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CSU Football Game Day

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 restaurantsbreweriesfamily-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.

2019 Home Football Schedule

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 2:00 pm MT
Saturday, Sept. 21 vs. Toledo ORANGE OUT / AG DAY BBQ WITH 4-H / COMMITMENT TO CAMPUS / YOUTH DAY 8:15 pm MT
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 1: 30 pm MT
Saturday, Nov. 16 vs. Air Force HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS DAY / POUDRE SCHOOL DISTRICT DAY TBD
Saturday, Nov. 29 vs. Boise State FAMILY DAY 1:30 pm MT

 

Game Day Hotel Specials

The Elizabeth Hotel

Family and students of CSU can receive 5-10% off when you book a stay at the Elizabeth Hotel in Downtown Fort Collins.

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Hilton Garden Inn

This package includes breakfast each morning, New Belgium Brews welcome amenity, CSU stadium approved bag and complimentary shuttle service to and from the game.

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Hampton Inn

Special CSU rate starting at $132 when you plan your visit to Fort Collins.

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Game Day Deals

Odell Brewing Co

$1 off people's first pint on game days if you are wearing CSU gear.

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Garden Sweet

Buy 1 basket of Pick-Your-Own berries and get a FREE Pick-Your-Own Flower Bouquet

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Old Town Churn

Enjoy 15% off your entire order during home football game days for anyone who shows their CSU Student I.D.

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X Golf Fort Collins

Enjoy $3 Old Aggies during all CSU Rams' games.

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RECYCLED CYCLES

Rent a bicycle for game day for just $24 for 24 hours. Learn More recycled-cycles.com

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Chipper's Lanes

Enjoy $9.95 Unlimited Bowling or Laser Tag ($12.95 for unlimited Bowling AND Laser Tag) PLUS Happy Hour in the Bar and Restaurant during CSU games!

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2019  CSU Football Fan Guide

Stadium Sessions Game Day 2019

Stadium Sessions

The Stadium Sessions Concerts happen in the Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate when the Rams play at home and feature free performances by some of the best Colorado bands around.

The planned Stadium Sessions musical lineup, in partnership with Colorado State University, the Bohemian Foundation and KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins is:

  • Sept. 6 – Delta Sonics
  • Sept. 21 – The Movers & Shakers
  • Oct. 4 (homecoming) – Kind Dub & Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene
  • Oct. 5 – Float Like A Buffalo
  • Nov. 2 – Instant Empire
  • Nov. 16 – Jeff Finlin
  • Nov. 29 – Macy Todd

Prior to each performance, a Little Kids Rock performance will take the stage.

The Stadium Sessions live performances will re-air the following Wednesday of each home game on KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins at 7:00 p.m. and streams online worldwide on krfcf.org.

Stadium Sessions Game Day 2019 Music Lineup

CSU Events and Happenings on Game Day Weekend

Friday

Get Your Green On Fridays!

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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!

Happy Hours on the New Belgium Porch

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 and experience one of the most unique settings in college football. Times subject to change and weather dependent.

CSU Game Day!

Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate

  • The Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate returns this year, offering Colorado State football fans a lively pregame experience and put them in prime position as the football team enters the stadium. It is free to the public, and offered in partnership with Coors Light, High Country Beverage, the CSU Alumni Association, Athletic Department and Division of External Relations.

    The Coors Light Ram Walk tailgate is held on Meridian Avenue North of Canvas Stadium and will feature live bands, lawn games and beverages for purchase as live bands perform.  TV’s will be on display for live nationwide game-day viewing.  Food trucks will be available along with beer, wine soda and water available for sale.  At select games, there are packages available for a barbeque catered by the CSU Meat Judging Team on Denver Day (Sept. 7) and homecoming (Oct. 5). Updates on CSU Alumni Association tailgating events can be found here

CAM the Ram

  • Come see CAM at his game day home located just outside the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center.

Ram Walk

  • 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.

Rambassador Information Stations

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!)

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