Vanderbilt Stadium

Welcome to Vanderbilt Stadium… home of Commodore football.

A Reminder to our Fans…

Since the increase in security at all public venues since the September 11 attacks, most sports stadiums , including Vanderbilt Stadium, now specifically prohibit backpacks and discourage other large bags and items. While the vast majority of our fans know and remember this policy, we had a few isolated instances before our first game in which someone had to return a backpack or bag to their car in order to gain admission. In order to prevent the inconvenience of returning prohibited items to your car, we encourage you to consider this policy when choosing the items that you bring into the stadium.

It is our goal to make your visit to our campus as pleasant and as safe as possible.

Directions | Code of Conduct | Stadium Policies | Heat-Related Illness Guide

Vanderbilt Stadium gates open two hours before kickoff of each home game.

Commodore Star Walk
One hour prior to kickoff, the Vanderbilt football team takes their final walk across the path of stars from McGugin Center into Vanderbilt Stadium. The Vanderbilt cheerleaders, the Spirit of Gold band, and fans form a tunnel to cheer on the Commodores as they enter the stadium.

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Entering Vanderbilt Stadium
You may enter the stadium through any gate, but for the quickest access to your seat, please enter at the appropriate gate.

Gate 1 - Sections A-D
Gate 2 - Sections E-K, Family Zone entrance, media entrance and suite level entrance
Gate 3 - Sections L-V, Family Zone entrance, (player guest entrance)
Gate 4 - Student Gate, Sections S-V

Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located at the Customer Service booth on the concourse near Section I. After the game, unclaimed items will be turned over to Vanderbilt’s Police Department for safekeeping. To contact VUPD, please call (615) 322-2745.

Wheelchair Seating
Wheelchair seating is available on the south end of the stadium from Sections H through M.

First Aid
Emergency medical personnel are located at the first aid stations near Sections P and G. For assistance in an emergency situation, please contact a security officer or an usher.


Code of Conduct

Commodore fans are widely known for their enthusiasm, team support, hospitality and sportsmanship. Our image is shaped not only by our student-athletes, coaches, students and faculty, but by our fans as well. Our goal is to create a first-class environment to lend support to our team while maintaining a safe and fun atmosphere for visiting fans as well.

Prohibited Behavior
Rowdy, threatening, or inconsiderate behavior such as standing in the aisles, portals or concourses, profane and abusive language, smoking in public areas, fighting, and drunkenness will not be tolerated and can result in ejection, arrest, and/or loss of season ticket privileges. Throwing of any objects in the stands, including paper and plastic cups will also be prohibited. Should you observe any of this disruptive behavior, please notify your nearest law enforcement officer.

NCAA policy prevents fans from entering the sideline area or field of play unless they are properly credentialed or accompanied by an authorized staff member. Violators are subject to arrest.

Individuals found violating any policies can be removed from the stadium. Non-students are subject to arrest and prosecution under applicable laws and state statutes.

Students involved in such activities or other disruptive behavior will also be subject to disciplinary action. Students enjoy the rights and privileges that accrue to membership in a university community and are subject to the responsibilities which accompany that membership.

The Vanderbilt Athletic Department reserves the right to remove the ticket holder from the premises if in the sole opinion of the security personnel his or her conduct endangers or disrupts the players, coaches, officials or fans.

Vanderbilt Athletics thanks you for your support.


Vanderbilt Stadium Policies


The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

No animals of any kind are permitted with the exception of service animals for impaired or disabled guests.

No banners or flags, except official banners, may be placed or carried during a game. Spirit banners must be approved by game management staff and must be in good taste. These banners must be approved four hours prior to the game.

Everyone must have a ticket, including infants.

Carry-In Items
Guests are not permitted to bring food/beverage containers into the stadium. Bottles, coolers, and containers of any kind are prohibited.

Guest Interference
Unauthorized persons entering the playing field will be dealt with by the police.

No items that produce loud noises (air horns, whistles, etc.) are allowed in accordance with SEC regulations.

The public address system is for emergency use only. In the event of an emergency, notify an usher or security officer.

Profanity will not be tolerated. Any guests using profanity will be asked to leave the premises.

Radios and TVs
Radios and TVs are allowed only if they do not interfere with other guests’ enjoyment of the game.

Smoking is allowed in designated uncovered areas only.

Throwing Items
Throwing items will not be tolerated.

No umbrellas are allowed in the stadium.

Video Recorders
Video recorders are prohibited.

No backpacks allowed inside stadium.

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Getting to Vanderbilt from Nashville International Airport
Take I-40 west to exit 209A. Turn left onto Broadway. Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue. Continue on West End and turn left on 25th Avenue. Stadium is on the right.

Allow approximately thirty minutes driving time from the airport to Vanderbilt University. If traffic is light, it will take less time.

Getting to Vanderbilt via the Interstates

From the north, take I-65 to I-40 west and then look for I-40 east to exit 209B. Turn right on Broadway. Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue. Continue on West End and turn left on 25th Avenue. Stadium is on the right.

From the east or south, take I-40 west to exit 209A. Turn left on Broadway. Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue. Continue on West End and turn left on 25th Avenue. Stadium is on the right.

From the west, take I-40 east to exit 209B. Turn right on Broadway (US 70S). Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue. Continue on West End and turn left on 25th Avenue. Stadium is on the right.

Vanderbilt is located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville and is approximately 4 hours from Atlanta, 3 hours from Birmingham, 2 1/2 hours from Knoxville, 3 hours from Louisville, and 3 hours from Memphis.


Heat-Related Illness Guide

In Tennessee, particularly in September, development of heat related problems are a common occurrence during football games at Vanderbilt Stadium. A high heat index increases the body temperature leading to significant sweating and fluid loss. Unless fluids are appropriately replaced, heat-related illness may occur. Fans with cardiac, respiratory or gastrointestinal problems are at higher risk for heat illness. Heat problems can usually be prevented by:

- Applying sunscreen 15-30 SPF
- Wearing a hat
- Wearing light, loose fitting clothes
- Drinking plenty of water or sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade
- Limiting alcohol intake

If you become hot, sweaty, fatigued and thirsty, you should get out of the sun immediately and begin to replenish your fluids. If these symptoms continue or you develop dizziness or muscle cramps, you should go to an aid station for further evaluation and treatment.

Other medical problems may occur during a game. Should you become ill and feel the need for medical attention during a game, Event Staff or Security Personnel can direct you to find the nearest aid station or they can summon Emergency Medical Personnel if you are too sick to be moved. If you have significant medical problems, please bring a list of your medications with you to the game in case you have to be seen in our aid stations.

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