Frequently Asked Tailgating Questions:
What time do the parking lots open for tailgating before a football game?
The parking lots at Sam Boyd Stadium open 4 hours before kickoff. This applies to all parking lots. Tailgating is allowed when the gates open.
Is there a parking lot that is free?
Free parking is available in all South Dirt parking lots. Parking passes are required to park on the west side of the stadium and east side of the stadium. Handicapped parking is available on both the west and east side of Sam Boyd Stadium.
How much is it to park in the "grassy parking lot" (Star Nursery Fields)?
Parking in the Star Nursery Fields, which is located north of the stadium, is $40 per car on the day of the game. Reserved parking is available for $100, which includes a reserved 30 ft. by 60 ft. space and 3 parking passes, on-line at UNLVtickets.com. Go to the UNLV Football page and click on the Reserved Tailgating Space link. All tailgaters must have their game ticket in order to gain access into the Star Nursery Fields.
Is alcohol permitted in the Star Nursery Fields?
Alcohol is permitted to be driven into the Star Nursery Fields but we ask that you drink responsibly and ask that no persons under the age of 21 be given alcoholic beverages. Polices and security staff will be patrolling the area. Alcoholic beverages will not be allowed to be walked into the Star Nursery Fields from any other parking lots.
Are RV's or motor homes allowed into the Star Nursery Fields?
No. RV's and/or motor homes are not allowed into the Star Nursery Fields. No vehicle exceeding 22 ft. in length or 8 ft. in height will be allowed in. Please contact (702) 895-4829 for more information on where to park RV's.
What type of BBQ's are allowed?
Gas and charcoal grills are permitted but charcoal must be taken from the tailgate area upon leaving. Open fires (i.e. fire pits, bon fires, etc.) are not permitted anywhere on the Sam Boyd Stadium property.
If I'm looking to do a large group outing that wants to tailgate at a Rebel Football game (i.e. reunions, company outings, alumni parties, etc.), what are my options?
For large group outings, we can provide a designated space for your event at the Star Nursery Fields for a Rebel Football game. Catering options and recommended tent companies are available upon request. For more information, call UNLV Athletics Sports Marketing at (702) 895-1945.