Come for the game, stay for the weekend! The Colorado State University Rams offer a first-class CSU game day experience at the new, state-of-the art Canvas 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.
Friday, Aug. 30 vs. Colorado (Denver) / ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHOWDOWN, 8:00 pm MT
Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Western Illinois / DENVER DAY / HIGH SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY, TBD
Saturday, Sept. 21 vs. Toledo / ORANGE OUT / AG DAY BBQ WITH 4-H / COMMITMENT TO CAMPUS / YOUTH DAY, TBD
Saturday, Oct. 5 vs. San Diego State / HOMECOMING / STRIPE OUT, TBD
Saturday, Nov. 2 vs. UNLV / STATE PRIDE / MILITARY APPRECIATION / CIVIC & SERVICE DAY / ALL-SPORTS REUNION, TBD
Saturday, Nov. 16 vs. Air Force / HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS DAY / POUDRE SCHOOL DISTRICT DAY, TBD
Saturday, Nov. 30 vs. Boise State / FAMILY DAY, 1:30 pm MT
Family and students of CSU can receive 5-10% off when you book a stay at the Elizabeth Hotel in Downtown Fort Collins.
The Hilton Garden Inn Game Day Package allows you and your guests to celebrate your favorite team. The package includes breakfast each morning, New Belgium Brews welcome amenity, CSU stadium approved bag and complimentary shuttle service to and from the game. Book Your Stay.
Look for these stations around campus to answer your questions! (Volunteer to be a CSU Rambassador and get a free ticket to each game volunteered for!)
• 4 Hours Prior to Kickoff – PARKING LOTS OPEN
• 4 Hours Prior to Kickoff – TAILGATING BEGINS
• 4 Hours Prior to Kickoff – TICKET OFFICE OPENS
• 4 Hours Prior to Kickoff – RAM ZONE STADIUM STORE OPENS
• 4 Hours Prior to Kickoff – RAM TOWN KIDS ZONE OPENS
• 2.5 Hours Prior to Kickoff – RAM WALK (located on Meridian Avenue, between Hughes Way and Pitkin Street)
• 2 Hours Prior to Kickoff – SUITE, LOGE BOXES, CLUB SEATS, OCR FIELD CLUB AND NEW BELGIUM PORCH ENTRANCES OPEN
• 1.5 Hours Prior to Kickoff – ALL CANVAS STADIUM GATES OPEN
• 30 Minutes Prior to Kickoff – ALL TAILGATING ENDS
• 30 Minutes Prior to Kickoff – CANVAS STADIUM PREGAME SHOW BEGINS
The Stadium Sessions Concerts happen every Friday and Saturday when the Rams play at home and feature free performances by some of the best Colorado bands around.
Get Your Green On is a weekly celebration of Colorado State University. Each Friday and Football game weekend, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the University are asked to wear or display CSU green. Visit CSURams.com/getyourgreenon to learn more as well as to see the list of Get Your Green On business members and their special offers and promotions for fans wearing CSU green!
Every Friday night prior to home a football game, join Colorado State University, the CSU Alumni Association and Colorado State Athletics on the New Belgium Porch from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy some of New Belgium’s signature brews, listen to live bands and experience one of the most unique settings in college football. Times subject to change and weather dependent.
Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate
The CSU Alumni Association and Colorado State Athletics are proud to bring you an exciting game day weekend that kicks off on Friday nights (4:30-6:30 p.m.) at the New Belgium Porch, featuring free Stadium Sessions by top Colorado bands. On game days, you’ll find the new Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate north of Canvas Stadium and open to the public four hours before kickoff. In partnership with the Bohemian Foundation, The Music District and High Country Beverage, the Tailgate offers Stadium Sessions performances; TVs; and food, beer and wine for purchase.
CAM the Ram
The place to be on game day for families and kids is Ram Town. Located on the northern part of Lagoon Field (just west of the Lory Student Center, intramural fields 12 and 13), Ram Town features inflatables, face painting, balloon artists and other fun-filled activities. Ram Town opens every game day four (4) hours prior to kickoff and closes 30 minutes before kickoff.
Welcome and cheer on the Colorado State Football team when they arrive on campus prior to each game. This pep rally like event also includes the Colorado State University Marching Band, Spirit Squad and mascots. Ram Walk takes place on Meridian Avenue, just north of Canvas Stadium, starting at the intersection of Meridian Avenue and Hughes Way, approximately 2.5 hours before kickoff.
Transportation and Shuttle Service
The Old Town Shuttle Company will let you book a ride to get to the stadium with ease! This transportation service can pick you up from a variety of points to make your game day experience a little bit easier. For details and booking please see their Facebook page under Old Town Tours/Shuttle Services or call them at 970-672-6770.