Sportsmanship: Tailgating Responsibly
An Army of One
There is no football team in America that inspires the chills of pride that the Army does when the Black Knights (of the Hudson) run into Michie Stadium. Watching the cadet parade, seeing the statues of MacArthur, Patton and Eisenhower...merely being at West Point is enough to give anyone goose bumps.
The feeling of pride that people feel for the Black Knights carries over to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s (MWR) intramural and youth sports programs. As Family and friends gather to support their teams, MWR wants to remind you to tailgate responsibly.
- Follow the tailgating policies (if tailgating is permitted) which include: no blocking traffic isles and adjacent parking, do not save parking spaces, recycle and use trash receptacles, no glass bottles, no charcoal fires, and only tailgate in the parking lot.
- Keep pets (if permitted) on a leash, in a safe place and with access to water.
- Be aware of children and conscious of whether or not they are in a safe environment.
- Welcome Family members and fans of opposing teams. Even on game day, we are all on the same team.
- Enjoy yourself, but think of others. Conduct yourself in a manner that makes others proud you are an Army football fan.
- Find out the rules for what items can and cannot be brought into the area and abide by them (i.e. chairs, coolers, beverages, food, pets, etc.).
Our Army sports players, from the youngest to the oldest, appreciate the support of each of their fans and the respect they give to one another. Thank you in advance for tailgating responsibly!