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

Tailgate Reservations for the 2017 Football Season are Sold Out!

At this time our waiting list is at capacity and we are no longer accepting wait list requests.

Reservations for the 2018 Football Season will open in August!

Fight On!