2018 Approved Tailgate Vendor Program

Code of Conduct for Approved Tailgate Vendors

  • Registration with University (Company name, contact information, etc.)
  • Agree to manage expectations of customers with regard to desired tent location and never guarantee or promise a particular location.
  • Agree to not advertise in opponent media markets and/or channels.
  • Ensure ALL persons working in ANY capacity for company be wearing official vest at all times while on campus.
  • Share data, maps and access to customer information for research and collaboration.
  • Clean customer tailgate areas by placing all trash and recyclables next to the nearest trash can or recycling container.  Please have your clean up staff prepared with extra trash bags.
  • Agree to follow all tailgating rules on behalf of company’s customers.

Remember: Approved Vendors are held to a higher standard and we will hold each accountable.

  • Secret Shopping
  • Tent Audits
  • Overall monitoring

Penalties for violations:

1st Offense: Formal warning delivered by email

2nd Offense: Fine based on tier level

3rd Offense: Removal from program

  • Offenses deemed “major” can result in immediate removal from the program.

2018 Friday Schedule for ALL Tailgating Areas (subject to change)

2-4pm University Sponsored tents (including Approved Tailgate Vendor OPERATIONS/STORAGE tents) can be set up

5:15-6:30pm (5:15 pm load-in start time will be strictly enforced! Early entry, or attempted early entry such as holding at stop signs will result in a strike and can result in a traffic citation)

Approved Tailgate Vendor Vehicles can use University Ave, The Circle and the south side of Galtney Plaza to unload tents ONLY into approved ops tent locations.  Tents must be neatly stacked on the ground or push carts and must remain under the ops tent until 7:00 pm. One person must remain with each vehicle at all times.  Note: Tent Equipment from Approved Tailgate Vendors is the ONLY tailgating equipment allowed on campus until 7:00 pm. After unloading, vehicles with vendor vehicle passes should proceed to staging areas.

6:30 pm The Grove and The Circle are cleared of pedestrians and all personal items not associated with a University-sponsored tent.  

7:00 pm All tailgating areas are officially open.  Fans can stand in space to reserve them while they wait for their equipment to arrive.  One fan can hold a 10×10 space only.  If someone is already in a spot you want to set up in, you must find another spot.  Approved Tailgate Vendors should keep their vehicles in staging areas until notified they can unload non-tent equipment.

2018 Approved Tailgate Vendor Participation Levels

(All tent quantities are 10×10 equivalents for SEC games)

Tier 1 10-20 tents

$250 for season

Option to purchase up to 2 vendor vehicle passes at $150 each

Inclusion on olemissgameday.com

Tier 2 21-50 tents

$1,200 for season

1 vendor vehicle pass with option to purchase additional for $150 each

1 early setup Ops tent

Inclusion on olemissgameday.com

Tier 3 51-100 tents

$2,500 for season

1 vendor vehicle passes with option to purchase additional for $150 each

2 early setup Ops tent

Inclusion on olemissgameday.com

Tier 4 101-200 tents

$5,000 for season

2 vendor vehicle passes with option to purchase additional for $150 each

4 early setup Ops tent

Inclusion on olemissgameday.com

Tier 5 201-300 tents

$7,500 for season

4 vendor vehicle passes with option to purchase additional for $150 each

5 early setup Ops tent

Inclusion on olemissgameday.com

Tier 6 301-400 Tents

$10,000 for the season

5 vendor vehicle passes with option to purchase additional for $150 each

7 early setup Ops tent

Inclusion on olemissgameday.com

Tier 7 401+ Tents

$12,500 for the season

6 vendor vehicle passes with option to purchase additional for $150 each

Up to 9 early setup Ops tent

Inclusion on olemissgameday.com

 

Total amount will be divided by seven and billed to vendor’s credit card each Friday before each home game or you can elect to have the season balance paid in full at any time.

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