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College Football Tailgating by RV / Motorhome

RV / Motorhome Tailgating at College Football Games

For college football fans, there’s nothing quite like the sounds and excitement of game day. So why miss a thing travelling from hotel to stadium? Drive up, break out the grill, and show off your tailgating talents! Why wait for home games, when you can follow the team in your ‘home away from home’? Check this handy schedule of NCAA football, plan your trip with El Monte RV, and get ready to cheer your team on to victory!


RV Tailgating / Motorhome Tailgating to

College Football Games


College football really defines us as American sports fans, doesn’t it?  Since 1869, college football fans have been traveling to watch gridiron history. Once the domain of East Coast colleges, football can now be seen at schools large and small across the country. That’s one of the best reasons to plan your next trip to an ‘away game’ around an El Monte RV motorhome rental. 

Another great reason is that the savings you’ll realize will allow you to travel to games throughout the season. Compared to the expense of hotel rooms and fast food, RV travel is still one of the least expensive ways to show your team spirit.

And don’t forget, pulling your RV right up to the stadium puts you front and center for tailgating glory! Pack up the burgers and beans; you’re going to love the convenience of grilling for avid fans from your motorhome.


RV / Motorhome Tailgating at College Football Games


Policies on RV parking and tailgating vary considerably from school to school. Many offer reserved parking for an entire season. This can be a very popular option as some schools where there may be a waiting list to get such a parking pass (LSU for example). Most also offer single game parking passes. Schools vary significantly on whether passes must be pre-purchased or can be purchased first come first served at the lot on game-day.


Many schools allow RV fans to park in the RV lots starting on either Thursday or Friday before a Saturday game, and usually let them stay until some time on Sunday.


As for amenities, they range from nothing more than parking, up to water and electrical hookups. Because of the variation from school to school it is best to consult a particular school's website or call them to fully understand their RV parking policies and procedures. Below is a sample of the RV parking policies at some major colleges and Universities:


Louisiana State University (LSU) - Tigers LSU provides numerous lots for RV parking. They offer both "Season Reserved" parking (there is a waiting list) and single game reserved parking. There is also additional motorhome parking located in Farr Park 2 miles south of the campus. RV lots open at various times on Friday before a home game and close at noon the day following the game. They publish a football fan guide on their website with the latest information.
Notre Dame - Fighting Irish RV parking is located in White Field North near the intersection of Pendle and Juniper Roads. There is a charge for RV parking that includes transportation to and from the lot. Notre Dame does not permit tailgating while the game is taking place, however, they do allow tailgating before and after the game.  There are also many campgrounds near Notre Dame (PDF) for a more extended stay.
Ohio State - Buckeyes Several lots can accommodate RV parking. No RV passes will be sold the day of game and must be purchased in advance. Passes are available for the full season as well as for individual games.
Penn State - Nittany Lions Very RV tailgating friendly. Overnight RV parking in lots 19 and 20 can start as early as Thursday after 6:00 PM (see Overnight RV Parking). There is a charge for RV parking.
Texas A&M - Aggies Texas A&M offers several lots for motorhome parking. Access is from 2:00 PM the Friday before home games to 2:00 PM Sunday. Two of the lots have electrical and water hookups as well as a dump station. To learn more see: RV Parking (PDF).
University of Alabama - Crimson Tide Offers both reserved and non-reserved RV Parking. RV lots open at 6:00 PM on Friday before home games. For information on reserved spaces call 205-348-6113. For information on the Northington RV Lot (no reservations required) call 205-262-2811.
University of Florida - Gators Overnight RV Parking is allowed in Lot 9. See Football Parking.
University of Michigan - Wolverines RV Parking is available in 3 lots (Pioneer High School, Brown Lot, and the Blue Lot). Some of the lots will accept RV patrons on game-day Fridays after 10:00 PM and allow stays until noon on Sunday. There is some non-reserved first come first served RV parking. There are fees for all RV parking.
University of Mississippi - Ole Miss RV Parking is available both with and without hookups. See Ole Miss Gameday Parking.
University of Oklahoma - Sooners The University of Oklahoma offers season passes and single-game passes for RV parking at Sooner football games. Spaces are available both with and without electrical hookups. RV fans can come in on Friday and leave on Sunday. To learn more see: RV Parking.
University of Southern California (USC) - Trojans One lot (Lot 2) is available for RV parking on a first come first served basis. The Lot opens at Noon on the Friday before a home game. Passes can be purchased at the gate.
University of Texas - Longhorns There are three lots available for RV parking. 2 are reserved for season permit holders and only available on a single game basis after season permits are issued if there is space available. These lots have electrical hook-ups. Access begins after 8:00 PM on Thursdays before a home game and lasts through 6:00 PM on Sunday. An additional lot is available for RV parking on a game-by-game basis. Reservations must be made. This lot has no hook-ups.



