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Boldly Going Where No Tailgate Has Gone Before
By Angie Lewis, '03
It's August, so you know what that means...The Florida summer has hit its peak, but, more importantly, the Knights are about to heat up the field at Bright House Networks Stadium for another exciting season of football!
And everybody knows, the best part about football season isn't the game — it's the pregame!
Since 2007, the UCF Alumni Association has hosted Indoor Tailgate parties before all home games, complete with food, drinks, games, and music, provided by our very own DJ Lou.
As we've watched this event grow each year, the best part has been getting to see more and more new faces mixed in with the bunch who have been showing up since day one. And last year brought us our highest attendance yet, with more than 1,000 fans tailgating their hearts out!
This year's festivities are going to be bigger and better than ever, including the launch of this year's tailgating theme — BLACK. GOLD. BOLD!
It's an exciting time to be a Knight! Not only because of our awesome alumni tailgates, but because our shift to the new American Athletic Conference means we've got the best home schedule we've ever had. (Plus, we've got a second-time away game to look forward to at Penn State, with which we'll rival again in Ireland in 2014!)
So, get your game faces ready, and prepare for the fun ahead! We can't wait to see you at our first Indoor Tailgate of the season Thursday, Aug. 29 from 4-6 p.m. at the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center before our Knights take on the Zips of Akron! (As always, it's free to attend.)
GO KNIGHTS! CHARGE ON! Indoor Tailgates 2012: See the YouTube Video. #BlackGoldBold