Rice University is an NCAA Division I University and the site for many athletic events. We feel your excitement and shouting should be reserved for the athletic grounds, not the parking lot, so it's in our interest to make game day parking as smooth as possible.
Tailgating is an important part of the Rice Athletics experience. Participants may tailgate in the West Lots 3, 4, and Greenbriar Lot, in spaces that are not reserved for donors, buses or RVs. Tailgating for normal-sized vehicles is at the tail of the vehicle or in the hashed-off zones of the lots (first-come-first-park). Lots next to the stadium open three hours prior to kickoff. Please note that setting up in adjoining parking spaces or in traffic lanes is not permitted.
Tailgating and parking for RVs and Buses is located SE of Rice Stadium in West Lot 5. This lot opens six hours prior to kickoff, and all vehicles must be parked in this lot ninety minutes prior to the athletic contest start time. RV and bus owners should call the parking department at least two days before arrival so that the office can generate a count for larger vehicles anticipated. Space is limited and not guaranteed. No utility hook ups are provided; an RV or Bus must be self-sustaining and the owner is responsible for taking their own trash with them or to a game provided trash can or dumpster. The area must be left the same or better than when you arrived. Respective fees will apply.