I am trying to remember how strict NRG is on the “4 hours before kickoff” tailgating rule. Anybody with some insight on how early we can get in the parking lots to start setting up Friday? We are in blue.
last time I was there they didn’t open the gates until the 4 hour before mark.
See below that I found on the Advocare 2019 Kickoff web site; All lots except Platinum open four hours prior to kickoff
We strongly encourage fans to take advantage of tailgate opportunities at all of its college football games. We want all fans at NRG Stadium to have the finest tailgating experience possible, so we have established a few guidelines to make your tailgating party great:
◦All parking lots (unless otherwise noted) will open four hours prior to kickoff; Platinum Lot will open 5 hours prior to kickoff.
◦Parking is first-come, first-served for the first hour; saving spots will not be allowed. If you would like to tailgate near friends, please arrive together.
◦NRG Stadium entrance gates will open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
◦Tailgating will be limited to one 8’x 16’ space for each valid parking hangtag, and must not cross over into the drive lane designated by the blue lines down each aisle.
I think they are pretty strict on their timing, and they are also not shy about running you out of the lots after the game.
Lots at NRG open 4 hours prior to kickoff and you have to be out 1 hour after game ends.