Tailgating death changes Yale's rules

Tailgating death changes Yale's rules

Published Jan. 20, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Yale University has tightened its policy on tailgating after a Massachusetts woman was killed and two others injured when a truck drove through a tailgating area at the Harvard-Yale football game in November.

Yale officials say kegs will no longer be permitted at university athletic events or functions. They say the policy is consistent with practices at many other universities, including Princeton and Harvard.

Yale also says oversized vehicles, such as box trucks or large commercial vehicles, won't be allowed in university lots at athletic events unless driven by a preapproved authorized vendor. Student tailgating will end at kickoff, and all students and guests will be required to leave the student tailgating area.

A new vehicle-free area for student tailgating will be created.


The deadly crash is still under investigation.