USC Tailgate Reservations 2017


The University of Southern California understands that tailgating before a football game is part of the rich heritage that makes a Trojan Game Day special. With this in mind, USC is working to offer new opportunities and enhancements to the Game Day atmosphere.

Anyone with any sized tailgate can apply for a Tailgate Permit and reserve a tailgate space. While reserved spaces are optional, Tailgate Permits are REQUIRED for groups with one or more of the following:

* 50 people or more
* Common source container(s) of alcohol/keg(s)
* Electrical needs (does not include personal generators)
* A tent larger than 10’ x 20’
* More than (3) 10’ x 10’ tents

Those who are not required to obtain a Tailgate Permit and do not wish to apply for a Tailgate Permit may still use non-reserved USC spaces on a first-come, first-served basis.

Completion of this application does not guarantee a Tailgate Permit. All reservation requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The cost for a Tailgate Permit is $20.00 per game. (An additional $10 late fee will be charged to every reservation that is made 3 weeks prior to the game.) Upon application approval, you will receive an email with a copy of your Tailgate Permit and the campus location reserved for you. The Tailgate Permit will ensure availability of your designated space upon your arrival to campus.

To obtain a Tailgate Permit:
1. Complete and submit this form, including all necessary information and signatures.
2. All university affiliated groups (schools/departments/units) should denote their affiliation in the last name field after your last name. (e.g. Smith - Dornsife)
3. An email will be sent to you with the status of your application process
4. If you are approved for a Tailgate Permit your location and a copy of your permit will be emailed to you


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