Following an inaugural season that often saw Memory Mall’s prime tailgating spaces get snapped up within minutes, UCF students and alumni will have exclusive access to even more spaces this year.

Knights on the Mall will feature approximately 330 spaces this season, an increase from about 250 in 2015. There will be more spaces in all three sections of Memory Mall – the alumni section closest to CFE Arena and the two other sections open to students.

In response to student and alumni feedback from last season, registration will open at 6 p.m. on the Sunday before each home game.

For UCF’s Sept. 3 home opener against South Carolina State, reservations will open at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Spaces are reserved for free online on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tailgating activities for the UCF-South Carolina State game will begin at noon, and fans with reserved spots on Memory Mall can check in starting at 11 a.m. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Students and alumni can select their tailgating spaces for free. The person who makes the reservation must be the one to check in for the group on game day.

The Student Government Association and the university have worked together, with support from the UCF Alumni Association and UCF Athletics, to develop and enhance the new tailgating experience. Fans no longer have to arrive several hours before tailgating begins to land a coveted spot on Memory Mall.

Below are a handful of key questions and answers about the changes:

Can I set up my account before reservations open?

Reserving spaces will require a quick process to set up a user account on the site. To ensure the fastest access to tailgating spaces once reservations go live, it is recommended that students and alumni set up their accounts before Sunday evening. The same account can be used to make reservations for future games.

To establish an account, go to

Can I reserve spaces for the entire season?

Reservations for each game must be made separately.

How will reservations work for the Family Weekend game?

Reservations for UCF’s second home game, Sept. 17 against Maryland, will open to alumni and students at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.

Can students and alumni sign up for specific spaces?

Yes. They can select a space from the map on the registration website.

What else is new on Memory Mall this season?

Large water coolers purchased by the Student Government Association will be set up throughout Memory Mall and refilled throughout the day for fans to use for free.

What does my reservation include?

It guarantees a designated tailgating spot on game day. Fans must provide their own tailgating gear. Student reservations include a complimentary parking pass for Garage H provided by the Student Government Association.

How late can I check in if I have a reserved space?

Fans with tailgating spots must check in no later than three hours before kickoff.

Will I be able to register for a space on game day?

Unreserved spaces (if any) will be available to students and alumni starting at check-in time – 11 a.m. for the South Carolina State game. Those interested should go to any of the three check-in tables set up on Memory Mall. Additional spaces may become available starting three hours before kickoff if some fans with tailgating spots have not checked in.

Where can fans who do not have reservations tailgate?

They can set up their gear in any other allowed areas on campus except for Memory Mall. All fans are still welcome to enjoy the food trucks and other activities on Memory Mall.

Where can I go for more information?

Visit the Knights on the Mall website for a more detailed list of frequently asked questions. Follow Knights on the Mall on Twitter or Facebook.