ChargeOn Tailgate: UCF vs. Louisville

Friday, September 17, 2021 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

UCF fans of all ages are invited to join us on the road as we take on the Louisville Cardinals and the Navy Midshipman this fall. Before kickoff, we are hosting tailgate festivities that will feature a catered buffet, complimentary beverages, spirit swag and special appearances from UCF fan favorites! Admission is $45 and $25 for children under 12.


We are committed to the well-being of every Knight, so we have taken precautions to provide a safe environment for our attendees to celebrate at these outdoor events. We will continue to monitor and adapt to CDC-advised health guidelines as necessary.

LocationJim Patterson Baseball Stadium (10-minute walk to Cardinal Stadium!)


Hotel Accommodations:

Hilton Garden Inn

UCF Alumni can receive a special room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport, just 0.9 mile away from our tailgate site! Free parking is provided at the hotel for guests.


Game Tickets

Please note that a game ticket is NOT included as part of our UCF ChargeOn Tailgate admission. Game tickets must be purchased separately by contacting the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at 407.823.1000 or by purchasing them online.


Game Day Parking:

Closest parking to ChargeOn Tailgate
Parking lots will open 5 hour prior to kick off. Guest looking for cash lots should exit onto Crittenden Dr via I-65 South or I-264 and access cash lots at Gate 4 of the Kentucky Expo Center or cash lots located on Central Ave.

Additional Parking Options:

Clear Bag Policy:

A clear bag policy remains in place for Cardinal Stadium. Fans may bring one clear bag, either a one-gallon clear Ziploc-style storage bag, or a 12 x 6 x 12 inches clear tote bag. Fans will be asked to return non-approved bags or other items to their vehicle prior to stadium entry. Patrons are encouraged to have all items loose inside the clear bag for more efficient safe inspections. clutch purses, billfolds or wallets cannot be placed in the clear bag.


Tailgate Amenities:

  • BBQ Knightmare Buffet (Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Old Forrester Bourbon BBQ Sandwich, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, BBQ Bake Beans, Coleslaw, Potato Chips, Cookies and Brownies!)
  • Complimentary Beverages at the Roundtable
  • Digital Photo Booth Experience - NEW!!
  • DJ Entertainment
  • Cornhole and Jenga
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