New tailgating area at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium highlights 2018 Kansas football game day updates

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Athletics, in partnership with Jayhawk IMG Sports Marketing, will be bringing several updates to Kansas football Saturdays highlighted by a new tailgating option at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium this fall with the Gameday On The Hill area, which will be located immediately south of the stadium at the base of Campanile Hill. Gameday On The Hill will feature food, beverages, retail and live music in the heart of one of the most scenic settings in college football.
Free and open to the public, Gameday On The Hill will feature something for fans of all ages.  All fans will be able to enjoy Pepsi products and food from a selection of local food trucks. Fans over the age of 21 will find Coors Light, Miller Light, Blue Moon, and red and white wine. Picnic tables will be provided throughout the area, giving families a great option to gather and enjoy pregame at KU. For those shopping for the latest in KU gear, Rally House will operate a full team shop within the Gameday On The Hill area.
Campanile Hill is considered to be one of the most beautiful tailgating settings in the country and the Gameday On The Hill area is designed to allow fans a convenient way to enjoy football Saturdays on the KU campus. In addition to food and beverage options, local bands will provide live music during pregame of each Kansas football game. The entertainment will kick off Saturday with Shoe Box Money, winners of the 2018 Farmers Ball Battle of the Bands, performing on the Gameday On The Hill stage.
Gameday On The Hill will also give fans a prime location from which to enjoy KU football’s Hawk Walk, marking the Jayhawks’ arrival to Memorial Stadium two hours prior to kickoff. Fans at Gameday On The Hill can also catch the Marching Jayhawks’ parade down the hill, the pregame pep rally, and also have convenient access to the Hawk Zone activity area located on the football practice fields.
Gameday On The Hill will open three hours before kickoff for games that start after noon and two hours prior to kickoff for any games starting before noon. The Jayhawks open the 2018 season on Saturday, September 1, against Nicholls at 6 p.m.  Gameday On The Hill will open at 3 p.m. 
Gameday on the Hill is one of several new experiences available for fans during the 2018 Kansas football season. Below is a full list of events and information surrounding Kansas football game days.


Pregame Timeline

  • 3 hours: Gameday on the Hill opens | Hawk Zone opens
  • 2 hours: Hawk Walk
  • 1.5 hours: Gates Open
  • 1 hour: Marching Jayhawks Concert on the Hill
  • 10 minutes: National Anthem


Keys to Gameday

1. Security Measures
Following the best practices recommended by the Department of Homeland Security and National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security as well as state law, additional security measures will be in place for all football games in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. These measures aim to provide a safer environment for all in attendance and improve the guest experience by expediting screening and entry into the stadium.

All persons – game day staff and ticketed guests – are subject to screening before entering David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Walk-through metal detectors will be the primary means of screening. For guests who are unable to utilize a walk-through metal detector, hand-held metal detectors will be used with physical pat-downs as a final alternative option. Any person who does not consent to screening will be denied entry into the stadium. For more information on what is and is not allowed in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, please review the Clear Bag policy and the Prohibited Items.

Guests with tickets in hand are strongly encouraged to use the screening area and entry gate closest to their parking area or pre-game event location. In many cases, this will expedite entry. To help ensure that guests are in their seats by game time, all guests are encouraged to make their way to the entry points at least one (1) hour prior to game time. Fans who leave at halftime must be re-screened prior to re-entry.

Designated entry points are located as follows:

  • Student Entrance: Gate 18 – North East corner
  • Credentialed Entrance (Media and others with approved game day credentials): Gate 35 – South end, Gate 11 – Northwest Corner, Gate 4 – West Side, Gate 21 – East Side.
  • Screening Accommodations: All guests and personal items (including assistive devices) are subject to screening and search before entering David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Guests with disabilities who are willing to utilize walk-through metal detectors are encouraged to do so; however, these lanes are not accessible for wheelchairs and other assistive devices. Guests with medical devices should consult their doctor or device manufacturer if unsure of their ability to use a walk-through metal detector. Guests should notify Event Staff that they have a medical device and will be assisted through the screening process.
  • A Bag Check will be provided at a $5 charge for those wishing to not walk back to their vehicles.


NEW | 2. Updated Parking Map
Parking is available for $25 per vehicle in lots 34 (Price Computer Center), 61 (on Illinois Street, south of Sunnyside Avenue), and 54 (on Irving Hill Road, north of Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage), for $25. There is a Shuttle Bus Stop at the north end of Lot 61. The bus stop for Lot 54 is on Irving Hill Road. Recreational vehicles may park in Lot 90 at no charge.

If you park on the streets around David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, please be sure to observe all parking signs and city ordinances to avoid a parking ticket.


NEW | 3. Updates to the Northeast Side of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium
You will notice a change to the northeast side of the stadium. The realignment of 11th and Mississippi Streets has now created a new entrance to the stadium. The division of lot 96 into lots 96 and 97, as well as the addition of paved lot 130 give Jayhawk tailgating a fresh new look.

4. Updated Concessions
General concessions will be available in all areas when the gates open. Concessions are located throughout the ground level concourse and the east and west side of the third level concourse.

5. Hawk Walk
Greet your Jayhawks when they arrive at the top of Campanile Hill two hours prior to kickoff.

6. Hawk Zone
Kids can enjoy inflatable games, photo booths, face painting, tailgate games, football drills and more, three hours prior to kickoff on the football practice fields. The Hawk Zone closes at kickoff.

7. Williams Education Fund Tent
Members of the Williams Education Fund may purchase a reservation for the pregame tailgate on Campanile Hill prior to every home game.

  • All-inclusive beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Full buffet, with a variety of options throughout the season
  • Covered tent with table and chairs on Campanile Hill

For more information on how to sign up for the tailgate tent, contact your Williams Education Fund account representative or visit

8. Hospitality on the Hill
Kansas’ Campanile Hill is the perfect spot to gather with family, friends, and colleagues to enjoy all of the Jayhawks’ pregame traditions:

  • Private tent on the hill, tables, chairs, and choice of catering, if desired
  • Discounted group tickets are also available with any order
  • Ability to customize order

For more information on hospitality, please contact Danny Leviton at or 785-864-7988

UPDATED | 9. Field Goal Club
Located in the north end zone of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the Field Goal Club offers an up-close and personal social atmosphere for the perfect college football experience.

  • Available only to active 2018 Williams Education Fund donors
  • Field Goal Club ticket does not serve as admission to the game
  • Area open to all ages
  • Club opens 1.5 hours prior to kickoff
  • Alcohol service begins 1.5 hours prior to kickoff and ends at the conclusion of the 3rd quarter
  • Come-and-go area, but alcohol does not leave the premise


NEW | 10. 50/50 Raffle
Kansas Athletics has partnered with 50/50 Central to conduct 50/50 Raffles throughout select sporting events to benefit local charities. The winner of each raffle will receive a prize of 50 percent of the net proceeds. The other half will be donated to local charities.

Tickets will be sold throughout tailgating parking lots surrounding David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and inside the stands and concourses throughout the game by KU ARMY ROTC representatives.

The raffle will begin two hours prior to kickoff and closes at the end of the third quarter.


NEW | 11. Kansas Jayhawks Gameday App
GET IN THE GAME with the all new Kansas Jayhawks Gameday app. Featuring stats, maps, scores, schedules, audio and more, the Kansas Jayhawks Gameday app is your one-stop-shop to enhance your gameday experience.