How tailgating brings the Terps community together during football season


Football season is fast approaching, and with football season comes a fan favorite tradition — tailgating. This fall, millions of football fans will descend upon their team’s stadium hours before kickoff to take in the pregame festivities while enjoying their favorite foods, drinks and lawn games. That is no different at Maryland, where Saturdays see thousands don their jerseys and head to Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium to cheer on the Terrapins to victory. Perhaps no group takes more pride in their tailgate than Glenn Noble, Scott Weitz and Joel Pitt, who have been setting up their pregame function ahead of Terps games for over half a decade. "We get there as soon as they allow us to get in, which is typically five hours before kickoff," Noble said. "We average around 200 guests per week."