November 12th - Tailgate and Football vs Yale

We're right next to the armory (south side of lot D)...look for orange balloons!

The PAAEC is excited to host its biennial tailgate as our Tigers take on the Bulldogs! Before heading to the game, join us for a spectacular brunch!

Please let us know if you're planning to attend ( 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 12
Tailgate Time:10:30am - 12:30pm
Tailgate Rates:

Dues-paying PAAEC members get a $10 discount (pay dues here)!
Save time on game day by purchasing your tailgate wristband online!
(Day-of sales will be cash only.)
Young Alumni ('04 and younger)
Current undergrads
for children under the age of 18
Prepay here!
Location:Parking Lot D (map here, or see below) Parking:$5/vehicle (collected by Yale. Student shuttles available from campus.) Kickoff Time:12:30pm Game Tickets:$8-$25; free for Yale graduate students (see below)

Underage drinking will not be permitted under any circumstances, including "parental permission." PAAEC will issue different wristbands to those 21 and over. In accordance with Yale Athletic Office and CT State Law, young attendees will be asked to show ID.

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). FYI- In past years the game-day ticket office at the Yale Bowl has been CASH ONLY. Premium Reserved Tickets are $15-25. General Admission $8-$10.


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 via Yale's athletics site, or in cash on game day at time of entry to Lot D ($5).

The Yale shuttle will be transporting to and from the Yale Bowl, if you prefer not to drive.

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.