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Located on along Natchez Trace between Jess Neely and Children’s Way


Vandyville tailgating opens 4 hours prior to kick off and closes at halftime.
Vandyville entertainment (live music, food trucks) begins 2 hours prior to kick off and ends at the start of the game.
Reserve a Tailgating Tent
Looking for a spot in Vandyville? Contact REVELXP.

Purchase Commodore football tickets by calling 615.322.4653 or online.

Kids Zone

The Max Nance Kids’ Zone is located at the outdoor track and field complex, conveniently located off Natchez Trace. Opens two hours prior to kickoff, and all activities are free (inflatables, face painter, balloon artist, etc). It closes at kick off.

We’ve added live music and food trucks to the Vandyville experience.

    • Puckett’s Stage: Located on Dudley Court, just off Natchez Trace, Vandyville’s main stage will feature live music beginning two hours prior to kick off. Here you’ll also find food trucks, common seating and a videoboard to catch key college football action.
    • Black and Gold Stage: Located at the corner of Natchez Trace and Jess Neely Drive, this stage will feature live music as you make your way to Star Walk, the stadium gates, or in between tailgates.
    • Pregame Tailgate Radio Show: hosted by Kevin Ingram and Norman Jordan. NEW in 2022: the pregame radio show will be located in the Kids’ Zone.


The Vanderbilt Bookstore will set up a pop-up shop located in Vandyville on Natchez Trace for all home games. 

Merchandise will also be available for sale inside the stadium.

You can also visit the bookstore in person at 2501 West End Avenue.

Fire Safety in Vandyville
In an effort to make Vandyville compliant with all fire safety codes, there will be some reconfiguration of tents on Natchez Trace to create fire breaks between tents. Per the Vanderbilt University fire safety guidelines, the use of open flame fire pits is no longer permitted during all tailgate activities — this includes Vandyville. We are working with fire safety officials to make your pregame tailgating a safe and enjoyable experience. Please use these guidelines for Vandyville this season.

– The grill or cooking device shall be used on level ground.
– The grill or cooking device shall not be used under a tent or membrane structure.
– All manufacturer guidelines must be followed at all times.
– Each tent is responsible for having a means to extinguish fire readily available at all times (this includes a grease fire, gas, charcoal or wood fire).

If you have questions, please contact Jessamyn Davis in the Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety at