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The Great Basketball Tailgate debuts February 18th

FRESNO, Calif. – The Great Basketball Tailgate will take place on Feb. 18 in the parking lots north of the Save Mart Center to kick off a full day of Bulldog Basketball.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT, the Red Wave will get their first-ever tailgating opportunity at the Save Mart Center with 'The Biggest Party in the Valley' taking over Lots 1, 2 and 3 before the Fresno State men's basketball team tips off against Colorado State.

The Fresno State women's basketball team will then take on Nevada at 4:30 p.m. PT to complete the doubleheader.

Individuals can purchase a special game and tailgate package for $50, which includes four tickets, good for both the men's and women's games that afternoon, and a tailgate parking spot. Click Here to Purchase Now

Group tailgating opportunities are also available, with tent and ticket packages for 40 fans. For more information on the group tailgating package, please contact Aaron Johnson at 559-278-1688 or request more information here.

Season ticket holders with season parking passes will receive a free tailgate spot, while season ticket holders without season parking passes will have the opportunity to purchase a $10 tailgate parking spot.

Fresno State will also be honoring basketball alumni that day, open to alumni of all ages. The 1981-1983 men's basketball teams will be highlighted as guests of honor.

The 1981-82 Fresno State men's basketball team owns the program's best overall record (27-3), reaching the Sweet Sixteen of the 1982 NCAA Tournament and won the Pacific Coast Athletic Association championship, finishing 13-1 in PCAA play.

The 1982-83 Fresno State men's basketball team won the 1983 NIT Championship, with this season marking the 40th anniversary of the program's first postseason championship. The 1982-83 team finished the memorable season with a 25-10 record, winning 12 of its last 13 games with the Red Wave taking over New York City and Madison Square Garden for the NIT Finals.

Save Mart Center Tailgating Rules: No open flame, no glass and the tailgate ends at 2 p.m. PT.