Visiting Team Alumni Gatherings

The McNamara Alumni Center is an ideal location for alumni gatherings in conjunction with athletic events on the University of Minnesota campus. We welcome our colleagues from the Big Ten or any university and invite you to hold your alumni events here when visiting our campus. 

Near to All Athletic Stadiums & Arenas

The McNamara Alumni Center is located across the street from Huntington Bank Stadium (football), Mariucci Arena (hockey) and Williams Arena (basketball). We have ten rooms of all sizes for alumni of visiting teams to gather.

Football is right around the corner!

Rent a private room for an alumni pregame party!

  • Visiting team parties are located in a private wing of the McNamara Alumni Center which can host up to 75-300 people.
  • All rooms include a screen for watching pre-game coverage or other games
  • Adjacent private patio with built-in seating for 90 people
  • Private bathrooms
  • McNamara staff can reserve parking for your guests in a campus ramp for an additional fee
  • Choose between 3 game day buffet menus prepared by D’Amico Catering, McNamara’s onsite caterer.
  • A full bar is available in Memorial Hall (where the Gopher pregame party is located) for your guests to purchase their own beverages or you can hire a private D’Amico bartender exclusively for your party.
  • Your reservation is guaranteed without a confirmed game time or if the game time changes.
  • After your party, simply walk across the street to the stadium!

For information on renting a room, email or call 612-624-9831 and speak to a member of our sales team.

If your school is not hosting a pregame party and you want to grab a beer or something to eat before kickoff, you are welcome to join Gopher fans at the McNamara Alumni Center for Ski-U-Mania, the official pre-game party of the U of M Alumni Association. This popular party starts two hours before kickoff and has a full bar, food trucks and activities. It is FREE and open to anyone, no matter who you are rooting for!