The New Mexico State University Police Department has announced the road closures and tailgating rules and regulations for the Las Cruces-Mayfield High School football game at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
NMSU has planned road closures for both Arrowhead Road and Stewart Street at 1:30 p.m. Friday until the conclusion of the NMSU-Boston College football game Saturday. All parking lots will be open and available for regular use until 5 p.m. Friday.
For NMSU students, faculty and staff not attending the game Friday, alternate routes on the west side of campus such as Espina Street and Sam Steele Way are encouraged.
Parking lots for tailgating open at 3 p.m. Friday and doors open at 5 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive by 6:30 p.m. to prevent traffic congestion.
The Aggie football tailgating rules regarding alcohol have been suspended for Friday. Alcohol consumption is not allowed Friday, but resumes Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
The Las Cruces team parking is available north of the stadium with Mayfield team parking available east of the stadium. A parking map is available online at http://www.nmsupolice.com/event-info/.
A complete list of tailgating rules and guidelines are provided below:
• Tailgating activities are not allowed if they block access to designated handicapped parking spaces or block safe and efficient traffic flow within the parking lots or roads on the campus.
• Parking for tailgating activities in the specified lots is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
• All vehicles must be removed from NMSU parking lots (including those vehicles with a parking pass) by 10 a.m. on the Sunday following a Saturday football game. If the game is moved to a day other than Saturday, modifications to these dates and times will be announced.
• Vehicles, including RVs, must be parked in order, within parking stalls, where marked. Tailgating activities are limited to the space required for parking of the associated vehicle, plus one full stall width along the full passenger side of the vehicle. For example, one (1) marked space is allowed for tailgating activities when no vehicle is parked and two (2) marked spaces are allowed for tailgating activities when one standard size vehicle is parked.
• The maximum space for tailgating activities is six (6) marked spaces, applicable only to an oversized RV (a total of three spaces wide by two spaces deep).
• All vehicles, equipment and persons associated with a particular tailgate party must be contained in the applicable area. No vehicles, equipment or persons may block driving lanes or access for emergency vehicles. Blocking or reserving of adjacent spaces is not allowed outside of the six-space area.
• Electric and propane/butane grills are allowed in all tailgating areas. Charcoal grills are strongly discouraged. For safety reasons, fire extinguishers and/or a bucket of water are required when grilling in tailgating areas.
• Other than authorized tents or awnings, no other structures may be assembled, erected or set upon the tailgate parking lots. Staking of tents or awnings is not permitted in any area on campus. All tents and awnings must be secured by other means (sand bags, water jugs, anchoring to vehicles, etc.). Swimming pools, hot tubs, aerial lifts, walls, fences and other such items are not permitted unless prior approval has been obtained from Campus Activities and NMSU Athletics.
• The sale of goods and/or services, filming for commercial purposes and other commercial activities are not permitted in tailgate areas, unless prior approval has been obtained from Campus Activities and NMSU Athletics.
• Any signage or banners (other than NMSU items) in the tailgating area (including posters, logo tents, flags, wrapped vehicles, etc.) must be approved by Campus Activities and NMSU Athletics prior to game day.
• Handouts, giveaways and flyers are not permitted in tailgating areas unless prior approval has been obtained from Campus Activities and NMSU Athletics.
• Live bands, public address systems, loud radio or music systems and amplified sound of any kind are not permitted in the tailgate areas unless prior approval has been obtained from Campus Activities office and NMSU Athletics.
• Electric generators and battery-powered generators/inverters that do not emit fumes and do not make noise are permitted in the tailgating areas.
• All trash and waste must be disposed of in an appropriate manner. NMSU personnel regularly patrol the tailgate areas to collect bagged trash. Other trash must be taken to appropriate receptacles upon leaving the tailgating area. Dumping of waste tanks is prohibited.
• All persons entering the tailgating areas are subject to NMSU Board of Regents and NMSU policies and regulations, and the laws of the State of New Mexico. NMSU may revoke the tailgating privileges and reject or refuse entry to persons for violating the tailgating policies, disruptive behavior, illegal activity, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and similar types of behavior will not be tolerated.