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What is Psychogate?

Psychogate is the longest running, biggest and best fan-run tailgate on campus. We have satellite TV, a Fireball shot machine and most importantly lots of great USC football fans! It's organized by one of USC's most diehard and well known fans, USC Psycho

Psychogate is run by fans, for fans and it's all about the Trojan Family. It's where you can go on any game day to tailgate with fellow Trojans. All are welcome! Just bring a good attitude and something to share!

Opposing teams' fans are always welcome at Psychogate! If you are visiting USC please feel free to join us and we'll show you some genuine Trojan hospitality. We just ask that if you plan to make Psychogate your gameday destination that you make a contribution to the tailgate (see Gameday Contributions below).

Hosting tailgates isn't free. There are many expenses and fees associated with hosting this event for every homegame. If you are enjoying yourself at Psychogate please pitch in a few bucks to help cover expenses.


Where is Psychogate?

The tailgate is on the strip of grass in the middle of Trousdale, in front of Bovard Auditorium and about 150 feet north of Tommy Trojan. If you start at Tommy Trojan walk north to the flag poles. Then continue north to the first lamp post past the flag poles. You will find us right by this lamp post.

For some games the tailgate may be moved due to USC events. If you have any trouble finding the tailgate on game day, check @USCPsycho and @Psychogate for information.

If you are attending USC road games there is almost always a tailgate you can join! Details vary from game to game so follow @USCPsycho for tailgate info on gameday.


When is Psychogate?

Psychogate always starts six hours before kickoff but never before 8:00 a.m.


Psychogate Code

All fans are welcome to join the tailgate! Yes, that includes opposing fans too! Good sportsmanship is expected from EVERYONE or you’ll be asked to leave. Psychogate is about having a good time with good people. If you want to trash talk, do it somewhere else. No exceptions!

No smoking/vaping of any kind is allowed at Psychogate.


Gameday Contributions

We ask all attendees to support Psychogate by bringing something to share. If you aren't sure what to bring you can check #PsychoGate and @psychogate for the up-to-the-minute news and to see if there’s anything we are in urgent need of. Fireball Whisky and Jagermeister are Psychogate staples and are always a safe bet. So is beer bring your favorite brand and some extra to share.

Ice Chests and Chairs

Due to vehicle limitations we are not providing as many coolers and chairs as in years past. If you have a cooler we can use, bring it. If you have chairs, bring them.


We never seem to have enough ice. Ice is always a welcome contribution. And it's cheap too!

Booze, Drinks and Mixers

Bring your favorite drink and some to share. We welcome non-alcoholic contributions too, like water, soda, energy drinks and juice!

Grill (Only available for games starting after 3:00 p.m.)

You are welcome to bring food to cook on the grill but if your food needs to be kept cold please bring your own cooler. No raw food is to be placed in coolers with drinks under any circumstances (if we find your raw food in our coolers it will be disposed without warning). We may have someone manning the grill or you may have to grill your own food. Please share the grill and treat the grill with respect so that we can all enjoy it for many years.


Bring your favorite tailgate recipe, chips, dips, salsa, guacamole, nuts, veggie trays, sandwiches, pizza, cupcakes, whatever. Bring it. We'll eat it.

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