College Football Schedule


The 2018 season is here and we've listed the NCAA schedule below.  Check out ESPN.COM for even more game information, then check our handy map to find a rental location close by.

Don’t miss another game because it’s too far way—let El Monte RV put you on the road in a sports fan’s home away from home!


Now is the time to make plans for your tailgate party, and reserve your motorhome!  Hurry before we book out!



2018-2019 NCAA Football Schedule


Tuesday, November 13    
Western Michigan  at
Ball State 
Wednesday, November 14    
Buffalo  at
Miami (OH)  at
Northern Illinois 
Thursday, November 15    
Toledo  at
Kent State 
Tulane  at
Florida Atlantic  at
North Texas 
Friday, November 16    
Memphis  at
Boise State  at
New Mexico 
Saturday, November 17    
Utah State  at
Colorado State 
Nevada  at
San Jose State 
Georgia State  at
Appalachian State 
UL Monroe  at
Arkansas State 
Georgia Southern  at
Coastal Carolina 
South Alabama  at
Texas State  at
Air Force  at
Cincinnati  at
UConn  at
East Carolina 
South Florida  at
New Mexico State  at
West Virginia  at
Oklahoma State 
Northwestern  at
Wisconsin  at
Kansas  at
Texas Tech  at
Kansas State 
Boston College  at
Florida State 
Duke  at
Virginia  at
Georgia Tech 
NC State  at
Miami  at
Virginia Tech 
Western Carolina  at
North Carolina 
Pittsburgh  at
Wake Forest 
The Citadel  at
Liberty  at
Idaho  at
UMass  at
Middle Tennessee  at
Rice  at
Arkansas  at
Mississippi State 
Chattanooga  at
South Carolina 
Missouri  at
UAB  at
Texas A&M 
Ole Miss  at
USC  at
Utah  at
Arizona State  at
Oregon State  at
Arizona  at
Washington State 
Stanford  at
Iowa  at
Penn State  at
Indiana  at
Ohio State  at
Michigan State  at
TCU  at
Colgate  at
Florida Intl  at
VMI  at
Old Dominion 
UT San Antonio  at
Syracuse  at
Notre Dame 
Louisiana Tech  at
Southern Mississippi 
Tulsa  at
Bowling Green  at
UTEP  at
Western Kentucky 
Iowa State  at
San Diego State  at
Fresno State
Tuesday, November 20    
Ball State  at
Miami (OH) 
Northern Illinois  at
Western Michigan 
Thursday, November 22    
Colorado State  at
Air Force 
Mississippi State  at
Ole Miss 
Friday, November 23    
Virginia  at
Virginia Tech 
UCF  at
South Florida 
East Carolina  at
Houston  at
Akron  at
Buffalo  at
Bowling Green 
Central Michigan  at
Eastern Michigan  at
Kent State 
Coastal Carolina  at
South Alabama 
Nebraska  at
Texas  at
Arkansas  at
Oregon  at
Oregon State 
Oklahoma  at
West Virginia 
Washington  at
Washington State 
Saturday, November 24    
Arizona State  at
Notre Dame  at
Stanford  at
BYU  at
Colorado  at
Illinois  at
Rutgers  at
Michigan State 
Purdue  at
South Carolina  at
LSU  at
Texas A&M 
Tennessee  at
Auburn  at
Florida  at
Florida State 
Georgia Tech  at
Kentucky  at
Oklahoma State  at
Charlotte  at
Florida Atlantic 
Maryland  at
Penn State 
Texas Tech  at
Kansas State  at
Iowa State 
Syracuse  at
Boston College 
Wake Forest  at
Pittsburgh  at
NC State  at
North Carolina 
Minnesota  at
Georgia Southern  at
Georgia State 
San Jose State  at
Fresno State 
Troy  at
Appalachian State 
Arkansas State  at
Texas State 
Temple  at
Navy  at
SMU  at
Utah State  at
Boise State 
Wyoming  at
New Mexico 
Hawai'i  at
San Diego State 
Michigan  at
Ohio State 
Marshall  at
Florida Intl 
Western Kentucky  at
Louisiana Tech 
Old Dominion  at
New Mexico State  at
Southern Mississippi  at
UAB  at
Middle Tennessee 
Louisiana  at
UL Monroe 
North Texas  at
UT San Antonio 
Nevada  at
Saturday, December 1    
East Carolina at NC State
Akron at South Carolina
Incarnate Word at Iowa State
Norfolk State at Liberty
Alabama at Georgia
Saturday, December 8    
Army  at




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