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. Cyclone Central is also held on occasion for non-football athletics contests. Information will be posted here for those events as it becomes available.

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Location
The ISU Alumni Center is located at 420 Beach Ave. in Ames, overlooking the parking lots of A2 and A3 at the Iowa State Center. See a map of the location.

Hours
Cyclone Central for football opens three hours prior to kickoff and ends 30 minutes prior to kickoff unless otherwise specified. Check the football schedule at cyclones.com for the latest information about kickoff times. Hours for other (non-football) Cyclone Central events will be determined independently and posted on this Web page.

Admission and Meal Registration
All are welcome free of charge. Please note, however, that you must register in advance if you'd like to purchase a meal ($15/ISUAA member and $20/nonmember, including tax and tip).
Children's meals are $8. (Through Aug. 27 only, those who register for all seven meals will receive one FREE.)

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.

Parking
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.

Bar Service
Olde Main Brewing Co. will once again be providing bar service for all Cyclone Central events. Purchase Dinky Draws ($2/each), craft brew or domestic bottles ($3.50/each), Angry Orchard or Stella Artois ($4/each), wine ($5/each), mixed drinks ($5/each)*, Bloody Marys ($6/each)*, root beer, and other soft drinks as you please. You do not have to register for a meal in order to purchase items from the bar.

*Availability depends on time game is announced.

Merchandise
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 at three events this year: Sept. 14, Oct. 26, and Nov. 2.

Entertainment
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.

 

  

2014 Cyclone Central Schedule

 


 

Saturday, Aug. 30
North Dakota State
Kickoff: 11 a.m.
Cyclone Central: 8 a.m.

Caterer: Hy-Vee (View menu)
Come to the ISU Alumni Center and see all the "CyclONE City" Cy sculptures during the tailgate. There will also be a meet-and-greet with the NEW members of this year's men's basketball team from 9-10 a.m.
Register now!
Sponsor: University Book Store

 

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 6
Kansas State (Family Weekend)
Kickoff: 11 a.m.
Cyclone Central: 8 a.m.

Caterer: Valentino's (View menu)
The ISU women's basketball team will be signing autographs from 9-10 a.m. Come meet the Cyclones!
Register now!
Sponsors: University Book Store, Sam's Club and Green Hills Retirement Community

 

 

 


 

Saturday, Sept. 27
Baylor
Kickoff: 7:20 p.m.
Cyclone Central: 4 p.m.

Caterer: Valentino's (View menu)
Register now!
Sponsors: University Book Store and Green Hills Retirement Community

 

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 11
Toledo (Homecoming)
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.
Cyclone Central: 11:30 a.m.

(ISU Alumni Center doors open at 9 a.m.)
Caterer: Hickory Park (View menu)
Register now!
Sponsors: University Book Store, Green Hills Retirement Community and Publishing Concepts Inc.

 

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 1
Oklahoma
Kickoff: 11 a.m.
Cyclone Central: 8 a.m.

Caterer: Hy-Vee (View menu)
Register now!

 

 


 

Saturday, Nov. 22
Texas Tech
Kickoff: TBA
Cyclone Central: Three hours before kickoff

Caterer: Hickory Park (View menu)
Register now!
Sponsor: Green Hills Retirement Community

 

Saturday, Nov. 29
West Virginia
Kickoff: TBA
Cyclone Central: Three hours before kickoff

Caterer: Valentino's (View menu)
Register now!

 

*Please note that catering menus are subject to change depending upon game time.

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