Published: Sept. 9, 2016

Football and tailgates go together like black and gold.

At CU Boulder, tradition and pride unite at Ralphie’s Corral: The Official CU Tailgate. Hosted by the Alumni Association, Ralphie’s Corral is free and open to everyone.

Join us before every home football game this fall on Benson Field. The fun begins three hours before kickoff and includes an exclusive appearance by the best mascot in all of college sports. Ralphie’s Corral is the only place you can get up close for photo ops with everyone’s favorite buffalo before she leads the Buffs onto Folsom Field.

Additionally, the CU Marching Band and Spirit Team perform and Chip entertains the Ralphie’s Corral crowd. There also are yard games to play, a DJ to keep the energy up before kickoff and premium giveaways from the Alumni Association including CU Nike gear.

Concession-style food and drinks are available for purchase at Ralphie’s Corral, making it the perfect pre-game stop before you head into the stadium.

Ralphie's Corral: The Official CU Tailgate is a cooperative effort among the CU Office of the President, CU Boulder Office of the Chancellor, CU Boulder Alumni Association, CU Athletics and CU Office of Advancement.

Buffs fans standing next to Ralphie the Buffalo