General Stadium Information, Football Tailgating Rules and Alcohol Policies
Robert Morris University athletic events provide an avenue for the University to meet its core values of excellence, community, diversity and learning. Many University events, including those sponsored by the Athletic Department, permit the admission of only those individuals with appropriate credentials such as tickets, passes, or specific identification cards. We are also cognizant that some of these events, such as football, involve the social and festive atmosphere associated with tailgating. To enable the University to protect the rights and the safety of those attending, the following policies and procedures will apply to all home football games.
Tailgating is considered a small gathering of patrons participating in a picnic atmosphere that is served from the tailgate or trunk of a vehicle prior to a football game or special designated event.
Tailgating Procedures and Restrictions
An area has been established for tailgating known as "TAILGATE ALLEY" in the Washington Gravel Parking Lot on campus. Tailgating or barbeque grills of any kind are not permitted in other campus areas. Tailgate Alley will be used for tailgaters only on the day of home football games, commencing no more than three (3) hours prior to kickoff, and ending no later than one hour after the game. Please check scheduled game time. Vehicle traffic will be shut down into the tailgate area an hour and half before the start of the game for pedestrian safety. Tailgaters are responsible for cleaning up the area prior to leaving the University property with the use of the provided trash receptacles. Grill coals must be disposed of in an appropriate container provided in the tailgate area. Fans found tailgating in other parts of the campus will be requested to move to the designated area for tailgating and provided with a copy of the restrictions.
- All tailgaters and spectators must conduct themselves in a manner which ensures the safety and enjoyment of others. Abusive and/or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
- Consumption of alcohol will be limited to persons of legal age (21 +) and in all cases, possession or consumption of alcohol must be in full compliance with applicable Pennsylvania State Laws and University Policy.
- DRINKING FROM GLASS CONTAINERS OR CANS IS NOT PERMITTED in any parking lots or the stadium during game days. Whatever is consumed must be poured into a paper or plastic container. Alcoholic drinking games, funneling or any other activities deemed inappropriate by the University are prohibited. Kegs, beer balls or other common source containers are prohibited on campus, including at tailgating areas based on University policy.
Joe Walton Stadium Alcohol Policy
Alcohol is not permitted within the stadium and all persons entering the stadium are subject to a reasonable check of personal bags, purses, coats, etc. Anyone found in possession of alcoholic beverages and/or other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate by the University will be refused admission to the game. Any individual found in possession of said items or engaging in abusive and/or disruptive behavior inside the stadium will be evicted from the stadium and will not be allowed to re-enter the stadium for at least the remainder of the day in which the game is held.
Failure to follow these rules and regulations may result in eviction from the campus, and may lead to judicial action involving University rules, local and/or state criminal action.
Joe Walton Stadium Rules & Regulations
No Glass Containers of any kind.
All Bags, Backpacks and Purses are subject to search and could delay entry into the stadium.
No Artificial Noise Makers or Air Horns.
No Smoking in the stadium area and must be done in designated areas marked by signs.
The Athletic Department reserves the right to ask guests to move or remove banners/signs.
No Oversized Stadium Seats.
The throwing of objects from the stands is strictly prohibited.
Fans violating any of the above rules are subject to EJECTION from Joe Walton Stadium.
There is NO Smoking in the stands or plaza area of the stadium. Smoking areas are available at both ends of the main complex building only. Ash tray receptacles have been provided. Please help keep the area clean.
Parking for Football Games
Complimentary parking is available during game days. Please adhere to the police officers directions when entering campus. Parking lots are filled up in a manner that accommodates large amounts of vehicles. Please be patient and allow extra time to arrive early for the games. Resident students have been asked to move their vehicles for football games. All patrons should remove their vehicle from campus prior by 6:00 P.M. to accommodate those students being able to get back into their reserve spaces.
Directions to Enter Into the Stadium
From the Free Lot: (First lot entering onto campus) proceed through the lot in the direction you entered campus and cross at the crosswalk, where the police officer is located. Continue on the sidewalk to your left and follow it up around the Sewall Center to the plaza area of the stadium.
From "Tailgate Alley": (Washington Gravel Lot) proceed to the opposite end of where you entered and take the pathway down to the plaza area.
From the Sewall Center Lots: proceed through the parking lot and take the pathway to the right side of the Sewall Center to enter the plaza area of the stadium.
Special Needs Parking
Individuals with special needs, government issued handicap parking placards can park in the designated areas in the lots in front of the Sewall Center. Signage will direct you to theses spaces on game day. Special needs parking includes, visually and hearing impaired, wheelchair patrons, unable to walk long distances and unable to climb stairs.
Emergencies and First Aid
If you need emergency assistance while on campus or attending a sporting event look for an event staff person or uniformed police officer. The Public Safety Department can be reached at (412) 397-2424.
Keeping you safe is our number one concern.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!