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Family Engagement


Come support the Choctaws and connect with the MC family

Tailgating with the Choctaws 

Come celebrate football game day with friends, family, and food. Plan to arrive in time for the Choctaw Walk featuring our athletes, band, cheer squad and dance teams 2.5 hours before kickoff.  Hang out after the Choctaw Walk, making memories with families, alumni, faculty, staff, and students right up until game time. Please check the Choctaw Sports Instagram account for game day schedule updates.  

Due to weather conditions this summer and fall, the grass on the Quad is undergoing maintenance to restore it to health. For this final game of the 2023 season, the tailgate will take place on College Street north of the stadium. See the map below for more information. 


2023 Tailgate Schedule

  • September 16 (Family Weekend) - MC v. West Georgia
  • October 14 (Preview Day) - Valdosta State
  • October 21 (Homecoming) - Chowan
  • November 4 - West Florida

Tailgate setup begins on Saturday game days at 8:30 a.m. Bring your tent, decorations, food, and chairs and help us celebreate our Choctaws!

***DUE TO EXTREME DRY CONDITIONS, NO OPEN FLAMES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE GRASS OR UNDER TREES**  Griddles and crockpots are acceptable but outlets are limited.  

Tailgate Setup Guidelines

Tailgate spots are not assigned but registration ensures you will be able to claim a table from the stacks for use under the tent you bring. If you prefer to keep it simple, bring a chair and a snack to share and sit under the Family Engagement tent or join any number of the tents on the quad. MMI Dining will be selling meals.

See the map below for setup locations. For the last game of the 2023 season, tailgate will span from the intersection of Capitol Street and College Street west to the northwest corner of the end zone of the stadium.


Supply Drop Off and Pick Up

Drop off and Pick up will be at the parking lot just east of the tennis courts and tennis building and north of the baseball outfield. Access to this parking area will come from HWY 80 on to Madison Street, then right on to College Street.

Note: There is a soccer game at 1:00 pm at Longabaugh Field, so a security officer will be present to allow people in for tailgate drop off/pick up only, while soccer fans will be given the opportunity to park in the two tennis lots. Tailgate parking will be accessible either in the parking garage or the stadium parking lot, accessible from HWY 80.

Note: There is no power available in this area, however grills will be allowed.

Register For Tailgating