Originally Posted by eriadoc
Be advised that you will need to procure a tailgating ticket to be there too much in advance.
You don't need a tailgate ticket unless you're planning on hanging around in the parking lots during the game. A game ticket is all you need to get on the property. Unless you are parking, then you'd need a parking pass.
Most of the tailgating begins 4 hours prior, but folks walking in aren't allowed to do so until 3 1/2 hours prior. At least that's the policy. So if it's a noon game and you take the rail, they are not supposed to let you walk in until 8:30.
Platinum lot tailgates 5 hours prior, but that's a pretty good hike from where the rail lets you out. Well, not once you're in since it's next the the stadium, but they'll make you walk around the property as opposed to through it if you get there before 8:30.
You're more than welcome to swing by our camp for a beer and whatever we're grilling, but you'd need a taxi to get to us over in the Yellow lot.
So, any time after 8:30 (for a noon game), to answer your question.