The community is invited to partake in pregame tailgating for home football games and other athletic events held at Cardinal Stadium.

The Cardinal Stadium parking lot is restricted to event parking only. However, Melissa ISD has designated an official tailgating area as shown in the map.

  • The official tailgating area is the front parking lot at the Sixth Grade Center, located east of Cardinal Drive. The tailgating area begins south of Harrison Street and extends to the end of the school carpool lane, located just south of the Competition Gym.

  • The community may begin tailgating no earlier than 5:30 p.m.

  • Questions regarding tailgating can be directed to Duke Sparks, Director of Community Partnerships and Athletic Operations, at dsparks@melissaisd.org or 972-837-2411.

Tailgating Map