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How does one get a tailgating spot?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Specifically, is it possible to get one next to the stadium? Where do you go to apply, etc?

    Any help from long time ABers appreciated! (if I do end up getting this spot, feel free to stop by for a beer!)
     
  2. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The Gold Lot (Franklin Field) is high dollar donor lot and last I had heard has a waiting list.

    Parking Info

    These #'s are in addition to what ever required donation you pay with your season tickets.
     
  3. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    not sure what it's like with the new building, but the Law School was pretty much first come/first serve from 00-06 when i lived nearby--i think you paid a spot fee to get in. you saw opposing teams fans with RV's and such there in addition to Buffs, for instance.
     
  4. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    step 1: get job.
     
  5. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    step 2: Pay big $$ to CU
    Step 3: Get on wait list for Gold Lot
     
  6. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Our tailgate spot is on Franklin Field and runs about $1500/ year. Last time I heard there was a wait list of 150+ and there hasn't been any turnover in years.
     
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  7. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    thankyou

    :asshole: I am doing the legwork for a group of friends. have job thanks. :smile2:
    absinthe, you should learn how to reply from Mr. Hagan here. sad news, and exactly what I feared. Thanks anyways. Rep sent.
     
  8. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    The thing that is really sad is that there are some people that just use it as a parking space. They roll in right before the game and are put off that there are people in the way.
     
  9. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    if there is a wait list of 150 with no turn over tells me prices need to go up.
     
  10. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Maybe, but most pass holders are significant donors so I don't know if it would be a good idea to piss them off.
     
  11. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    with economy the way it is, there may be some turnover yet.
     
  12. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Zone F is hopefully not so bad.
     
  13. zbuff

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    That's expensive parking...
     
  14. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    baby steps 'Rino
     
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    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Just wait till a car gets a little too close and then SLAM on your breaks! :thumbsup:
     
  16. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Zone F is where the allbuffs tailgate is located. It's a pretty good location, and reasonably priced. It's a hellified bitch to get in there and back out again, but show up early and wait until the crowds thin out and it's all good.
     
  17. MSBuff

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    If you would try to drive forward when you leave it might go faster.:rolleyes:
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    well if this works out I would enjoy being able to run between the two tailgates :smile2:
     
  19. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Snow, I'd tell your group to get on it. Zone F is going to fill up fast becasue of the work being done in near Zone G, where the new UMC is going. There's going to be a shortage of parking this tailgating season.
     
  20. sackman

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    There's a NEW UMC being built? whaaa? :confused:
     
  21. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    basically ya. "student center" dorm/UMC/cafeteria/parking on the old parking lots behind willard.
     
  22. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Yup. It's gonna hold all the services that are currently in Willard, which will make room for more dorm rooms. This is career services, gender, transgender, lesbian services etc. No dorm rooms in it tho. A parking garage below will replace the current one the're tearing down:

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  23. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Oh, well, sure. That makes so much sense because, you know, it's got to be at least a good 200 yards away from the current student center. :rolleyes:
     
  24. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    I was really surprised at the amount of construction going on at CU when I stopped by for the Spring Game.
     
  25. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I figured that from the day I stepped foot on the CU campus for the first time as a student in August 1986, to the day I received my diploma, there was some kind of construction taking place on campus ever single day. Most of it was additions to existing buildings like the performing arts building and the chem building. The pace of new construction projects up there never ceases to amaze me.
     
  26. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    it does make some sense. the school is using dorms for office space as slider mentioned. I don't know why they don't move all that stuff that doesn't NEED to be on campus off... I hate how all the open space is going away, and there are precious few places to tailgate as is since we can't go on to the quad. etc.
     
  27. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Yup. The Center for Community (new UMC) is $84 million and the Visual Arts Center currently under construction is somewhere in that range I believe. A new biochem or some science building is in the planning stage ($150 millions:wow:) The campus is getting crowded with buildings. Link to C4C and other campus projects:

    http://www.colorado.edu/facilitiesmanagement/construction/profiles/community.html
     
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  28. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Open space is wasted space on a university campus. You want open space? Go to Rocky Flats. There's a ton of it there. Just watch out for the 3-eyed gophers.
     
  29. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    on 6 or 7 days per year, it sure as hell isn't wasted! and universities shouldn't be nothing but buildings. Places like the Quad and Farrand are awesome!
     
  30. 66BUFF

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    no shortage for me :smile2::lol:
     

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