Army vs GSU Tailgate Party – 2021 – Save the Date

Army comes back to Atlanta to play Georgia State in 2021.

WPSA Members:

The WPSA Army/GSU Tailgate on September 4th is completely sold out. The venue is currently at capacity.

We thank our members for their support and for their interest. Looking forward to kicking off the season with an Army win!

Updated August 18 2021

Please note details below on COVID update, Game/Parking Tickets, and Tailgate Details:
COVID Tailgate Update
Due to the spike in COVID cases, please note that the following measures are being taken to help make the tailgate safer for all guests:
  • Masks are now required by the venue unless you’re actively eating or drinking.
  • The event will be spread across indoor/outdoor patio sections with seats available a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For those outdoors, note that there is no overhead cover, and this is a rain-or-shine, no refunds event, so please be prepared for any inclement weather if you wind up seated outside.
  • Finally, we are capping attendance at 325 guests. We have currently sold close to 250 tickets, so ensure you purchase before we run out of space!

Pre-Game Event – WPSA is holding an indoor tailgate to kick off Army’s 2021 season!

WPSA will be buying out Wood’s Chapel BBQ, which is roughly 5 minutes walking distance to the stadium, to hold a pre-game event on game day. This will be in lieu of a traditional outdoor tailgate. This will be an indoor and outdoor venue.

Buy your tickets at this link!

Limited capacity – buy today before prices increase & tickets sell out!

• Wood’s Chapel BBQ (85 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312; Phone: 404-522-3000)
• Less than a five minute walk from the stadium! (Directions here – open in browser)
• The event will be primarily held in an outdoor patio about 5 minutes away from GSU stadium. There is no overhead cover, so please dress accordingly for inclement weather!


Wood’s Chapel will offer a breakfast menu consisting of the following:

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • House-made breakfast sausage
  • Skillet potatoes
  • Cheese Grits
  • Fruit Platter
  • Southern Style Biscuits and Gravy
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages (Coffee, OJ, Sweet/Unsweet tea, Soft drinks)
  • Cash bar for alcoholic beverages.

• Doors open September 4th at 9:30 AM; close at kickoff (12PM)

Indoor tailgate tickets
• Tickets available for purchase from WPSA at this link
• General Admission Price: $45 // Children 6-12: $25 // Children Under 6: Free

For those wondering why we aren’t able to hold an outdoor event like we did in 2019, GSU is not able to provide space for a tailgate due to heavy construction around the stadium, which is severely limiting parking lot availability. WPSA also explored the possibility of holding a tailgate elsewhere in Atlanta, however this was not feasible due to both cost and time prohibitive permitting requirements from the City of Atlanta, which were further exacerbated by COVID-19 limitations.

Note: If you were planning to hold an independent tailgate this year, we strongly recommend that you contact GSU to see if your event is feasible given the space limitations that exist around the stadium.

Game Tickets & Parking:
  • Game tickets will be available for purchase from GSU on Monday, August 16th. They will be priced at $45/each and can be purchased directly from GSU’s website
  • Parking Tickets will be priced at $20 per space in the Orange Lot. WPSA will send out a link to membership that allows guests to purchase directly from GSU.

Thanks for your patience this year. We are looking forward to seeing you at Wood’s Chapel and kicking off the season with an Army win!

Go Army!

West Point Society of Atlanta Board of Governors

Updated on August 18, 2021

Army – GA State Football Tailgate + Tickets + Parking + Hotel

Army Football is visiting Atlanta to Beat the Hell out of the Georgia State Panthers!

We are hosting a tailgate + we secured discounted game tickets + we have parking passes + we have a designated hotel with a group rate.  Each item (tailgate, football tickets, parking pass, and hotel) must be reserved individually. Join us!

Saturday, 19 October 2019
Tailgate from 2:30pm through 6:45pm

Game time is 7pm

Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field)
Blue Parking Lot

Tailgate Pricing:

$75 for adults/$35 per kids ages 5-12

UPDATE: As of Friday, Oct 4- No more tailgate tickets and parking passes available.

We have received enormous response for the tailgate an we expect ~2,000 people at the tailgate alone, including the Superintendet, Rabble Rousers, and West Point spirit band. GSU’s recent victory over Tennessee saw our tailgate sales increase even more.  We are on track for this to be the largest event in WPSA’s 54 year-old history! 

Bill Crawford, ’80, an Army Athletics Radio show host will be our Front Man / DJ for the tailgate.

Link to RSVP Tailgate:
Click Here

Please consider Reserving tickets early to help us gauge attendance. We will have entertainment, latrines, BBQ, and beer at the tailgate along with tents.

Print out your email confirmation for tailgate entry.
Sorry, no refunds.

Ramada Plaza Hotel
Less than 5 min walk to Tailgate and Stadium
450 Capitol Avenue; Atlanta, GA 30312
Group Rate: $115 + taxes per night
with $8 overnight parking (normal rate is $20/night)
Call to Reserve: 877-258-8838
Mention West Point Society of ATL group rate
Code:  WPSA2019
Need help with Reservations, email
Jordan Young:


Football Game Tickets
How to purchase Football Game Tickets:

Recommend purchase by calling diretly. Children 10 and under receive free admission, but still need to get a ticket.

1) Call GSU Ticket Office 404-413-4173
Ask for Gabrielle or GSU Football Tickets
FYI – they are at lunch from 12-1pm
Most sideline seats are gone. Grad seats are at South End-zone.
2) Or Purchase online at GSU PORTAL: Click Here
* Requires Flash on browser
*Discount Promo Code no longer valid, sorry!
Game + Tailgate Parking
$15 if purchased in advance from WPSA
$20 on game day cash only
UPDATE: As of Friday, Oct 4- No more tailgate tickets and parking passes available.
Link to Purchase Parking Pass: Click Here
* Passes will be emailed within 2 weeks of purchase.
*Parking lot opens at 7am on game day for pre-purchased passes.
*Otherwise, parking lot will open 4 hours prior for general parking at $20 cash.

For additional questions, please contact:
Samir Patel, ’08;; 404-723-8410

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“Beat Georgia State” Party- Benny Havens hosted by Classes of 82, 83, and 84

The Classes of 1982, ’83 and ’84 invite you to:
Benny Havens Hour
prior to the Army GSU Tailgate on
Friday, 18 Oct

RSVP: Click Here

Other notes:
McCray’s Tavern – Midtown Atlanta
1163 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
$40 per person for Venue and Bar Food Buffet. Cash bar
POC: Joe Gruchacz ’83 —

Sorry, additional tailgate tickets are not available and are sold out.
Please call Georgia State for a parking pass in Orange or Gold Lot (Blue Lot sold out). 404-413-4173 or 404-413-4020.

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