Mercer Welcomes Alumni, Community to Season-Opening Tailgate on Saturday

Mercer Gameday

MACON – Mercer University invites alumni and community friends to the Macon campus this Saturday for the President’s All-University Tailgate on Black Field, adjacent to Five Star Stadium, in advance of the football team’s home opener versus Austin Peay State University.

“This weekend promises to feature our largest tailgate since Mercer’s football program restarted in 2013,” said Jill Kinsella, associate vice president for alumni services. “We have a large population of alumni living here in the Middle Georgia area, and Mercer football Saturday is a great opportunity for them to gather on the campus for fun with their families and friends.”

The President’s All-University Tailgate will take place Sept. 14 from 3-6 p.m. and feature an upscale hot dog bar with fixings, access to the new Macon Beer Company Bear Garden, inflatables in the Kid Zone and live musical acts through the Ford Concert Series.

Guests are asked to pre-register, but walk-ups will be accommodated while supplies last. Visit for details and registration for the tailgate, as well as complete information on gameday festivities.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. as the Bears look to pick up their third consecutive win to start the season.