Thursday, August 29

4:00 p.m.
Panther Fan Meet Up
Meet up with your fellow Panther fans in New Orleans before you head to the official Panther Fan Tailgate!
Location: Pelican Bar inside the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel located at 500 Canal Street. Look for the blue and gold balloons.

4:30 p.m.
Team Send-Off
The team will depart from the Sheraton New Orleans at 4:30 PM sharp, so join your fellow fans to give the Panthers a spirited 305 send-off as they depart for Yulman Stadium.
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Canal Street Door

4:45 p.m.
Panther Fan Tailgate Shuttle Service
Complimentary Tulane shuttle service from the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel to Tulane University, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Official Panther Fan Tailgate
Join us before kickoff at the Official Panther Fan Tailgate. Your registration includes delicious local cuisine, two drink tickets, and unlimited water/soda. Cash bar will also be available.
Location: Newcomb Quad  on Tulane’s campus, located at 6823 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans. For those arriving via ride share, arrive at the intersection of Newcomb Place and Willow Street.

7 p.m. CST
FIU @ Tulane Football Game (Game Ticket Sold Separately. Please call FIU Athletics at 305-348-7884 or click here to purchase your game ticket!)
Location: Yulman Stadium

Complimentary return shuttle service from Yulman Stadium to the Sheraton New Orleans. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Panther fans should proceed to Gate B, off the main plaza, to board the shuttle.

Please keep in mind some important details about the event:

  • You are encouraged to wear white FIU gear to support our Panthers. We will have a limited supply of white t-shirts available at the Panther Fan Tailgate for guests who need them.
  • Yulman Stadium at Tulane University enforces a strict clear bag policy. Please plan accordingly.
  • Complimentary, round-trip shuttle transportation will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis from the Sheraton New Orleans to Tulane University. The Tulane shuttle will depart after the game outside Yulman Stadium to return fans to the Sheraton New Orleans.
  • If you chose to ride share, upon entering the address of Tulane University (noted above), direct the driver to drop you off at the intersection of Newcomb Place and Willow Street. Then proceed to the visitor section of Newcomb Quad. 

For those guests parking a vehicle at Tulane University, parking passes must be purchased in advance online at

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For football game tickets, contact FIU Athletics at 305-FIU-GAME or

 Registration for this event has closed.