Tailgating with the Bears will continue in 2019, it was announced Wednesday by athletic officials.
Each of UPIKE’s five home games, including this Saturday night’s match-up with Bluefield (Va.) College, will have complimentary food and drinks for approximately 500 fans starting two hours prior to kickoff.
This is included with the purchase of your game-day ticket.
Sponsors will include Buffalo Wild Wings (Sept. 14 and Nov. 9); Giovanni’s Pizza (Sept. 21); Texas Roadhouse (Oct. 5); and Pig in a Poke (Oct. 26).
In addition to the tailgate, these restaurants will also be sponsoring a halftime contest, where fans and students can compete for a prize from the sponsoring restaurants.
A new addition for the 2019 season is our special game-day sponsor ticket offer. All fans in attendance will receive a ticket which will have a special coupon offer from that week’s game-day sponsor, so be sure to hold on to your tickets and support our local businesses!
Our regular co-sponsors for the season will be Pepsi, Jimmy John’s, Food City, and Aramark.
The traditional Bear Walk will take place an hour and forty-five minutes before kickoff through the tailgate area for fans to greet and support the players on their way to the locker room.