Block Party


Saturday, February 11, 2017
3PM – 5:30PM
Parking Lot K
Cost: $15
Details: Selecting 1 ticket will reserve 2 parking spaces in Lot K. All tailgating reservations must be checked in by 4 p.m. on the day of the event. Only ONE TICKET per person. Space is limited.
Registration: Click here to reserve your spot!
Reservations will not be accepted after February 8, 2017 or until all spots have been allocated.


It’s the 19th annual Homecoming Pregame Block Party in Lot K. Wander through heated the Spirit Tent, hang out with friends, and meet alumni.  You just never know who you’ll find. Mason encourages its fans to come to campus early and enjoy the Block Party. Mason also encourages its fans to tailgate in a responsible manner, respectful of the campus and respectful of other Patriot fans and attendees at the Block Party.

Participants who choose to bring their vehicle into the lot must pre-register for a tailgating space. Once you arrive to the area by vehicle, you will be directed to an area to park. Please help us keep your campus clean by bagging your trash and using recycling containers. For the safety and enjoyment of all fans, please keep the guidelines below in mind when tailgating and attending the Block Party. You will receive an email prior to the event reminding you of arrival times, check-in and set-up instructions, guidelines, policies, etc.


General Tailgating Guidelines

The Homecoming Block Party pre-game celebration, including tailgating, will take place in a designated area of Parking Lot K, on the west side of the Patriot Center. All persons reserving a tailgate space must be the individual who checks-in at the tailgating area. For the safety of all who attend the Block Party, cars will only be permitted into the tailgating area 30 minutes prior to the event and vehicles must remain parked until the event is over. The Block Party Lot will open for setup at 2:30 p.m. All cars must be in the lot by 4 p.m. The Block Party will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the game. Fans are responsible for all of their tailgating supplies (chairs, tables, tent, food, beverages, etc.) and cleaning all trash and food items before leaving for the game.

Spaces are not assigned and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rental trucks, trailers, party buses, and motor homes will not be permitted into the lot.


Alcohol Policy

Individuals who are 21 and older will be permitted to bring their own beer and/or wine into the tailgating area. Only single serving containers in cans or plastic are permitted for personal consumption (6-pack per person).

The following is not allowed:

  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Cases, kegs, and other large quantity containers
  • Liquor, mixed drinks, etc.
  • Drinking games and rapid consumption devices

All glass containers will be confiscated and disposed of upon entry to the lot.

Underage drinking laws will be strictly enforced during the Block Party. Open alcohol containers outside the official tailgating area will be subject to open container laws.


Food and Grill Policy
Charcoal grills are the only form of grilling permitted
in the tailgating area. Fans who choose to grill must use charcoal grills.  Hot coals must be dumped into the proper receptacles that will be found throughout the parking lot. All grilling areas must be cleaned up prior to departure.

The following are not allowed:

  • Outdoor fire pits
  • Propane tanks
  • Gas grills
  • Electric/propane/gas heaters

This information has been provided to us through our Environmental Health and Safety Office and must be adhered to. This is based on a safety issues with individual users and propane tanks. Propane grills present an enormous fire hazard, as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is aware of more than 500 fires that result annually from their misuse or malfunction.  Most incidents happen when a grill has been left unattended for a period of time, or shortly after refilling and reattaching the cylinder – creating a greater risk of injury.

When cooking outdoors with charcoal, always take the following precautions:

  • Keep children safely away from the barbecue fire.
  • After applying charcoal lighter fluid to the coals, wait a minute before lighting them, allowing explosive vapors to disperse.
  • NEVER use gasoline as a starter fluid or accelerant for charcoal grills.
  • Never add lighter/starter fluid to hot or even warm coals. An explosion can result.
  • When using charcoal lighter/starter fluid, place the container well away from the grill before attempting to light the coals.
  • Be careful not to spill any fluid on your clothing or in the area surrounding the grill.
  • Wear an insulated fire retardant barbecue mitt when lighting coals.


If you have any specific questions, please email