Tailgating at the new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center and complex parking lot is permitted within a small area behind your personal vehicle. The automobile and tailgating set up cannot take up more than one parking spot. Grassy areas by the edges of the complex parking lots are also available for tailgating set up.


Storm Football fans can tailgate on a first-come, first-serve basis. We ask all individuals to adhere to the rules, regulations and policies below.

The possession and use of alcohol must be in compliance with all City of Sioux Falls ordinances or rules. Disruptive behavior, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and similar types of behavior can result in potential criminal prosecution and or loss of ticket privileges to attend Storm Football games.

Tailgate participants are asked to keep their tailgate set-ups contained to within their parking space. Driving lanes should be kept clear of all tailgate set-ups at all times to allow access for City Emergency and Premier Center vehicles.

No glass containers, hard liquor, kegs or group containers are permitted.

The building of temporary structures in-and-around your parking space is not permitted without written consent of the PREMIER Center management (SMG).

Tailgating will be suspended at the start of the game. Storm Fans are strongly encouraged to begin making arrangements to clean up their tailgate areas approximately 30 minutes prior to kickoff so that they may enjoy the pre-game festivities inside the PREMIER Center and show their support for the Storm Players when the starting lineups are announced.

No alcoholic consumption is allowed on city property outside of the PREMIER Center once the game starts.

The Storm Football organization does not permit tailgating fans to conduct commercial activities and or solicitation of other fans (which is defined as asking for donations, distributing literature of any kind to persons or placing on vehicles). Those fans in violation are subject to having their tickets revoked.

For larger recreational vehicles (RVs), please contact the PREMIER Center management office (605.367.7288) for parking instructions.

Fires built on the ground and or in an open fire pit are prohibited.

Please dispose of all trash and recyclable goods in designated receptacles located around the parking lot. The disposal of grease, hot coals, and or hazardous materials on the grounds is prohibited. Failure to properly dispose of or remove trash will result in a revocation of tailgating privileges for the remainder of the season.

The Sioux Falls Storm, Indoor Football League, Sponsors of the Storm Football Club, SMG, Denny Sanford Premier Center, and facilities located directly on site of the parking lot, are not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicles/materials/items/personal property, etc.

There will be no power available in any tailgate area. Generators are not recommended.

Any individual damaging city property will be responsible for the cost of repairs and subject to criminal prosecution.

Tailgating is prohibited in the PREMIUM North and PREMIUM South Lots. All tailgating is to be in the outer lots where room is more prevalent.


To enhance your Storm tailgate experience, we ask that you make every effort to be safe for you and those around you. This includes:

  • Drinking responsibly.
  • Picking up all trash around your tailgate.
  • Recycling applicable items.
  • Properly disposing of ashes and hot coals.
  • Being respectful by not disrupting other tailgates with loud or vulgar audio.


Pick a Safe Grilling Area
Place your grill on a flat, level surface so it won't tip over. Keep it away from overhangs and shrubbery that could be ignited by a sudden flareup or flying spark.

Position the grill in a well-ventilated location. Never barbecue inside tents or vehicles. Burning charcoal inside can kill you. It gives off carbon monoxide, which has no odor.

Keep children away from the grill when in use.

We recommend using only Match Light Instant Charcoal Briquets.

Handle Charcoal Carefully
Never add lighter fluid directly to hot coals to get a sluggish fire going again. The flame could travel up the stream of fluid and burn you.

Never use gasoline or kerosene to light a charcoal fire. Both can cause an explosion.

Do not close the lid until you are ready to cook. Doing so might put out the fire or cause a rush of flame when the lid is removed. Closing the lid prematurely also can prevent charcoal lighter fluid from completely burning away, giving food(s) a strange taste.

Coals are HOT. They can reach up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Use insulated, flame-retardant mitts when cooking or handling any part of the grill. Also, use long-handled tongs and utensils for safe handling of food and coals.

Putting Out The Fire
Place the cover on the grill, close the vents and allow the coals to burn out completely. Let the ashes cool and then dispose of them in a non-combustible container.

If you must dispose of coals before they've completely cooled, remove them individually with long-handled tongs and carefully bury them in a can of sand or in a bucket of water, or vice-versa. Steam from the briquets may burn you.

Storing Bags of Charcoal
Store your briquets in a cool, dry area of the basement or garage. When charcoal absorbs moisture it can be hard to light.

For instant-lighting charcoal, keep the bag tightly closed to prevent lighter fluid from evaporating.

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9AM-4PM, Fridays of Game Weeks Only 9AM-5PM