We are very fortunate to have the caliber of student athletes attending NM State that we do, so we are happy to support them any way we can.
We started tailgating for the volleyball team when they were playing their matches at the Las Cruces High School gym, while the Pan Am complex was being remodeled, in 2006. A half dozen or so of us decided to bring a “brown bag” dinner and eat in the parking lot at the high school before the games to show support for the volleyball team.
The phenomenon grew from there. More Aggie fans joined us, and we decided to tailgate for the women’s basketball team as well. I’m happy to brag that we have had some tailgates with close to 100 Aggie fans. We also tailgate for the Softball and Soccer teams when the games are scheduled at a time that allows us to, (not all of the tailgaters are retired).
I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention that we have some very tasty food at our tailgates, and it’s just plain fun to get together and socialize with other Aggie fans.
Our tailgates are informal gatherings where everyone brings a covered dish to share. Anything from pizza, fried chicken, casseroles, salads, fruit, desserts, cookies – you name it, we love to try it! You’ll also need to bring a chair and something to drink.
Come and meet some wonderful Aggie fans and have a great time! And bring the kids too – we love having them hang out with us! Check out the SCHEDULE to see latest updates to the tailgating schedule.
Lady Aggie Tailgater Greg Owens