: We’ve partnered with the Kansas Union to create a new game-day event for Alumni Association members and their families!

Every Saturday before home football games, make your way to the Union, where you’ll find a festive atmosphere, family-friendly activities and a convenient walk to Memorial Stadium. Our new members-only tailgate will be held in the Hawks Nest on Level 1 of the Union.

The cost is just $12 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on game time, plus two drink coupons for soft drinks or adult beverages for those 21 and older. Socialize with fellow Jayhawks in the Hawks Nest, or enjoy outdoor seating on the adjacent Baumgartner Terrace. Don’t forget your membership card—bring your paper card or the digital version from our emails, and you and up to four non-member guests can attend. If your kids 5 or younger, they can attend for free.

Members of the Marching Jayhawks and the Spirit Squad will perform at the tailgates, and the Hawks Nest has plenty of TVs so you can watch other college football games.

Kids can enjoy activities on Level 4 of the Union, where a balloon artist, Jayhawk coloring sheets and temporary Jayhawk tattoos will be available. Bring your camera for photos with a 7-foot cardboard cutout of Big Jay.

And if you need to stock up on more crimson and blue gear? We’ve got you covered there, too. Stop by the KU Bookstore on Level 2—Association members get a 10-20 percent discount on KU merchandise with their membership cards.

See you on game day!

For more information about the members-only tailgate, game day activities and watch parties, visit We also have a special football ticket offer for members: Buy a 4-pack of tickets to the Homecoming game against Texas on Sept. 27 for just $99! Log in to reveal the promo code and link to purchase tickets.


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