The Fort Hays State Tigers play six games at Lewis Field Stadium this year. They include Central Missouri (9/7), Northeastern State (9/23), Pittsburg State (10/7), Washburn (10/14), Emporia State (10/28) and Nebraska-Kearney (11/11). With the football season upon us, it’s important to know the rules. The following is a list of university rules regarding tailgating and alcohol consumption at Lewis Field Stadium. These are also obtainable on the FHSU website.
Alcohol may be consumed in the approved parking areas immediately adjacent to Lewis Field Stadium under the following conditions:
- 4 hours prior to kickoff of FHSU home football games (Example: 10 am for 2 pm kickoff). The authorized consumption of alcohol will cease at the start of the game.
- Participants must be 21 and over. Valid photo ID is required for anyone possessing/consuming alcohol. ID’s must be produced as requested at any time by members of law enforcement, game security, or university administration.
- All alcohol must be poured into a plastic cup to be consumed. All empty containers must be promptly disposed of in a trash bag or other trash receptacle. Littering of any form is in violation of this policy and will not be tolerated.
- Oversize vehicles (RVs, campers, etc.) will have a designated parking area at the northwest corner of the stadium.
- In an effort to maintain a safe and responsible atmosphere, no one may possess or consume alcohol from any device or apparatus designed to consume alcohol at a greater-than-normal rate of speed (including but not limited to funnels or beer bongs).
- Kegs or other common bulk containers are not allowed at any time. Plastic containers are recommended for the safety of all fans. No glass containers are allowed.
- Music must be respectful of others relative to volume level and content (radio edited).
- University police and other law enforcement personnel will enforce this policy as well as other local and state ordinances, laws, and regulations governing the use, possession and consumption of alcohol.
Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in warnings, criminal charges, loss of tailgating privileges and/or student disciplinary charges.
For more information please call 785-628-4050.