CSU Game Day
Come for the game, stay for the weekend! The Colorado State University Rams offer a first-class CSU game day experience at their brand new, state-of-the art on campus stadium. CSU has put together an incredible weekend’s worth of activities leading up to the big games on Saturdays.
As you book your stay to Fort Collins for the big game, we want to help you make plans and find fun things to do during your down time. Fort Collins is home to some of the best restaurants, breweries, family-friendly activities and outdoor recreation in the state of Colorado. Not to mention Fort Collins has a downtown area that inspired the creation of Disneyland Main Street USA! Let us help you plan the best game day weekend possible with some of our favorite itineraries:
“Eat, drink and be merry” is a motto here in Fort Collins. You can find restaurants, cafes and delis on every block. Downtown offers a wide variety of local dining options in a very quaint, romantic setting. During summers you can find restaurant patios filled with people enjoying their fine meals and company. Indulge in some of the finest dining you’ve ever had in “The City of Charm” here in Fort Collins.
Entertainment in the Fort Collins community is huge and it is enjoyed by people of all ages and interests. Not only is there daily live music, but also performances and acts in multiple venues. Known as the cultural capital of northern Colorado, Fort Collins offers more opportunities to see live theatre than anywhere else in northern Colorado. After a night of Fort Collins Broadway you can stop by a number of Fort Collins’ classy restaurants and be entertained by the live jazz performances while sipping a martini.
Fort Collins has been called the craft beer capitol of Colorado, and that’s no coincidence considering we are home to 20 different micro-breweries and a Budweiser plant. There might be only one more thing this Front Range town takes more seriously than beer, and that’s bikes. Here, the bike culture and beer culture collide to create a European vibe. Many of the breweries are an easy bike ride from each other which makes for the ultimate beer tasting tour via bike.
Fort Collins regularly rates high on any list of towns that are populated by fit residents with excellent access to recreational facilities. All over Fort Collins you’ll find bicyclists, hikers, climbers, and every other type of recreation. It is a yearlong indulgence and the town offers so much that one can never get bored with their recreation opportunities. Come get fit, have fun and enjoy the great outdoors in Fort Collins!
August 26 vs. Oregon State (W, 58-27)
September 9 vs. Abilene Christian at 1:30 pm (W, 38-10)
October 14 vs. Nevada at 8:15 pm, TV – ESPN 2 (Homecoming/Family Weekend)
Homecoming Weekend Happenings by date:
Wed., Oct. 11 (Alumni Night at Coppermuse, Comedy Show)
Thurs., Oct. 12 (Distinguished Alumni Awards, and more!)
Fri., Oct. 13 (50 Year Club Luncheon, Festival on the Oval, Bonfire and more!)
Sat., Oct. 14 (Homecoming Football Game, 5K Race, and more!)
October 28 vs. Air Force at 1:00 pm (Hall of Fame and Ram Legends)
November 11 vs. Boise State at 8:30 pm (Commitment to Campus)
November 18 vs. San Jose State at 1:30 pm (Senior Day, Extra Yard for Teachers and Take a Kid to the Game)
October 14 | Kickoff: 8:15 pm | vs. Nevada
- 4 Hours Prior to Kickoff: Parking lots open and Transit Services Begin
- 4 Hours Prior to Kickoff: Pregame Activities Begin
- Alumni Association Tailgate at the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center
- Ram Town (Practice Fields West of Stadium)
- Ram Partner Tailgates and Activation (Meridian Ave & Pitkin St)
- Approx 2 Hours & 40 Min Prior to Kickoff: Ram Walk (Intersection of Meridian Ave & Hughes Way)
- 90 Min Prior to Kickoff: Stadium Gates Open
- 30 Min Prior to Kickoff: Stadium Pregame Show Begins
*Look for the Rambassador Information Stations around campus to answer your questions!*
(Volunteer to be a CSU Rambassador and get a free ticket to each game volunteered for!)
Happy Hour on the Porch!
Every Thursday before a home football game CSU will host a happy hour from 4-7 pm at the New Belgium Porch, located in the on campus stadium.
Get Your Green On Fridays!
Thanks to a collaborative effort between Colorado State University, the City of Fort Collins, the Downtown Business Association, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Fort Collins and Poudre School District, all citizens are being encouraged to “Get Your Green On” every Friday to honor CSU’s primary school color. The initiative is meant to encourage school pride and awareness.
Football Fridays at the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center
Every Friday before a home football game fans will get the chance to enjoy appearances by former players and special guests as well as visits from the CAM the Ram, the Spirit Squad and pep band from 4-7 pm. *Please note, there will be no regularly scheduled Football Friday on October 13 because of Homecoming and Family Weekend festivities happening on campus.
- Enjoy entertainment and appearances by the Spirit Squad, marching band and mascots at the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
CAM the Ram
- Come see CAM at his new game day home located just outside the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center.
- Bring the family and enjoy inflatables, face painting, balloon artists and more at Ram Town, located on the new football practice fields just west of the on campus stadium.
- Ram Walk is a tradition where the CSU football team walks through the interactive area of Ram Town two and half hours before game time. There will also be appearances from the CSU cheerleaders and the marching band.
CSU Game Day Lodging Specials!
Come stay at the closest RV resort near Fort Collins! Stay Friday or Sunday night and get Saturday night 50% off!
402 W Mountain Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
The Edwards House is a luxurious boutique inn located just steps away from Old Town Fort Collins. Enjoy a full complimentary breakfasts included in your stay!
813 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Come enjoy your stay at this Chic’ Mid-Century Modern Boutique Hotel that is just minutes to Old Town & CSU. Stay Friday and Saturday nights and enjoy:
- Catered Game Day Tailgate Party
- New Belgium Old Aggie Beer
- Free Unrestricted Parking
- One Mile Walk to Stadium
- Meet Fellow Ram Fans