Ski-U-Mania & Private Party Rentals

Ski-U-Mania

On seven Saturdays in the Fall each year, 50,000 U of M alumni and fans come to campus to watch the Golden Gophers at Huntington Bank Stadium. Before the football games, fans gather across the street at the McNamara Alumni Center for Ski-U-Mania, the official pre-game party of the U of M Alumni Association.

This popular party with food and beverages for sale, activities and entertainment starts two hours before each home game and is FREE and open to anyone.

Stay warm and dry no matter the weather by hosting your own private pregame party! McNamara has rooms for 10-150 people! Afterwards, simply walk across the street to the stadium!

SATURDAY HOME GAMES: Sept. 1 (Thursday) vs. New Mexico State | Sept. 10 vs. Western Illinois | Sept. 17 vs. Colorado | Oct. 1 vs. Purdue (Homecoming) | Oct. 29 vs. Rutgers (Parent Family Weekend) | Nov. 12 vs. Northwestern | Nov. 19 vs. Iowa


Be a part of the pre-game fun!
Rent a room for a private party!

  • Seven rooms from which to choose—either adjacent to Memorial Hall where the public party is or down the hall for semi-privacy
  • Rental includes custom set-up of tables, chairs, and podium
  • All rooms include a screen for watching pre-game coverage or other football games
  • McNamara staff can reserve parking for your guests in the adjacent University Ave. ramp for an additional fee
  • Choose between 3 buffet menus prepared by D’Amico Catering, McNamara’s onsite caterer.
  • A full bar is available in Memorial Hall 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

AVAILABLE ROOMS
SAMPLE MENUS--COMING SOON


TOUCHDOWN RENTAL PACKAGE

  • Meeting rooms University Hall, Swain and The Commons–located in a private wing of the McNamara Alumni Center which combined can host up to 300 people.
  • Adjacent landscaped outdoor private patio with built-in seating for 90 people, weather permitting.
  • Custom set-up of tables, chairs, and podium
  • Three built-in screens (total of 3) for watching pre-game coverage or other football games
  • Private bathrooms (2)
  • McNamara staff can reserve parking for your guests in the adjacent University Ave. ramp for an additional fee or help coordinate easy bus drop-off at your party’s doorstep!
  • Choose between 3 buffet menus prepared by D’Amico Catering, McNamara’s onsite caterer.
  • Private full bar in one of your rooms serviced by a D’Amico bartender

For information on renting a room before  a Gopher home football game, email macevents@umn.edu or call 612-624-9831 and speak to a member of our sales team.