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NC State has some of the greatest fans in the world, whether they are pulling for one of the Wolfpack teams, or just showing their love of their alma mater and what it represents. Being a Wolfpack fan changes you for life and brings with it lifetime memories of games, events, and hallowed places. To support the love of everything NC State, several activities are worth noting:

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NC State Tailgate Championship

Carter-Finley Stadium, Home of the Wolfpack, has a capacity of 57,583, has over 12,000 parking spaces and ranks 33rd in the nation in attendance. It has one of the most avid fan bases in the nation.

The NC State Tailgate Championship at Carter-Finley Stadium is a joint effort by NC State Athletics, NC State Campus Enterprises, NC State Alumni Association, Wolfpack Sports Properties, and The Licensing Resource Group. Our mission is to promote fan support of Wolfpack football and to improve game day enjoyment for all.

It’s a season-long competition that selects finalists for their Wolfpack Pride, responsible tailgating, and overall tailgating experience.  Each home game, the event judges drive golf carts around the permit parking lots at Carter-Finley Stadium and choose the best examples of Wolfpack Spirit! Judges use score sheets to award points based on predetermined criteria in five categories: 1) Apparel Category  2) Setup Category 3) Vehicle Category 4) Food & Table Category 5) Overall Atmosphere.  Each of the game day winning tailgates are then entered into a post season runoff in which a season tailgate champion team is crowned.   Check it out at

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Wear Red on Friday!

Initially a student government led effort,  Red Fridays also extend to faculty, staff, alumni, and fans. Show your support of NC State at school,work, or play on Fridays and wear your NC State apparel proudly. This fall in Raleigh, area restaurants will be providing discounts for fans wearing their apparel to dine. Check back for details.