Houston is famous for our tailgates and this game is no exception! Bring your SEC and Big 12 spirit for the big bowl match up!
The parking lots open four hours before kick-off (Platinum lot opens five hours before kick-off). Questions? View the NRG tailgating policies at the bottom of this page.
H-E-B is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Tailgater of the Game. H-E-B Tailgater of the Game judges will be roaming the NRG Stadium parking lots trying to find the best tailgate setup.
We challenge you to make H-E-B a strong feature in presenting your tailgate experience to the judges who will be looking for in their search to crown the H-E-B Tailgater of the Game:
1) Team Spirit
2) Food (Exclusive H-E-B presence is a must!)
This is your chance to take the challenge, get your creative juices flowing, and show us your best tailgate experience! The winning tailgate will be recognized during the game on the video board and will win an H-E-B gift card.
We strongly encourage fans to take advantage of tailgate opportunities at all of its college football games. We want all fans at NRG Stadium to have the finest tailgating experience possible, so we have established a few guidelines to make your tailgating party great: