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Rocky Mount Parks and RecreationTailgating Information

  • Tailgaters must arrive between 7am and 10:30am in order to check in and setup their spaces. If you arrive any later than 10:30am, you may not be allowed to setup your space. No vehicles will be allowed in the tailgating area after 10:30am.
  • RV's are permitted to arrive as early as Friday, September 19, 2014 for tailgating. Check-in will be between 11:00am and 5:00pm.
  • Tailgaters must present photo identification in order to pick up their tailgating passes and enter the tailgating area on game day. A game ticket must also be displayed.
  • Tailgaters must unload all equipment and move vehicles into the designated parking areas immediately. This will help keep the tailgating area from becoming congested.
  • Parking for tailgaters is included with your tailgating space purchase. You will receive one (1) stadium parking pass for every tailgating space that is purchased.
  • If you have more than one tailgating space and you have multiple vehicles entering the stadium to setup those spaces, it will be your responsibility to make sure that all vehicles have the tailgating parking pass. We recommend that all vehicles arrive together in order to prevent any confusion. If you do not have a tailgating pass, you will not be allowed into the tailgating area. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Any alcoholic beverages of any type must be put into plastic cups. If you are caught with an alcoholic beverage and it is not in a plastic cup, you will be asked to dispose of it immediately.
  • Excessively loud music will not be tolerated.
  • Please make sure that all music is suitable for public listening. No vulgarity or offensive language will be allowed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 252-972-1151.
We look forward to seeing you on game day!

How to Purchase Your 2014 Down East Viking Classic Tailgating Tickets

By Phone:

  1. Go to the Elizabeth City State University or the City of Rocky Mount websites.
  2. Click on the link to view the tailgating map.
  3. Choose up to 3 slots in the tailgating area, with pick #1 being the most preerred and pick #3 being the least preferred.
  4. Call the Parks & Recreation Administrative Office at the number below to purchase your slots. You will need a debit or credit card on hand to do this.
  5. On the day of the Down East Viking Classic, arrive between 7:00-10:30am to pick up tailgating tickets at the check-in tent and setup your tailgating area. Be prepared to present ID to pick up your tickets; this ID must correspond with the name of the individual who paid for the tickets.

In Person:

  1. Stop by the Parks & Recreation Administrative Office anytime between 8:30am & 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday.
  2. Look at our tailgating map and choose an available slot.
  3. Pay using debit/credit card or cash.
  4. On the day of the Down East Viking Classic, arrive between 7:00-10:30am to pick up tailgating tickets at the check-in tent and setup your tailgating area. Be prepared to present ID to pick up your tickets; this ID must correspond with the name of the individual who paid for the tickets.

Tailgating and game tickets will be pre-sold until 4:00pm on Friday, September 19, 2014.

For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office at 252-972-1151. All parking proceeds will benefit the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund.


Tailgating Map

Tailgating Map
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