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A new tailgate area for University of Delaware students -- The Barn -- will be available at all home football games this fall.

Blue Hen Football: New student tailgate area announced

The Barn set to be unveiled this season at Delaware Stadium

University of Delaware students will be welcomed by a brand-new tailgate area at Delaware Stadium for all home football games this season.

In a joint initiative between the Athletics Department, the Division of Student Life and partners across the University of Delaware campus, The Barn, presented by Lyft and Klondike Kate’s, will be unveiled this fall as part of an effort to create inescapable spirit across all of campus.

“We asked a variety of students what kind of space they would like to see on game day,” said Interim Dean of Students Adam Cantley. “The Barn will be an exciting addition to the UD game day experience.”

“Having this new tailgating experience will allow students to have the ‘big school’ game day feel while embracing what makes UD and the Newark community unique,” added Madisyn Steinberg, a junior Honors Program student and member of the University of Delaware Marching Band. “The Barn will offer the opportunity for all students to feel at home on game day.”

The Barn, whose name derives from the University’s roots as an agricultural school and connection with the Blue Hen mascot, will open four hours prior to kickoff and will host plenty of concession options that students may use Flex dollars (as well as other payment options) to purchase, along with stages for live music and a bar area where beer will be available for purchase (cash and credit only) for those of legal drinking age (valid ID is required for wristband).

The Barn map
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The Barn will be located northeast of Delaware Stadium in the area surrounding Bob Hannah Stadium.

New to the student experience this year will be an updated drop-off point for the game day shuttle, which will unload students at Sincock Lane and the baseball access road closest to The Barn. UD will also be providing a designated location for students to utilize rideshare services on game day. Rideshare service providers will pick up and drop off in The Nest parking lot, near the southeast entrance.

In addition, the student gate has changed so that it’s convenient for students to access the entrance from The Barn and shuttle drop-off points. All students can enter from the southeast corner and must have their UD ID to be scanned at the entry. The Cockpit seating section remains free and is open to all UD students.

Blue Hen Fridays will also be back this year on campus, but even bigger and better than ever. Blue Hen fans everywhere are encouraged to wear blue and gold every Friday this year.

For complete information on The Barn, visit the Cockpit webpage.

The Barn
Opening four hours before kickoff, The Barn will offer a variety of refreshment options, as well as live music. (Click to enlarge.)

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