Football tailgating, catering and more

The 2018 football season is right around the corner. FIU kicks off its new season at home against the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, Sept., 1 at 7 p.m. Stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

Please see below for important updates for the 2018 FIU football season.


  • For guidelines and a campus tailgating map, please click here.
  • This year, there will be larger student tailgating areas with water stations in Lots 4 and 5. Please see the map below for more information.
  • There will also be an alcohol-free zone for students on the north section of Lot 4 with games, prizes, free food and giveaways.
  • The student tailgating experience will have a different theme for each home game.
    • Game 1 – Saturday, September 1 – Freshman Frenzy
    • Game 2 – Saturday, September 15 – 2018 Celebrate Your Heritage & Parent Family Day
    • Game 3 – Saturday, September 29 – Employee/Student Employee Day
    • Game 4 – Saturday, October 13 – Homecoming
    • Game 5 – Saturday, October 20 – Play Pink
    • Game 6 – Saturday, November 3 – Saluting Those Who Served
    • Game 7 – Saturday, November 24 – Senior Salute
  • New enhancements to FIU’s Riccardo Silva Stadium, include a new Student VIP Biscayne Bay themed area in the west end-zone deck and an Everglades themed area in the north concourse.
  • Air-conditioned restrooms will be located in Lots 5 and 6.
  • Reserve your designated group area. Groups of ten or more must register. Please click here.
  • Attendees may bring their own tailgating tent. A 10 x 10 tent is encouraged. Tents larger than 120 square feet require a building permit.
    • We have tent packages available as well. Please click here for more information.
  • Game day packages – which include a 10 x 10 tent, table and four chairs – are also available for $35. To reserve, please visit


  • Catering is available for all tailgating areas. Price start at $16 per person.
  • A la carte items are also available.
  • Please visit to place your order.


  • There will be free game-day parking in the Blue Garage (PG 2). Please use the entrance on Southwest 107th Avenue and 16th Street to access the garage.
  • Preferred parking is available in Lot 7. To reserve a space online, visit
    • Preferred parking for all seven home games costs $70.
    • Reserve online game-day parking for $15 per space or pay at the entrance on game day for $20 per space.
    • Please use the entrance on Southwest 117th Avenue and 17th Street to access the lot.

Food trucks

  • Food trucks will be located by the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center between student tailgating in Lots 4 and 5 and Faculty/Staff/Alumni tailgating in Lot 6.