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Great Dane Tailgate Challenge

UAlbany Sports Information   04-12-2017

UAlbany Athletics, in partnership with ESPN Radio 104.5 FM and DeCresente Distributing, is excited to announce the first ever Great Dane Tailgate Challenge at the 2017 Spring Stomp, April 22nd. The Great Dane Tailgate Challenge will begin at 5:00 PM on April 22nd, taking place in between the UAlbany Football Spring Game, that starts at 3:00 PM, and the UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse game vs. Yale, that faces off at 7:00 PM. This tailgate contest will reward UAlbany’s most loyal and creative fans.  The evening will conclude with fireworks following the lacrosse game. 

All fans interested in participating in the Great Dane Tailgate Challenge must register at the link below. Make sure to tell us “why” you think you should be chosen for the contest! Registration is open now and is extremely limited.  Registration will close on Thursday, April 20th at 12:00 PM. A few select fans will have the opportunity to be chosen by Levack & Goz on 104.5 FM prior to April 20th, so make sure to tune into their show weekdays from 2:00-6:00 PM, on 104.5 FM for your chance to be selected.

Register Here

The winner of the Great Dane Tailgate Challenge will go home with the following prizes:
- Four (4) Gold Seats to UAlbany Football for the 2017 season.
- One (1) Reserved Parking Spot in the SEFCU Arena Parking Lot. Winner will chose their very own and mutually agreed upon spot in the SEFCU Lot
- One (1) 10’ x 10’ Tent
- One (1) Barbeque Grill
- And so much more!

Judges for the Great Dane Tailgate Challenge will include Goz & Levack from ESPN Radio 104.5 in addition to UAlbany Head Football Coach Greg Gattuso

Contestants will be judged on the following criteria:
- Best Tailgate Setup
- Best Signature Food Item
- Best Signature Beverage
- Best Great Dane Spirit

For more information regarding the Great Dane Tailgate Challenge, please contact the UAlbany Ticket Office by phone at (518) 442-DANE or by email at