Game Day Information
On-Site Game Day Park & Pay: Panther Club members receive free parking. For more information, visit FIU Sports
Panther Club members receive free parking. For more information, visit FIU Sports
Tailgating begins at 3pm on weekdays and 1pm on Saturdays. Locations are available on a first-come, first-served, basis:
FIU requests your cooperation by supporting our community. We want you to enjoy your game day experience and remember you are always representing yourself, your organization, and our community. As a fan, we ask that you hold yourself to a higher standard, be a good fan, and cheer our Panthers to victory with class. Remember that visiting teams, their families, and their fans are our guests at our FIU. Be respectful and welcoming. As FIU continues to grow, help us gain recognition and improve our reputation by interacting with each other and visitors in a way that makes us proud.
All Fans Are Responsible For:
- Treating others respectfully;
- Staying seated in the stands during the game;
- Discarding of trash in the appropriate containers;
- Taking care of guests and being responsible for their behavior;
- Complying respectfully with law enforcement officers and FIU staff;
- Creating an inclusive environment;
- Knowing alcohol consumption limits; and
- Eliminating the use of tobacco or controlled substances.
Individuals found violating any policies can be removed from the premises. Students involved in such activities or other Student Code of Conduct violations will also be subject to disciplinary action through the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. Students are also subject to arrest and prosecution under applicable laws and state statues. Students enjoy the rights and privileges that they gain as a member of the university community and are subject to the responsibilities which accompany that membership. Non-students, while not affected by the FIU Student Code of Conduct, are subject to arrest and prosecution under applicable laws and state statutes.
- All fans are expected to be respectful of university property and other fans around them.
- Drunkenness, vandalism, obscene or harassing behavior, and violence (or threats of violence) will not be tolerated and should be reported to the nearest law enforcement official.
- The unlawful possession, distribution, or use of any drug or controlled substances is prohibited on the FIU campus. Violators of this policy shall be subject to university disciplinary action, city and county ordinances, and state and federal laws.
- All participants are expected to dispose of their trash in designated trash receptacles and recycling containers provided throughout campus and in tailgating areas.
- Glass containers are not authorized in the stadium or tailgating areas.
- All federal, state, and local laws will be enforced by police officers and potentially the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. Bulk quantities of alcohol including, but not limited to, kegs and punch are not permitted. Underage possession and drinking are prohibited. Excessive drinking and devices designed for rapid consumption of alcohol, including but not limited to, funnels, ice luges, drinking games, and beer bongs are not permitted.
- All fans are expected to abide by FIU’S Alcohol Policy.
- Propane cooking grills are highly recommended for tailgating. If using a charcoal grill, please take your charcoal with you. All open flame cooking appliances must be a minimum of 10 feet away from any building, structure or overhang.
- Music must be contained within your tailgating area. No live bands or stages are allowed.
- Box trucks are not permitted in any tailgate lots.
- Couches and indoor furniture are not permitted.
- For the safety of pedestrians, power or extension cords cannot run across sidewalks.
- Only service animals will be allowed on campus on game day. Anyone who brings an animal that is not a service animal will be required to take it home.
- Grilling is only permitted in uncovered areas, excluding artificial turf.
This football season, it’s important that fans understand Florida’s alcoholic beverage laws as well as the consequences for underage drinking and being in possession of alcoholic beverages. The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) is partnering with Florida International University to increase enforcement operations at all football games this year.
Knowing the following information and tips can help you and your peers enjoy this football season safely:
- The legal drinking age in Florida is 21. Anyone under the age of 21 in possession of alcohol can be cited for a second-degree misdemeanor, which can lead to costly court fees, fines, and lasting consequences.
- Selling alcohol to anyone under 21 or buying alcohol for anyone under 21 is a misdemeanor.
- Possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle (in motion or stopped) by the driver and/or the passenger(s) is a violation of Florida law.
- Plan ahead. Always designate a sober driver before any drinking begins or take a taxi or public transportation if you plan to drink alcohol. A taxi or bus ride is much cheaper than a DUI citation.
- Take the keys of an impaired friend. Do not let your friends drive drunk.
- Drivers under the age of 21 should keep in mind that if caught with a Blood Alcohol Content level of .02 or higher, their license will be suspended for six months. A second offense results in a one-year suspension. The first offense for refusing to submit to testing results in a 12-month suspension, and a second offense results in an 18-month suspension.
ABT is charged with keeping alcohol and tobacco out of the hands of underage persons, ensuring that licensed establishments are following the laws and rules regulating the industry in Florida, and collecting taxes and fees related to these industries. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and accountants, to veterinarians, contractors, and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit http://myfloridalicense.com/.
Violators of any policy are subject to ejection, referral to Student Conduct, arrest, and/or loss of ticket privileges.
For further questions, please contact:
FIU Parking & Transportation
Modesto A. Maidique Campus – 885 SW 109 Ave.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Telephone Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
- All Students must enter the stadium at Gates 6, 6A & 7 and present their FIU OneCard for admission. Event staff will direct students to Gate 8 if lines build.
- 1 Valid FIU Student ID = 1 Admission (A card reader will be used to swipe your OneCard).
- NO RE-ENTRY WILL BE PERMITTED.
- Gate 6 will remain open until the end of the game.
Gates will open 60 minutes prior to kickoff. At the time that the gates are open to the public, all concession stands will be operational and all security and ushers will be in place. Authorities are allowed to inspect patrons and their bags upon entering FIU Ricardo Silva Stadium for the purpose of spectator safety. FIU reserves the right to prohibit any additional items.
The following rules are in effect at all FIU events:
- Unruly, threatening, or disruptive behavior such as standing in the aisles, profane and abusive language, smoking, fighting, throwing objects, and drunkenness
- Standing on seats/bleachers is strictly prohibited
- Acts of a derogatory nature directed toward individual players, teams, staff, spectators, or game officials
- Entering the field of play unless properly credentialed or accompanied by authorized staff
Items prohibited from all FIU Riccardo Silva Stadium events include:
- Outside food/beverages
- Illegal drugs
- Playing balls
- Pets (except for certified service dogs for disabled patrons)
- Bottles, cans, flasks, thermoses, ice bags, ice chests, coolers, picnic baskets
- Boom boxes, artificial noisemakers, musical instruments
- Firearms, incendiary devices (fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.)
- Flag poles
- Weapons or any item deemed hazardous by FIU Riccardo Silva Stadium management personnel
Baby strollers need to be kept clear of all aisle ways and must be checked upon entering the stadium.
Alcohol will be served to fans 21 and over. Identification will be checked by a third party vendor. Fans over 21 can receive a wrist band. Wrist bands must be worn to purchase alcohol. There is a two-drink limit with each purchase and a four-drink total limit. Wrist bands and identification will be tracked so fans can receive only one band per game. All sales of alcohol will stop at the end of the third quarter.
Should you observe any violations of stadium or university policies or action(s) that endangers the health, safety, or welfare of self or others, please find your nearest law enforcement officer.
A new clear bag policy has been implemented. Ticket holders are allowed to carry one clear bag, such as a one-gallon clear plastic storage bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”, as well as a small purse about the size of a hand. An equipment bag necessary for medical items is allowed. Diapers and wipes can be carried in a clear bag for age-appropriate children accompanied by an adult. Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to, large purses, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, mesh bags, or any bag larger than the permissible size.
Student guest tickets can be purchased the week of each home game at the FIU Football Fieldhouse. Guest passes can also be purchased at the stadium on game day. First guest is free and each additional guest costs $10. There is a limit of four per student. A valid FIU OneCard is required at the time of purchase.