November 10th - Tiger Tailgate and Football vs Yale

UPDATE: We are in the 2nd row of Lot D! Look for the orange balloons above the 30ft food-filled tent!

This years's helmet design
features an inversion of
the orange and black.
The PAAEC is excited to host its biennial tailgate; a bonfire is on the line as our Tigers (3-1 Ivy) take on the Bulldogs! Before heading to the game, join us for a spectacular brunch that will include salmon & cream cheese bagels, sandwiches (both pre-made subs/grinders and “build-your-own”), hamburgers, hotdogs, chili, cornbread, assorted cheeses, brownies, mimosas*, beer*, wine*, assorted soft drinks, juices, and bottled water.

Please let us know if you're planning to attend (; 917-612-4334) as even rough numbers will help us prepare. Also, please also inform us if you can help (a) prep (b) set up and/or (c) clean up. It's a big event and we appreciate any and all help! 

Date:Saturday, November 10
Party Time:10:30am - 11:55am
Location:Parking Lot D (see below)
Attire:Lots of orange!
Party Cost:$20 for adults; $10 for students*; children eat free
Parking Cost:$5 per vehicle (collected by Yale. Student shuttles available from campus; see below.)
Game Cost:$8-$20; free for Yale graduate students (see below)
RSVP:Gilles Carter '80 (gillescarter@yahoo.com917-612-4334)

*In accordance with Yale Athletic Office & CT State Law, young attendees will be carded and PAAEC wristbands will be issued to those 21 and over. Underage drinking will not be permitted under any circumstances, including "parental permission."

Please note that we hope to tailgate in close proximity with the famous Class of 1956, but their food and beverages ARE NOT part of the PAAEC tailgate. ("Hands off!")

Continue reading for information on tickets, parking, and directions!


Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone (203-432-1400), or bought at the ticket office (9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri). The last day for mailing tickets is the Monday prior (5th of November). FYI- In past years the game-day ticket office at the Yale Bowl has been CASH ONLY. 

Premium Reserved Tickets are $20. (Premium Reserved 12 & under are $10.) Side Reserved $10. General Admission $8. (For pricing trivia fans it is interesting to note that Yale charges $5 more for the Princeton game than Penn and Dartmouth). Please note: Online ticket orders incur a per-ticket fee plus a handling fee; phone orders only incur a handling fee; orders made in-person do not incur any fees. Also, a game-day promotion allows for a donation to the CT food bank of one turkey or $10 in non-perishable food to be exchanged for two general admission tickets.


The PAAEC Tailgate will be located in Lot D. Our exact location (aisle, etc.) will be determined that morning, and for those of you with smart phones or computer access, directions to the tent(s) will be posted ASAP at the top of this post. Gilles Carter’s cell phone (917-612-4334) may also be used to determine tent location. In the end, though, look for orange balloons and the PAAEC Banner. 

A full list of Yale tailgate rules can be found here. Parking lots open three hours prior to kickoff and all vehicles must depart the lots NO LATER than one  hour after the conclusion of the game. Parking permits can be purchased in advance, or on game day at time of entry to Lot D ($5).


The Yale shuttle will be transporting to and from the Yale Bowl with stops at Chapel/York and  Payne Whitney Gym from 8:30am-4pm.

Directions to Yale Bowl, 81 Central Avenue, New Haven CT (via Class of '56)
  • From Merritt and Wilbur Cross Parkways: Take Exit 57 (Route 34 East) directly to the Yale Fields, or take Exit 59 (Whalley Avenue) and follow Yale Bowl Signs to the Yale Fields. 
  • From I-95: Take Eastbound Exit 44 or Westbound Exit 45 to Route 10 and follow Yale Bowl signs. Or, take Exit 47 (Downtown) and follow Route 34 to the Yale Fields. 
  • From Downtown New Haven: Go north on Chapel Street, then turn left on Derby Avenue (Route34) to the fields. From I-91: Take Exit 1 (Downtown) and follow Route 34 to the Yale Fields.

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