Alumni Territory Season Kickoff

Michigan is opening its 2017 football season in the AdvoCare Classic against Florida on Sept. 2. The Wolverines will take on the Gators at AT&T Stadium — the home of the Dallas Cowboys — in Arlington, Texas, at 2:30 p.m. CT. Leave the planning to us and enjoy a memorable Michigan weekend in Texas.


Be sure to join us for the Alumni Territory Season Kickoff Tailgate. As always, this year’s event will include tons of spirited entertainment, appearances by numerous University officials, games, and a host of fun for Wolverines, families, and fans of all ages.

Event Info

Tailgate Features

  • Buffet meal
  • Hosted bar (beer and wine)
  • DJ
  • Photo booth & face-painting
  • Giveaways
  • Tailgate games
  • Appearances by former Michigan and NFL Players: Jamar Adams, Steve Breaston, Morgan Trent, Ryan Mundy, and Jason Avant
  • Performance by the Michigan Marching Band and Cheer Team*
  • Available parking at an additional cost
  • And more…

*Tailgate features are subject to change

Ticket Info

  • Adult member: $100
  • Adult non-member: $120
  • Minor (under 21): $80

Note: Advance ticket sales for the tailgate have ended. Tailgate tickets will be available for purchase on game day at the Convention Center. Pre-paid parking passes are no longer available, parking will be available for purchase on game day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Alumni Events in Dallas-Fort Worth

Thursday, Aug. 31

  • Nickel and Rye: Happy hour 4-7 p.m. $5 burgers all night long. Live music starting at 7.
  • Houston Street Bar & Patio: Happy hour 3-8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 1

  • Nickel and Rye: Bell’s Brewery pint night — keep the glass! Happy hour 4-7 p.m. Live music starting at 7. Live DJ starting at 10.
  • Houston Street Bar & Patio: Happy hour 3-8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 3

  • Nickel and Rye: Opens for brunch on the patio at 10:30 a.m.
  • Houston Street Bar & Patio: Texas BBQ Lunch on the Rooftop, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (private Michigan party – advance registration required).
    • Let’s keep the Texas party going! Join us to celebrate the Wolverines’ efforts against the Gators with an authentic Texas BBQ lunch on the rooftop at Houston Street Bar & Patio in downtown Fort Worth. Food will be served from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The cost of the BBQ lunch is only $10 per person for Alumni Association members and $20 for non-members. To ensure a pleasant rooftop experience for all, capacity is limited and advance registration is required. Register now. If you don’t have tickets to the BBQ, you can still enjoy happy hour specials all day in the lower level of the bar.