New tailgating rules at Houston Dynamo's new BBVA Compass Stadium

April 18, 2012 8:32:23 AM PDT
Tailgaters planning to go to any Houston Dynamo soccer games at the team's new downtown stadium this season will now have some rules to follow.

BBVA Compass Stadium says all parking passes will be pre-sold and there will be no cash spots sold on event days.

The stadium will allow tailgating on a first come, first served basis and will not allow visitors to save parking spots.

Only one parking spot per pre-purchased parking hang tag. The stadium says it will strictly monitor and enforce this policy. A ticket holder in possession of more than one pre-paid parking permit will be allowed to use adjacent spaces for tailgating per space regulations. Hang tags must be clearly displayed at each space.

Tailgating will only be allowed in Lots B and C and on the medians separating the two lots from the roadways, however the tailgating set up cannot impede or infringe upon the pedestrian sidewalks. Private parking areas will not be allowed to hold tailgating events.

Orange Avenue, a pre-game fan-interaction area located on the south end of the stadium on Bastrop between McKinney and Walker, will offer the general public a designated area to enjoy food and beverages, along with games, music and more.

BBVA Compass says tailgating will be permitted subject to scheduling availability at Texas Southern University football games and other non-Dynamo events at the stadium.

You can read more about the tailgating policy at BBVACompassStadium.com.

Last month, Houston City Council approved a new ordinance to allow alcohol on property operated by sports teams, including open parking lots.

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane announced the team will host two tailgating events on June 1 and June 2. The Astros say depending upon how things go, the team will then decide whether to expand tailgating the next season.

The Houston Rockets own a parking garage and not open lots, and say there are no plans to start tailgating at basketball games.


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