Make plans to attend 2013 Mendoza tailgates!

Author: Tim Ponisciak


The 2012 football season was one of the most exciting in recent memory for the Fighting Irish. And 2013 promises to be just as action-packed, as the Fighting Irish look to build on their trip to the National Championship game.

At Mendoza, the College is gearing up for another exciting year with three pre-game tailgates to be held in the Atrium and Courtyard. The dates are as follows:

·        September 21 (Michigan State)

·        October 19 (USC)

·        November 2 (Navy)

“The Graduate Alumni Tailgates are a great opportunity to come back to Mendoza, meet former classmates and professors, and enjoy some great camaraderie before heading into the stadium for another great football game,” said Tim Ponisciak, director of Graduate Alumni Relations. “We hope to see many of our alumni back on campus this fall!”

Admission is $5 per person, with children 5 and under able to attend free of charge. Each tailgate starts three hours before game time and ends one hour before kickoff.

To register, visit Online registration is currently open, and will remain open until end of day Wednesday the week of each tailgate. Walk-up registrations are $10 per person.

Last year, each tailgate averaged 800 attendees. That translates to 728 hamburgers, 600 brats, 42 veggie burgers, 144 gallons of baked beans and 1,600 cookies.

Rain or shine, the tailgates are a great tradition to include in your pre-game plans!