UCF Athletics has set forth its policies for the annual UCF Football Spring Game on Saturday while students prepare to fill Memory Mall ahead of the game, during the UCFastival.

Tailgating on Memory Mall begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Students may reserve a spot on the Mall through KnightsontheMall.com.

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Tailgating policies:

Fans heading to IOA Plaza and Spectrum Stadium for the UCFastival have a number of parking options available. Parking around the stadium opens at 9 a.m. and is primarily free on a first-come, first-serve basis in Garage F, E6, E5 and the Softball Lot (see map below). Reserved lots for the event include E1/E2/E8, while Garage D is a cash lot at $5 per vehicle due to an event at CFE Arena.

Tailgating offers a special time for reunions of family, friends and alumni. UCF is pleased to host these gatherings and also to welcome all of our guests to campus.

As in prior seasons, tailgating for the spring game will be allowed only in the E lots around Spectrum Stadium and at Memory Mall.

The E lots will open to all fans at 9 a.m. Memory Mall will open at 12:30 p.m. for students and alumni who have made reservations in advance. That registration process for students and alumni begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 16. To sign up, click here.

The open container waiver for both the E lots and Memory Mall will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tailgating in all lots and the open container waiver will conclude at 6 p.m., 30 minutes prior to the 6:30 p.m. kickoff.

All fans are expected to be respectful to university property and all of the fans around them. Drunkenness, vandalism, obscene or harassing behavior and violence (or threats of violence) will not be tolerated and should be reported to the nearest law enforcement official.

The unlawful possession, distribution or use of any drug or controlled substance is prohibited on the UCF campus. Violators of this policy shall be subject to state and federal laws, city and county ordinances and university disciplinary action.

The following are prohibited at all times:

  • Any rapid, excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Drinking contests or games or any other activities that involve the rapid and/or excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages
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  • No tow-behind trailers longer than 10 feet are allowed in non-RV parking lots. In addition, all vehicles and other tailgating items must fit within allotted parking space.
  • Trailer, tents, etc. may not protrude into adjacent parking spaces.
  • Propane cooking grills are highly recommended for tailgating. If using charcoal, carefully dispose of hot coals in designated barrels. All open-flame cooking appliances must be a minimum of 10 feet away from any building, structure or overhang.
  • Portable generators (1500 watts or less) are authorized in designated surface parking lots and tailgating areas.
  • Personal tents/canopies must be 10 feet x 10 feet or smaller and are only allowed directly behind the tailgating spot being used. Tents/canopies may not be set up in an adjacent tailgating spot.
  • Couches and indoor furniture are not permitted outdoors.
  • Kegs, glass containers and beer funnels are not authorized on campus.
  • No live bands; excessively loud, amplified sound systems; DJ equipment; and turntables are allowed on campus.
    Sidewalks must be kept clear of tents, grills, furniture, speakers and other tailgating items at all times. For the safety of fans, power or extension cords cannot run across sidewalks.
  • Animals, except for service animals, are not allowed on campus on game day. Anyone who brings an animal that is not a service animal will be asked to take it home.

Directions to UCF Main Campus

1. From Orlando International Airport:
Take State Road 528 East (Beach Line) to State Road 417 south. Take 417 north to University Boulevard exit east onto University Boulevard. Continue east on University Boulevard for approximately two miles to the main entrance of the campus (corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail).

2. From Orlando-Sanford International Airport:
Take Lake Mary Boulevard to State Road 417 south. Take 417 south to the University Boulevard exit. Go east onto University Boulevard for approximately two miles to the main entrance of the campus (corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail).

From the North:
3A. Option 1 – Take the Florida Turnpike South to State Road 408 east. Take 408 east to 417 north. Take 417 north to University Boulevard. Exit east onto University Boulevard and drive approximately two miles to the main entrance of the campus (corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail).

3B. Option 2 – Take I-95 South. Take State Road 50 West to Alafaya Trail. Turn right on Alafaya Trail and go north for about two miles. Make a right turn on University Boulevard at the main entrance of the campus (corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail).

From the South and Melbourne Area:
4A. Option 1 – Take the Florida Turnpike north and exit onto I-4 east. Continue until you reach State Road 408 east. Take 408 east to 417 north. Take 417 north to the University Boulevard exit. Continue east on University Boulevard for approximately two miles to the main entrance of the campus (corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail).

4B. Option 2 – Take I-95 north to State Road 520 west. Continue west and the road will merge with State Road 50 west. Take State Road 50 west to Alafaya Trail. Turn right on Alafaya Trail and go north for approximately two miles. Make a right turn on University Boulevard at the main entrance of the campus (corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail).

From the East:
5A. Option 1 – Take State Road 50 west to Alafaya Trail. Turn right on Alafaya Trail and go north for approximately two miles. Make a right turn on University Boulevard at the main entrance of the campus (corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail).

5B. Option 2 -Take I-4 west to 417 south. Take 417 south to the University Boulevard exit. Exit east onto University Boulevard and continue east on University Boulevard for approximately two miles to the main entrance of the campus (corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail).

6. From the West Tampa Area:
Take I-4 east to 417 north. Take 417 north to University Boulevard. Exit east onto University Boulevard. Continue east on University Boulevard for approximately two miles to the main entrance of the campus (corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail).