The Youngstown State football program will host a contest for the "Best Tailgate Food" prior to the Annual Red-White Spring Game on Friday, April 13. The winner will be selected by a four-judge panel and will receive prizes to area restaurants as well as a pair of sideline passes to YSU's season opener Pittsburgh in September.
The cost for a tailgate parking pass is $15 along with the purchase of two game tickets which are $5 each. All tailgate lot passes must be purchased by Thursday, April 12.
The M-24 Tailgate Lot will open at 5 p.m. on April 13 and remain open until 7:30, just prior to the start of the game. Setting for the game will be on a first-come first-served basis only in the West Stands.
The judges to select the best food will be Jeff Crystal of Oveture Restaurant, Carm Cassese, former YSU equipment manager and owner of Cassese's MVR, Ronnie Quaranta from Caffee Capri and Leo DelGarbino of Leo's Ristorante in Howland.
The winner will receive gift cards to all four establishments.
From YSU, the winner will receive two sideline passes and transportation to the season-opener at Pittsburgh. That game at Heinz Field is slated to kickoff at 6 p.m.
All regular-season policies apply to Spring Game tailgating. Superior Beverage will be on site with Dom's Ice House.
For more information contact the YSU Athletic Ticket Office at (330) 941-1978.