ESPN linked to Evan Woodberry’s blog Here
Auburn fans are not thrilled with the university’s decision to charge for tailgating in some parts of campus.
Still, the facebook group, found Here, has over 6000 people protesting the new rules
Writes: With our country in such an economic crisis making money off of one of the only things many people have left to look forward to is wrong. If Auburn University takes away the right to free tailgating, which is one of the biggest things it is known for, it will portray to other colleges that ALL our University cares about is money. Auburn’s loyal fans are angered by this and the ones that have already been financial hurt and that have been cutting back in the last decade will be further pushed to cut back. This means there will be less tailgaters and less people showing support to the Auburn Football team. Our football team needs the support of its fans! Dedicated fans will only take so much and I fear that this will push some of the fans away. With gas, food, living, and everything else in our lives costing so much why on Earth is Auburn trying to find some other way to profit off of its dedicated fans.
The official University announcement can be found Here.
The Auburn Athletic Department announced Friday a new game day program -Tailgate Guys- that will expand and enhance tailgating opportunities on campus. Tailgate Guys, which will be located on a previously unused part of the campus green, will provide complete tailgating services to participating fans.
AL.com’s Evan Woodberry’s blog can be found Here:
The move, announced Monday, has raised the hackles of some fans who flooded message boards and AL.com blogs with commentary. Nearly 6,000 fans joined a Facebook page devoted to keeping Auburn’s tailgating areas free of charge. But Auburn officials say those concerns are misplaced, and that the new payment scheme will affect only a tiny portion of campus while keeping the park-like green space near the stadium attractive, clean and safe.