Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I get my tickets for the NDSU Fan Tailgate?
No ticket needed. This is a FREE, all ages event.
What is Essig Field?
Essig Field is an event venue across from Autzen Stadium on MLK Blvd. It is Eugene’s game day food court and sports bar, featuring 10 taps (national and microbrews). The venue opens on home game days four hours before kickoff. All ages and all fans are welcome. There’s no admission charge!
Will there be food and beverages available at this event?
Yes, there will be an array of food and beverages available for purchase.
Can I bring outside food and beverages to the NDSU Fan Tailgate?
No, you are not allowed to bring outside food and beverages into the event.
How do I get to Autzen Stadium?
Directions to Autzen Stadium
Where can I park for the NDSU Fan Tailgate?
Parking at and around the stadium is difficult. Instead, please consider walking or taking a shuttle.
Autzen Stadium Car and RV Parking Information
Autzen Stadium Map
Autzen Express Bus Shuttles
The Sports Shuttles provide the fastest, easiest, and least expensive transportation to Autzen Stadium on game days. The per game cost of a round trip is only $5 and is collected during pre-game boarding.
• LTD Eugene Station (11th & Olive)
• Lane County Fairgrounds (13th & Jackson)
• South Eugene High School (19th & Patterson)
• Valley River Center – Parking Limited (Northwest parking lot – please no RV/Motorhomes)
• LTD River Road Station (River RD. & Beltline)
• RiverBend Annex (123 International Way – Southeast parking lot)
• LTD Springfield Station (355 South A Street)
• Thurston High School (333 59th Street)
Shuttle service to Autzen Stadium begins three hours before game time. Buses run every 10 to 20 minutes from eight Park & Ride locations.
Return trips from Autzen Stadium to Park & Ride locations are available ONLY during halftime and immediately following the game. Post-game departures will continue for 60 minutes after the game ends.
When is game time? Why does everything say TBD?
Due to TV commitments, game time will be determined six days before the event. Please refer to your local media, https://www.goducks.com, or call (541) 346-4461 the week of the game for current kickoff times.
Can you tailgate at Autzen Stadium?
Please note that RV parking in the Autzen Stadium lot is only available with a reserved parking pass. There is no individual game parking available in the Autzen Lot.
Tailgating in one of the Autzen Stadium lots is meant for small family and friend gatherings. Car parking spaces are 9×20 and RV spaces are 18×40. All tailgating must be contained within those dimensions. For larger groups, please contact Hospitality Services at 541.346.4475.
Where are my seats at Autzen Stadium?
Autzen Stadium visitor sections are 36-38. Autzen Stadium includes mostly bleacher seating. Please see “Game Day Information” link below for approved seat cushion specifications.
What is there to do in Eugene?
To learn more about activities and attractions in Eugene, click here.
For Fan Tailgate or hotel information, please contact:
Emily Sumner at 701.231.6815 or by email