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Cheer on the Commodores against Kansas State at the Employee Tailgate on Sept. 16


VUMC employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pre-game tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 3:30 – 6 p.m. to cheer on the Commodores as they take on the Kansas State Wildcats at 6:30 p.m. The annual Employee Tailgate will take place at Recreation Field #2 (at Natchez Trace, entrance on Children’s Way). We;’ll have food, games and a DJ. You must show your VUMC employee ID for admission.

To reserve your free tickets to the football game and/or register to attend the pre-game tailgate party, visit the Tailgate 2017 website beginning Aug. 29. The online form will be published on the website on Aug. 29. Even if you plan to go to the pre-game tailgate party only, please register in advance. 

Tickets to the Sept. 16 football game are free to employees and their families, but must be reserved in advance. There are a limited number of tickets available, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each employee may reserve up to four tickets. Ticket pick up is at the pre-game tailgate event only on the day of the event, Sept. 16; there is no early pickup. You will not be able to pick up free football tickets at the athletic ticket office. 

Free parking is available on game day in the West Garage on Children’s Way. You must download a parking pass on the Tailgate 2017 website, beginning Aug. 29.

All game attendees, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the stadium. The stadium follows the new SEC clear bag policy, so please plan accordingly. Visit for more information.

More details will be posted on the Tailgate 2017 website in the coming weeks so stay tuned!