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N.C. State Task Force Considers Extending Tailgating

Posted February 13, 2007

— Wolfpack fans would have an extra two hours to party before football games if a suggestion made Tuesday to a panel studying tailgating rules is approved.

Members of the North Carolina State University Football Task Force reviewed regulations implemented in the past two years after two fans were shot and killed during a parking-lot fight before a football game.

Parking lots now open four hours before kickoff instead of the night before, but a suggestion was made to extend that to six hours.

Last year, rules were adopted that also outlawed beer kegs, established noise levels for music and required picture IDs.

Any changes must be approved by N.C. State Chancellor James Oblinger before taking effect.

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  • Pack Rules Feb 14, 2007

    I'll go with the hiring of Sidney. You know, it's that whole move forward thing.

  • mikeNC Feb 14, 2007

    cehardin, I don't know what made me happier. ECU hiring Ricky Stokes, N.C. State firing Herb Sindeck, N.C. State hiring Sydney Lowe or NC State firing Chuck Amato.

    I think it's a draw between the firing of Herb and the firing of Chuck.

  • mikeNC Feb 14, 2007

    No harm no foul, shame this site doesn't have sound tone to know when someone is joking or sarcastic.

  • Pack Rules Feb 14, 2007

    Mike, I wasn't "throwing salt" about ECU basketball. I looked in the paper at lunch and could not find their record. I'm honestly curious on how Ricky Stokes is doing. man, when he played at UVA it seemed like he was there for 6 or 7 years.

  • mikeNC Feb 14, 2007

    cehardin, I am relaxed beyond your imagination, I was responding to your post requsting I reread. It appears I was the more carefull reader of the 2 of us.

    I may have graduated from ECU, however I have been a N.C. State fan all my life. If you are referring to the ECU basketball team, they suck as usual.

  • Pack Rules Feb 14, 2007

    Not upset with ya. Relax. How's your basketball team doing?

  • mikeNC Feb 14, 2007

    cehardin, I read your post correctly. If you will remove your head from the hole it is in and reread my comment from 5:21p.m. you will realize you have no reason to be upset with me.

  • Pack Rules Feb 14, 2007

    "mikaelford"...If you read my post a bit more carefully you'll see that I did not say that C-F was the best place to tailgate (though it is to me). I stated that I read that C-F was rated the "8th" best place to tailgate in the country. I can live with that.

  • bmills Feb 14, 2007

    Having attended the games and pregame activities for many years I have to agree that everyone overreacted to the unfortunate incident of a few years ago. Some changes were needed but to continue to revisit this every year is ridiculous. Punish the idiots who are obnoxious and ruin the experience for everyone but a crowd of over 60,000 to be held accountable for the actions of 2 individuals that never should have been there in the first place is absurd. Lastly, if they decide to forgo letting everyone out at halftime and coming back in for the second half.....they can keep my ticket. That too is part of the unique tailgating experience at State.

  • FloydRTurbo Feb 14, 2007

    The only problem area was an easily defined parking area off Trinity Road. The simple solution was 6-8 uniformed NCHP officers patrolling that specific area from 2 hours before and an hour after each game.

    The bureaucrats at NCSU waaaay over-reacted in their new harsher policies last year. There have never been any issues in the reserved parking areas. Trust me ... I'm a Carolina fan. 99% of State fans are darn good people. The jerks are in one specific area.