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Cheer on the Sun Devils before the big game

July 26, 2012

Beginning this football season, Atlasta Catering is offering customizable tailgating packages for ASU faculty, staff and alumni when the Sun Devils play at home, starting two hours before kickoff.

The tailgates can be reserved in advance for the use of two rooms in the historic Old Main building on the Tempe campus, including Carson Ballroom and Basha Library, and four rooms in the University Club.

With a tailgate menu by Atlasta, a visit from Sparky, and an elegant Old Main / University Club setting, you, your friends, family and colleagues can tailgate in cool comfort (plenty of air conditioning) and style, counting down the couple of hours until kickoff.

The tailgate package includes:

• chef's choice of tailgate buffet

• tables, chairs, white linens

• onsite staff

• setup and tear down

• visit from Sparky

• disposable/compostable plates, napkins, cups and flatware

• doors open 2 hours before game time

The locations available for the tailgate package are:

• Carson Ballroom at Old Main (minimum of 125 people)

• Basha Library at Old Main (minimum of 30 people)

• Bistro and Patio at the University Club (minimum of 50 people)

• Heritage Room at the University Club (minimum of 40 people)

• Traditions and Thoren Rooms at the University Club (minimum of 30 people)

Faculty-Staff Appreciation Night

ASU will host its inaugural faculty-staff tailgate Sept. 22 before the Sun Devils take on the University of Utah on Faculty-Staff Appreciation Night. More than 150 complimentary meals will be served to faculty staff on a first-registered, first-served basis.

More information is to come about this inaugural faculty-staff tailgating event.


Below is a list of ASU football home games, when the tailgating package is offered. The schedule, however, is subject to change. For a current schedule, visit

• Aug. 30 – Northern Arizona University, 7:30 p.m. kickoff – City of Tempe Night

• Sept. 8 – University of Illinois, 7:30 p.m. kickoff – Sun Devil Club Night, State of Arizona Employee Night

• Sept. 22 – University of Utah, kickoff TBA – Family Weekend, Hall of Fame Weekend, Faculty-Staff Appreciation Night

• Oct. 18 – University of Oregon, 6 p.m. kickoff – Ring of Honor Game

• Oct. 27 – UCLA, kickoff TBA – Homecoming

• Nov. 17 – Washington State, kickoff TBA – Senior Day, Sun Devil Salute to Service Day


To reserve a tailgate location, request more information, or ask about smaller group accommodations, contact Steve Short at 602-721-9556 or

Following a reservation request, an Evite invitation will be programmed for you to send to your guests, and a web page for reservations and payments will be created and emailed to you (similar to PayPal). You will be contacted with your specific tailgate location once details are confirmed.

To purchase game tickets, contact Jeff Rucker at 480-727-3501 or

For special assistance with marketing your tailgating event, contact Jenny Holsman Tetreault at 480-965-2086 or

See you before the game ... and GO DEVILS!