NORMAN, OKLA. – The University of Oklahoma has announced the full return of tailgating and other game day celebrations for the 2021 football season. 

The designated areas of campus for public and reserved tailgating will largely reflect those of the 2019 season. OU fans will again be permitted to set up tailgate equipment beginning at noon on the day prior to scheduled football games.

A map indicating designated tailgating areas and game day road closures, as well as the university’s tailgating policies, are available here.

Other game day events and gatherings that are returning this year include:

·       Walk of Champions

·       OU Alumni Association Boomer Bash – New location: Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall Lawn*

·       Sooner Club Champions Tailgate*

·       Tailgate Guys*

·       Varsity O Tailgate*

·       Fall Family Weekend will be held Sept. 24-26. More information is available here.

·       Homecoming activities will be held Oct. 11-16. More information is available here.

Game day events and traditions that continue for the 2021 season include the Allstate Party at the Palace, college events and gatherings*, Duck Pond RV Parking and SooneRVillage at Lloyd Noble Center.

*Events that will return starting with the Sept. 11 game

Game Day Traffic, Road Closures and Parking

To promote efficient traffic flow and pedestrian safety, certain roads near campus are closed or restricted on game days. Public parking on campus is limited on game days but is available in certain parking lots for $30 – cash and cards are accepted. Anyone riding the game day shuttle to and from Lloyd Noble Center is required to wear a mask, in compliance with federal Department of Transportation mandates. Game day traffic and parking information is available here. (Note: Boyd Street will remain open to vehicular traffic on Saturday, Sept. 4; however, Campus Corner roads will be closed this Saturday.)

COVID-19 Protocols

The University of Oklahoma strongly encourages masking indoors, particularly in high-density settings, such as classrooms and at special events. The university recommends COVID-19 vaccination for anyone participating in events on OU property. More information on OU’s COVID-19 protocols is available at ou.edu/together.

More Information for Fans and Visitors

Kickoff for Sooner football’s first game of the season against Tulane University is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

More game day information and policies are available at SoonerSports.com/gameday.