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Fall is here, which only means one thing for most, football, football, football! Vanderbilt fans are getting amped up and there is no time to delay on grabbing your tickets to one of Nashville’s collegiate team games.


Hotels Near Vanderbilt Stadium

If you’re planning to attend a Vanderbilt game, you’re likely going to want to spend the weekend in Nashville. Save a little money and stay at Uptown Suites Extended Stay Nashville TN – Smyrna, where you’ll oftentimes pay less for a week-long stay than you would for one night at a standard downtown hotel. Uptown Suites also not only offers comfortable apartment-style suites, but you’ll also have access to a 24-hour gym, Free WiFi, and a in-room kitchen equipped with a microwave, stove, and full-size refrigerator for your game day snacks!


Tailgating at Vanderbilt Stadium

Tailgating is allowed within the Vanderbilt stadium parking lots however, there are some policies you must follow while participating in pre-game activities:

  • Dispose of charcoal from charcoal grills and trash properly
  • No kegs allowed
  • No trailers allowed
  • Fire pits are prohibited


Vanderbilt Stadium Policies

Vanderbilt also asks that you kindly abide by its other policies for the safety of its players and guests which are as follows:

  • Only clear plastic bags that do not exceed 12”x6”x12” are allowed within the stadium
  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5”x6.5” are allowed within the stadium
  • No animals with the exception of service animals are allowed
  • Unauthorized banners, signs, and flags are prohibited
  • No food/beverages permitted within the stadium with exception of an empty/disposable water bottle to refill
  • Air horns, whistles, and other noisemakers are prohibited
  • Seat cushions must be no larger than 16”x16”
  • No smoking is allowed within the stadium
  • Umbrellas are prohibited


Other Things To Do in Nashville

The Parthenon

If you can’t make the trip to Greece, this full-size replica of the Greek architecture is the next best thing! At the center of Centennial Park in Nashville, you can find the Parthenon. Sit on the grass, enjoy a picnic, and admire its beauty or take a guided tour of the art museum within. The Parthenon is open Tuesday-Saturday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Sunday, from 12:30-4:30 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children 4-17 years of age.


Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Just a short drive from downtown Nashville you’ll find the Nashville Zoo. It’s home to over 6,000 animals and offers a day of fun for all on its 188 acres. They offer backstage passes with private tours and up-close-and-personal animal experiences, or you can leisurely walk the zoo on your own and visit each of its exhibits and animal residents. Nashville Zoo is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and tickets are usually $17 per person and offer a $1 discount for military families. 


Music Row

There is nothing more iconic than the music that’s been born from Nashville, that’s what makes Music Row and must-stop while in town. You can stop in and check out the from two iconic places on Music row: the Country Music Hall of Fame or Historic RCA Studio B, where legends like Elvis Presley and countless others made a name of themselves.