Lancer Tailgate

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Fantle Memorial Park | 10:00 a.m. | Every Home Gameday

Lancer fans of all ages are invited to join the Mount Marty community for a family-friendly tailgate event prior to each home game this fall. Each Lancer tailgate will feature different activities and entertainment for all to enjoy. 

What is there to do?

We have so much planned to make tailgate the highlight of your week! Here are just some of the things you can do every single week...

  • Set up a spot in the park or by your vehicle with a grill, table, chairs, games or whatever else you think will help you celebrate your Lancer pride! Check out our tailgate map!
  • Listen to some music courtesy of KYNT Radio and Riverfront Broadcasting.
  • Check out the GAME ZONE featuring giant Jenga, connect 4, cornhole and more -- thanks to Kopetsky's ACE for providing these games for every tailgate!
  • Grill your favorite tailgate foods or grab something from onsite local food trucks during select home games.
  • Throw around a football in the wide-open space of the park.
  • And more! 

2022 Season Home Games

September 17 vs Midland University

TailGate Sponsored by ASTEC

  • GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Alumni Tailgate Event! Graduates of the last decade can check in at the alumni tent for a special gift!
  • Local Brewery: Backspace Brewing will be selling their Lancer Lager and other craft beers.
  • Food Truck available.
  • Music provided by KYNT

Friday, October 7 vs Dordt University


Tailgate Sponsored by first dakota national bank and yankton thrive

  • Special giveaways and promotions from First Dakota National Bank - celebrating their 150th anniversary!
  • Manufacturing Week Celebration by Yankton Thrive.
  • Local Brewery: Ben's Brewing will be on-site selling their own craft beers and more.
  • Up in Smoke BBQ Food Truck will be serving great food all night.
  • Music provided by KYNT.

October 22 vs Morningside University

  • Come to Memorial Park and enjoy a great fall game day experience!
  • Local Brewery: Ben's Brewing will be there with their craft beers and more for sale.
  • Music provided by KYNT.

October 29 vs Doane University

Lancer Days Homecoming Tailgate - sponsored by Hy-vee of yankton

  • Lancer Days Parade before tailgate in Yankton's Meridian District.
  • Local Brewery: Backspace Brewing will be selling their Lancer Lager and other craft beers.
  • Music provided by KYNT.
  • To see what other activities there are for homecoming and alumni weekend, click here

November 12 vs University of Jamestown

  • Your last chance to enjoy a Lancer tailgate for the regular season!
  • Music provided by KYNT.
  • Local Brewery: Ben's Brewing will be helping us close out the regular season and have their beers for sale at the park.

FAQ and Links You're Looking For

If you aren't rocking blue and gold on gameday, you're really going to be missing out! 

Lancer Locker is Mount Marty's spirit store, featuring MMU and Lancer apparel and gifts for our biggest superfans.

Shop Lancer Locker

Our tailgaters have a couple of options for tailgate setup! 

Check out a map and learn more about the facilities at Fantle Memorial Park

Tailgate At your vehicle:

To tailgate out of your vehicle, park at the south side of the park. While your grill, chairs, tents and games can go up on the grassy area nearby, vehicles must remain in designated paved areas.

Tailgate In the Grass:

Want to be closer to the rest of the tailgate action? Grab a spot on the grass to build your ideal setup! Tents, grills, games, tables and more are all welcome. 

Tailgate At the Stadium:

While all of Mount Marty's tailgate action is taking place at Memorial Park, a short distance away from Crane-Youngworth Stadium, we understand that some would prefer to head straight to the stadium. If this is your choice, please note that tents and alcohol are not allowed on stadium property. 

Learn more about Crane-Youngworth, Home of Lancer Football!

As a member of the Lancer Club, you are helping build Lancer athletic programming and providing our students with additional scholarship opportunities. 

Lancer Club members get some incredible benefits, including free football tickets at some tier levels.

Learn More About Lancer Club

Have you had a chance to meet the Lancers? 

Learn More about Lancer Football

We want Lancer fans to have the best time tailgating, so we hope to see you showing up with everything you need for a great time on gameday! Here are some things you can (and can't) bring...

  • Alcohol is allowed at Fantle Memorial Park (where we are tailgating), however it is not allowed on Crane-Youngworth stadium property.
  • Tents, grills, chairs, games, flags and other tailgate staples are all welcome on the grass at Lancer Tailgate! You can also have them in the parking area at the south end of the park. Vehicles must remain in designated paved areas.
  • Tobacco products are not allowed at Lancer Tailgate.

Thank you to our sponsors!