The University of Akron has revised its tailgating policies for home football games at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field for the fall to help enhance fans' game day experience.
The university said the most notable changes are the following:
- Parking lots 6, 8, 9 and 10 will open at 6 a.m. on game days, regardless of kickoff times. All other lots will open four hours prior to kickoff.
- Small gas grills will be permitted in open surface parking lots, and charcoal grills will be allowed in Lots 8, 9, and 10. Grills are prohibited in parking decks.
"In our efforts to continually improve our game day experience, we wanted to offer our fans a greater opportunity to tailgate," said George Van Horne, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development & Marketing. "Tailgating is one of the time-honored traditions of college football. The ability to spend more time on campus for our fans will help to build excitement around Zips' Football while creating a festive atmosphere."