WHERE TO PREGAME
Pre-game eateries and watering holes surround TCU. Along University Drive, you can find a burger at Dutch’s, named for legendary Frog coach Dutch Meyer (and if you don’t want meat, try the Portabello Veggie Burger and ask them to add goat cheese - trust me here).
The shopping center also offers pizza, wings, and more, and you’ll find lots of other options as you go east down Berry Street. If you’re dealing with an 11:00 a.m. kickoff, the Ol’ South Pancake House near I-30 and University is legendary, and the original Fuzzy’s Taco Shop by campus serves breakfast all day.
Joe T. Garcia’s on the North Side is a big spot for alumni before and after the game, and their tables typically sport purple and white tablecloths.
TCU also offers a tailgating aid of sorts. It’s called Frog Alley. Located on the east side of the stadium, Frog Alley provides food, drink, entertainment and family-oriented activities to keep you busy starting three hours before the game. Two-and-a-half hours before kickoff, the home team walks to the field past Schollmaier Arena, a tradition called the Frog Walk. Ninty minutes later, the Frog band marches through.
We should note that construction activities are ongoing at that part of the facility, so be mindful of off-limits areas and don’t bump into a bulldozer if you can help it. They expect to have the additions finished by next season.
HOW TO GET THERE
If you don’t have a reserved parking spot, shuttles run from several nearby churches and Paschal High School. You might also consider the Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s regular bus service to the area. A designated ridesharing is also located at the intersection of Wabash & McPherson.
The Amon Carter gates open two hours prior to the start of the game. Once inside, be aware that there’s a guest services booth by Section 102 if you need any help. First aid stations are located by Sections 102 and 125.
HOW TO DRESS
How should you dress? Well, you can never go wrong with something purple (or purple accents), and many of the Fort Worth boutiques sell insta-worthy outfits great for gameday (Maven and Beehive come to mind). Keep in mind that Frog fans are encouraged to wear the same color for each game - so you might need to buy a few options, just to be safe, of course:
Sept. 1: Purple
Sept. 29: White
Oct. 11: Black
Oct. 20: Purple
Nov. 3: east side Purple, west side White
Nov. 24: Purple
Make sure you sing Riff Ram (the lyrics aren’t difficult - you’ll pick it up quickly, mostly individual syllables). and keep your eye on the scoreboard for a well-known Frog to end the video version with the traditional “Give ‘em hell, TCU.” Other than that, wear purple and watch the game – the Frogs are nationally ranked again this year.
This post provided a quick overview, but the Frogs have a page on their athletics website dedicated to helping you navigate gameday activities at gameday.gofrogs.com.
Main PC: TCU Athletics Media Relations.