Are You Ready?July 28, 2015

TKETent Tailgate Location Map
Your USC Trojans return to the gridiron on Saturday, September 5 with a Pac-12 Championship and a College Football Playoff birth in their sights. We have a lot to be excited about: #1ranked recruiting class in the nation, 19 players on the major award watch list, and an extra home game to watch it all come together.

The TKE Tent will be returning to EXPO Grass East (right in front of the Rose Garden), only steps away from the EXPO Park/USC Metro line stop. We’re upping our game with more craft beer, more food trucks (including IN-N-OUT), and more fun for you and all of your friends and family. Don’t wait… sign up today at and you’ll bypass the line at your first game.

Whether you are coming to one game, the whole season, or anything in-between, we having a pricing plan that will work for you. Check out all of your options at

If you didn’t attend a TKE Tent last season, or maybe it has been even longer, we’d love to have you back. Grab your friends, family, and leave all the tailgating supplies at home. We look forward to seeing you at the TKE Tent on Saturday, September 5 at 4:30 p.m. or at another game this season.

A New Season of USC Football Kicks Off this SaturdayAugust 27, 2014

2014 USC Football Poster

USC fans have a lot to be excited about in 2014. The days of bubble screens, FIRE LANE violations, and QB controversies are gone. The Trojans return eighteen starters from last year’s10-4 team, including a trio of pre-season All-Americans, have updated the offense, defense, and are ranked in the top 15.

For the first time in nearly 100 years, your USC Trojans will play the same opponent in consecutive games. After a good old-fashioned ass whipping in the 2013 Las Vegas bowl, the Trojans look to re-channel their inner Michael Vick against the Fresno State Bulldogs this Saturday, August 30, at the slightly renovated Memorial Coliseum. Will Sark become the sixth consecutive head coach to start his USC campaign with a victory? Sanctions are in the past and the future looks bright for USC Football and the TKE Tent.

The TKE Tent is in its 20th year and we cant wait to start the celebration with you this Saturday. The TKE Tent will be opening 3.5 hours before the game at 1:00pm. For those that choose to come early, we’ll be celebrating the start of the 2014 season with a collection of our favorite central California beers: Firestone 805 and Firestone Easy Jack Session IPA.

The TKE Tent has all of your tailgate needs: great brews, an upgraded food menu, football on TV, and more. If you have not yet signed up, we are accepting payment at the door (cash, checks and credit cards) but to make it easier on everyone, please sign up NOW by CLICKING HERE.

We look forward to seeing you at the same location as last year: only steps away from campus, in front of the Rose Garden. Be sure to take advantage of the Expo Park / USC Metro line stop. It literally drops you off right in front of the TKE Tent. Check out this website for more info:

20 years of tailgating continues this Saturday. Grab your friends, family, and everyone that you know and head on over to the TKE Tent.

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A New Era of USC Football Begins…August 8, 2014

TKE Alumni Polo Shirt

We are now only 22 days away from the first game of the 2014 USC Trojan Football season. August 30th begins a new era in Trojan football. The sanctions are over, we have a newheadcoach, installed a new high octane no huddle offense, and we’ve already named a starting quarterback. Things are looking good for your Trojans this season and are looking even better at the TKE Tent. It’s the 20th year of the TKE Tent and we cant wait to have you back!

The home schedule kicks off on Saturday, August 30th with a rematch of last years Las Vegas Bowl. The time has come for you to make sure all of the USC Football Home Games have been put in your calendar, and that you are signed up for the 2014 TKE Tent. Click here to sign up and avoid the hassle (for you and us) of having to pay at the tent. We have a number of different options set up to accommodate whatever your plans might be for the season.

We will be returning to the same great location as the last number of years. For those of you who haven’t been there before, we are only steps away from campus, in front of the Rose Garden and thanks to the LA Metro Expo line, you can be literally dropped off right in front of the TKE Tent. Be on the lookout for seasonal and early bird drink specials, games, expanded catering, and great college football on TV. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, August 30th

New this year we will also be offering a limited supply of TKE Alumni polos, in Cardinal & Gold, perfect to wear on Gameday. You can purchase one for only $30 along with your Cherry & Grey membership, or you can buy one a la carte for $40. These are high quality and very comfortable Nike Dri-Fit polos with our alumni crest stitched on the chest. These shirts will sell out fast. Sign up for the TKE Tent and order yours before it’s too late.

The TKE Tent Honors Our Fallen Members This SaturdayNovember 11, 2013

Scoring nine touchdowns last Saturday was an unexpected pleasure and has your Trojans geared up for a tough matchup this weekend against Stanford. While there is plenty to look forward to this Saturday, the TKE Tent will be doing so with heavy hearts.

This past calendar year the TKE Tent lost two of its most beloved members, frater Shawn Talbott and Jeff Herle.  Shawn Talbott BΣ #823 was involved with the TKE Tent since its inception in 1988. Shawn was a member of the Trojan Football team that played in the Rose Bowl and was one game away from the National Championship. Shawn’s outgoing personality was infectious and he was a TKE Tent staple that will be greatly missed.  Jeff Herle BΣ #1271 (pictured right) was a recent Young Alumni that left us much too soon. A member of the Fall of 2007 Pledge Class, Jeff was almost always smiling at the TKE Tent. His signature catch phrase, “You gotta want it”, could be heard upon entry each and every week.

This Saturday at 4:30pm (30 minutes before kickoff) the TKE Tent will be raising our glasses to our two fallen TKE Tent members. We hope you’ll join us as we remember those that we have lost.



Thursday Night TKE TENT Excuse LettersOctober 10, 2013

USC is hosting a Football home game at the Coliseum tonight for the first time in the BCS era. The TKE Tent will open 3 hours before the game at 4:30pm.

For your convenience, we are providing you with three ready-made excuses to pick from…