Pre-Game Tailgate
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
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Indoor Track Building, 1150 S. State St.

Time: 3 hours prior to kickoff
Tickets: $25

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An annual Parents & Family Weekend favorite, the Pre-Game Tailgate is your opportunity to show your Michigan spirit! The tailgate features food, games, prizes and student performers to help you prepare to experience a game in the “Big House”. Scheduled to perform are the U-M Dance Team, the U-M Cheerleaders, the Michigan Marching Band, and many more student groups and special guests! Located at the Indoor Track Building this is the place to be rain or shine! The tailgate will begin 3 hours prior to kickoff and will end 1 hour prior to kickoff. The Pre-Game Tailgate is an alcohol free event. Tickets can be purchased through the Parents & Family Weekend Registration.

Attention parents of Michigan Marching Band, U-M Dance Team, U-M Cheerleaders and other student performing groups: If you wish to see your student perform at the Pre-Game Tailgate, you must purchase a ticket for this event. No one will be admitted to the Parents & Family Weekend Pre-Game Tailgate without a ticket.


  • Spanish Black Bean and Hominy Salad
  • Honey Mustard Potato Salad
  • Pulled Chicken with Sweet BBQ Sauce served with Fresh Vegetable Slaw and Pretzel Bun
  • Bratwurst served with Bun
  • Vegetarian Shells with Cheese
  • Vegan and Gluten Free Boston Baked Beans
  • Potato Chips
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Brownies
  • Lemonade & Water
Location: Indoor Track Building, 1150 S. State St.