"Big Blue Tailgate" Ready To Rock On Oct. 1

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 9:30am
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Limestone College is planning the biggest homecoming event in its history.

The second annual “Big Blue Tailgate” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Sleep-Easy Mattress Tailgate Lot located at 437 Hyatt Street in Gaffney. The event area is just steps away from the football stadium at Gaffney High School.

Hot food, cold drinks, and great music will be on tap hours before Limestone kicks off its homecoming football game against Wingate University at 1 p.m. at Gaffney High School’s “Reservation.”

The “Big Blue Tailgate” will feature a large Mobile Party Bar that includes four large flat screen televisions that will be showing live pregame football coverage from across the country.

Starting at 10 a.m., “Darwin’s Radio,” a well-known party band in the Upstate of South Carolina, will provide the entertainment, playing a variety of music from Carolina beach to classic rock.

There will also be corn hole boards and other fun activities for the entire family.

While supplies last, there will also be a number of giveaway items, compliments of the Limestone College Alumni Office.

The Limestone College cheerleading squad will also make an appearance, along with the Saints’ Dance Team. Limestone mascot “Bernie” will also be on hand.

The Limestone Saints Tailgate Show on WZZQ will also be on location at the “Big Blue Tailgate.”

Barbecue, hamburgers, and hot dogs will be prepared by the Gaffney Elks Lodge for $10 per plate (cash only). Meal tickets are not required to come out and enjoy the “Big Blue Tailgate.” Advance meal tickets can be purchased through Wednesday, September 28, at the following locations: Gaffney Elks Lodge, McMillan Hall at Limestone College, and Sleep-Easy Mattress.

Personal coolers are welcome at the “Big Blue Tailgate,” but no glass containers please. Guests are also encouraged to bring a bag chair.

The Sleep-Easy Tailgate Lot opens for parking at 9 a.m. The cost is $5 per car (cash only) and parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking will also be available in surrounding lots.

If you have questions about the “Big Blue Tailgate,” please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 864-488-4602 or email alumnioffice [at] limestone.edu.

The event will be held rain or shine.

General admission football game tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens (60-over), and $9 for students/children (17-under). Children through the age of 6 are admitted for free in the general admission sections.