Cyclone Central Tailgates - Iowa State University Alumni Association

Cyclone Central Tailgates

Celebrate the Cyclones and show your pride! Cyclone Central Tailgates are hosted by the ISU Alumni Association before each home football game at Jack Trice Stadium. Admission is free to everyone.The ISU Alumni Center, 420 Beach Ave. (adjacent to Lots A2/A3) opens three hours prior to kickoff and closes 30 minutes prior to kickoff.

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Thank you to these generous sponsors who make Cyclone Central possible!
Campustown Spirit
Green Hills Retirement Community
Iowa State University Book Store
Northcrest Community

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Admission and Meals
All are welcome free of charge. Please note, however, that you must register in advance if you'd like to purchase a full meal ($15/ISUAA member and $20/nonmember, including tax and tip).
Children's meals are $8 for ages 4-10 and FREE for kids 3 and under.

Valentino’s will sell pizza by the slice ($3) on the Newlin Terrace and Olde Main will have an additional cash bar to cater to your beverage needs outside. (Remember, our alcohol license policy doesn’t allow you to bring your beverages into the Alumni Center or for you to take your purchased alcohol out of our building). So if you don’t want to register in advance, you’ll still have the option to purchase both food and drink on game day.

Cancellation Policy
In the event that you need to cancel your meal registration, please contact us at (877) 478-2586 by the RSVP deadline in order to get a full refund. Cancellations made after the RSVP deadline will not include refunds.

Reserved parking is NOT available for Cyclone Central. Standard event parking regulations will be enforced in all areas around Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum, including at the ISU Alumni Center.

A selection of ISU Alumni Collection merchandise will be available for purchase at each Cyclone Central, as well as a selection of items from the Iowa State University Bookstore.

Weather permitting, the Iowa State University Cyclone Football 'Varsity' Marching Band will perform its Step Show 80 minutes before each game's kickoff on the parking lot side of the ISU Alumni Center. Thank you to Northcrest Community for serving as the exclusive sponsor of this year's Step Show!

KASI Cyclone Tailgate Show
The KASI Cyclone Tailgate Show will broadcast LIVE from the Newlin Terrace every game.

2016 Cyclone Central Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 3
Northern Iowa



Saturday, Sept. 24
San Jose State



Saturday, Oct. 1



Saturday, Oct. 29
Kansas State


Thursday, Nov. 3



Saturday, Nov. 19
Texas Tech



Saturday, Nov. 26
West Virginia


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