Tailgating Guidelines for Home Football Games

Anyone planning on tailgating prior to home Thomson football games during the remainder of the 2023 season should take note of the guidelines listed below. Groups hoping to reserve a spot should contact McDuffie County School System Athletic Director Cecil Strong at 706-986-4055 by the Wednesday prior to each game. Spaces are limited and are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

  • Private tailgating is permitted in designated areas only and cannot be done for commercial purposes.
  • No commercial signage, advertising, promotional trailers and events, or giveaways—including food and promotional items—are allowed unless pre-approved in writing by administration. Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of the event.
  • Printed materials may not be distributed on site.
  • All cooking or barbecuing must be done in a grill or smoker. Open flames are not permitted.
  • Patrons are responsible for the safety of themselves and bystanders.
  • Patrons are responsible for disposing of trash.
  • Glass containers are prohibited.
  • Alcohol and drugs are prohibited. Coolers are subject to inspection.
  • No music after 7:00 p.m.
  • Sites must be vacated by 11:00 p.m.

These guidelines are in place to provide a safe environment for our students, staff, and fans. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.