Events

The Tailgate at Reese Phifer

The College of Communication and Information Sciences is home to The Tailgate at Reese Phifer, a pre-game experience in the heart of campus for C&IS alumni and friends. Just steps from Bryant-Denny Stadium, The Tailgate at Reese Phifer provides the tailgate feel UA football fans know and love with the conveniences like climate-controlled space and indoor restrooms. Guests are invited to enjoy campus from one of our beautiful verandas, furnished with tents, fans or heaters and a flat-screen television to keep up with the rest of the day’s football action.


INVITATIONS TO THE TAILGATE AT REESE PHIFER ARE MAILED TO CAPSTONE COMMUNICATION SOCIETY MEMBERS

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 Sponsorship Opportunities

As a sponsor of The Tailgate at Reese Phifer, your organization has the chance to connect with hundreds of the College’s distinguished alumni and friends on UA game day. Through placement of signage with your branding in Reese Phifer Hall and recognition in C&IS communication materials, yours will be a highly recognized name for C&IS alumni and friends not only in Tuscaloosa, but throughout the country. With the potential to reach thousands, sponsorship of The Tailgate at Reese Phifer is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Reese Sponsorship Package

Reach 90,000+ UA fans from the comfort of your tailgate

  • 25 guest tickets to the C&IS Tailgate at Reese Phifer (to be used the game day of the sponsored event)
  • 3 radio spots per day on Alabama Public Radio (3 spots per day the week of the sponsored tailgate)
  • Sponsor logo displayed at event (sign on easel)
  • Sponsor logo displayed on all event marketing materials and communications (listed as sponsor when Tailgate at Reese Phifer is mentioned; ex. tailgate invitation)
  • Sponsor may host a table/booth at the event
  • Sponsor logo included on Tailgate at Reese Phifer web page
  • Sponsor logo on digital signage in Reese Phifer (rolling week prior to sponsored event)
  • Social Media promotion/feature (week prior to sponsored event)
  • Sponsor logo/sub feature in alumni newsletter

C&IS will host three Tailgate at Reese Phifer events available for sponsorship in Fall 2017. The Reese sponsorship package is $3,000 per tailgate.

Tailgate Rental Options

Both the North and East Veranda at Reese Phifer Hall provide an outstanding venue for entertaining clients, family and friends before Alabama’s home football games. A traditional tailgate feel combines perfectly with the luxuries Reese Phifer Hall offers, including climate-controlled space, indoor restrooms and minimal hassle.

With your rental, you will be provided tents, tables, chairs and HD televisions to keep up with the rest of the day’s football action. Relax and enjoy game day at Reese Phifer!

University Blvd. Package

  • 10×30 ft. tent on veranda
  • Three fans or a heater (depending on weather)
  • Two HDTVs (one under tent outside, one inside)
  • Five high-top cocktail tables with red linens (set up is negotiable – may split tables inside/outside)
  • Disposable plates, cups, utensils, and napkins (if caterer does not supply)
  • Wristbands for access into Reese Phifer/Veranda
  • Three 150-quart coolers with ice
  • Access to indoor restrooms
  • 8-ft tables and up to 30 folding chairs can be provided upon request (linens for 8-ft tables are not provided)

Colonial Drive Package

  • 10 x 40 ft. balcony facing Colonial Drive
  • 10 x 30 ft. tent
  • Three fans or a heater (depending on weather)
  • One 47” flat screen television
  • 10 high-top cocktail tables with red linens (set up is negotiable – may split tables inside/outside)
  • Disposable plates, cups, utensils, and napkins (if caterer does not supply)
  • Wristbands for access into Reese Phifer/Veranda
  • Three 150-quart coolers with ice
  • Access to indoor restrooms
  • 8-ft tables and up to 30 folding chairs can be provided upon request (linens for 8-ft tables are not provided)

Rentals for The Tailgate at Reese Phifer range from $4,000 – $4,500 per tailgate. 

Opponent University Blvd. Package Colonial Package

Fresno State

(September 9th)
$4500 SOLD OUT

Colorado State

(September 16th)
$4500 $4000

Ole Miss

(September 30th)
$4500 $4000

Arkansas

(October 14th)
SOLD OUT SOLD OUT

Tennessee

(October 21)
$4500 $4000

LSU

(November 4th)
$4500 SOLD OUT

Mercer

(November 18th)
$4500 $4000

Please contact Litsa Rivers, Director of College Relations, for all tailgate inquiries