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Tailgating at the University of Minnesota

Minneapolis Ordinance 319.310(c) defines the area that allows tailgating with alcohol and the U of MN area is not included.

However, the Minnesota Legislature gave the U of M the authority to choose to allow tailgating with alcohol. Only the lots on U of M property that they have selected may tailgate with alcohol.

See the University of Minnesota Tailgating Policy for rules and locations.

Tailgating with alcohol is not allowed in parking lots surrounding the U of M.

People can tailgate in a licensed parking lot without alcohol if it is allowed by the parking lot owner.

Alcohol is a highly controlled substance and can only be consumed in designated areas. Minneapolis police will enforce these ordinances to ensure the safety of residents as well as visitors.

Learn more about parking enforcement on game day.

Last updated Jan 22, 2018

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